Family Support Specialist
Company: Siouxland District Health
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: June 28, 2019
Siouxland District Health Family Support Specialist
Entry Salary: $18.45/hour + Benefits/IPERS
Responsible and accountable to provide eligible families the
Healthy Families America (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to
Experience Success – HOPES) program under the supervision of HOPES
Program Manager/Supervisor. Activities include provision of in-home
visits, communication with families, hospital staff, physicians and
community agency partners, family education, family assessment,
development of family goal plan, assessment of infant and child
development, linking families to community services, and collection
of family data.
- Provide Healthy Families America/HOPES program information to
client families, physicians and community agency partners.
- Provide in-home visitation services to eligible
- Develop a family goal plan in consultation of the family that
meets family identified needs and goals.
- Provide reproductive health education to include family
planning options, community reproductive health services, birth
control options, including emergency contraception
- Educate families on a variety of topics such as child
development, nutrition, parenting, health and wellness, education,
employment, housing, child care options, transportation and
- Provide support and anticipatory guidance to families.
- Advocate for and assist families to reduce barriers to
accessing community programs and services.
- Report cases of suspected abuse or neglect of children and
adults to the proper authorities in accordance with SDHD policy and
- Provide education to individuals, families and community groups
that is tailored to their age, developmental status, disability,
unique needs, lifestyle, cultural and socio-economic
- Represent the Family and Community Health Division by serving
on Health Department and community agency committees and other
groups providing information about public health services and
participate in the assessment of community needs to establish or
revise public health programs, policies and procedures. Work with
community partners to improve/expand services available.
- Educate clients and families on their rights as related to
privacy of their information.
- Compile required data, complete required division and
programmatic documentation, complete reports and assist with
completion of programmatic reports.
- Contribute to a work environment that fosters ongoing
educational experiences regarding public health practice for
colleagues, other health-related students, healthcare professionals
and members of the community.
- Enter demographic and program-specific data into designated
databases or documents.
- Maintain records and documents according to program
- Knowledge of Healthy Families America program, including
eligibility and screening criteria.
- Experience working with or providing services to children and
- Knowledge of infant and child growth and developmental
- Knowledge of community resources and basic information in
health and human services.
- Knowledge of current professional practice and research
- Ability to establish trusting relationships with
- Acceptance of individual beliefs, cultures and differences in
- Ability to be open to reflective practice. (Awareness for
introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to
others, and recognizes value to supervision.)
- High School Diploma or GED with 2 years of coursework in Early
Childhood, Social Work or Human Services preferred by not
- Minimum of two years of experience required in a health, social
work or human services setting working with or providing services
to children and families.
- Bilingual skills (Spanish and English) both oral and written
- Training in Healthy Families America program or be willing to
- Mandatory Child and Adult Abuse Reporter Certificate or be
willing to obtain.
- CPR Certification required or be willing to attend
- Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation and
ability to obtain car insurance at agency-specified liability
Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with
disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to
discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION
OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.
A Completed County application, resume and a copy of diploma or
transcripts are required.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
4:30 P.M., Monday, July 8, 2019.
Keywords: Siouxland District Health, Sioux Falls , Family Support Specialist, Other , Sioux City, South Dakota
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