Family Support Advocate - PATH

The Family Tree - Baltimore, MD3.9

30+ days ago
Summary: This position provides strength-based family support services in cooperation with families of children from birth to 18 years old. This work requires that the FSA, by means of weekly in-home visits, partners with families to identify needs, develop plans of action, and mobilize resources that build family effectiveness. FSA’s are required to maintain a caseload of 15-25 families.
Responsibilities

Complete family intake, assessment, and goal plan for each family assigned within the first 2 visits

Review family goal plans on a regular basis, at a minimum once every 30 days, to measure progress and to adjust goals.

To role model for the family effective parenting and nurturing skills.

To provide direct teaching through the use of curriculum to families that will assist in building healthy parent/child relationships.

Jointly with the family identify and mobilize resources within and external to the family. Provide linkages to these resources as necessary.

Works flexible hours that meet the needs of each family assigned

Complete the expected number of home visits as determined by the intensity of service for each family assigned.

Maintain an accurate and current case file on each family assigned

Complete all assessment, program evaluation tools and documentation within timelines as required by the funder and the agency.

Meet regularly with the Program Manager to discuss cases, problem solve, plan for home visits and discuss program updates

Oversee and assist with the orientation and supervision of 1-2 interns

Complete statistical reports as required.

Attends required staff meetings, training or conferences.

Participates in agency work teams as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health, Nursing, and Education) preferred; Associate Degree in Human Services or related field
Experience: 3-5 years experience working in Human or Social Services; One year working with or providing services to children and families; Case management or service coordination experience preferred; Experience and willingness to work with a culturally diverse population

Skills:
Oral and written communication skills

Ability to develop trusting relationships

Ability to maintain professional boundaries

Acceptance of individual differences

Knowledge of infant and child development

Openness to reflective practice

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Must be prepared to travel to various program sites and various communities. Program serves Baltimore City and Baltimore County.