Assessment worker

Centro La Familia Advocacy Services Inc. - Fresno, CA

Full-time

Please also apply in person at: 302 Fresno Street, Suite 102 Fresno, CA 93706

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Assessment Worker

Department: Family Strengthening

Salary: $3,000 monthly

FTE Classification: 37.5 hours/week, FTE Non-Exempt

Report To: Program Manager

Location: Fresno, CA and Kerman, CA

Job Announcement: Centro La Familia Advocacy Services is seeking a qualified candidate to implement its Home Visitation Initiative Program through its Neighborhood Resource Center in the target community. The goal of the program is to engage parents for this voluntary service and implement home visitations to address the diverse needs of children and families at risk, including child abuse prevention and intervention and working to ensure that children and families can reach their full potential. The program utilizes the evidence-based home visitation model, Health Families America (HFA) and the Growing Great Kids (GGK) curriculum. This position is funded by the Fresno County Department of Social Services.

Position Summary: The assessment worker will work with home visitors to implement, track, and measure intake forms, assessments and surveys conducted in the Home Visitation Initiative program. Using the HFA model and GGK curriculum, the program will provide home visitation services to first time parents or parents with children under the age of two. For each family, services will consist of at least one home visit per week for the first six months after the child’s birth. After the first six months, visits may be less frequent and based on families’ needs. Visits will last one hour minimum and services will be offered prenatally or at birth and continue through the first three to five years of life. Services will address reducing child maltreatment, improving parent-child interactions and children's social-emotional well-being, and promoting children’s school readiness. Assessment workers will serve as support staff to ensure that families are engaged and receive appropriate intake processes and assessments. The assessment worker will work with home visitors to track progress on intake assessments and conduct community outreach and linkage activities.

Qualifications: Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication, ability to follow-through, and be detail-oriented. Candidate must be organized, professional, and able to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment. Candidate must be proficient in the use of technology to collect, analyze and manage program data as well as computer literate in Windows platform; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Applications. Candidate must possess the ability to maintain good recordkeeping and documentation, good presentation skills, and have the capacity to be self-motivated. It is mandatory to meet employment eligibility requirements of the organization.

Required Education: Minimum Associate’s Degree in Child Development.

Required Experience: Minimum two-years experience in home visitation/parent education programs working with and/or providing services to children and families. Knowledgeable in home visitation, parent education, child development, and parent infant toddler care. Worked with and implemented appropriate lesson plans, curriculum and/or assessments.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Program Functions:

  • Candidate demonstrates sensitivity and ability to work with culturally diverse families.
  • Engage eligible families identified by the Fresno County Department of Social Services.
  • Meet with and serve families using identified models and curriculums.
  • Working with home visitors, conduct intakes on families engaged in program.
  • Assist with linkage services and warm-handoffs, following up with service providers in a timely manner to meet family’s needs.
  • Assist home visitors to track family’s progress on identified concerns, needs, risks, and stressors.
  • Conduct community outreach through health fairs, community events, forums, etc.
  • Work to meet all goals and targeted outcomes within the program.
  • Maintain up-to-date work schedule and coordinate appointments with supervisor/colleagues.
  • Works to coordinate quarterly parent education groups.
  • Participates in meetings internally and externally as required by CLFA, funder, etc.
  • Participates in all required trainings.
  • Prepares monthly activity reports to supervisor and to funder.
  • Work to meet all goals and targeted outcomes within the program.

Reporting & Recording Keeping:

  • Utilize data collection tools to document program activities for reporting.
  • Keep accurate, confidential case files following CLFA’s established case file protocols and policies.
  • Document the timely completion of contractual goals and objectives, including internal and external reports.
  • Use tools to document and track program progress, including: sign in sheets, demographic forms, pre/posttests, assessment outcomes, updates on social media, etc.

High Quality Relationships:

  • Ability to establish trusting relationships.
  • Maintain consistent contact with clients, collaborative partners, and CLFA staff.
  • Follow through with clients and collaborative partners to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Develop a sense of belonging and teamwork among CLFA staff/collaborative partners.
  • Encourage identification of potential clients.
  • Maintain boundaries between personal and professional life.

Working Environment

Working Conditions (travel/weekend):

  • Evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Maintaining a flexible schedule to achieve program deliverables required.

Physical Effort:

  • This position will require occasionally lifting and hauling of boxes weighing 5-25 lbs.
  • This position will require typing for several hours a day.
  • This position will require occasional extended periods of sitting and/or standing.

Environmental Conditions:

  • This position will require traveling in Fresno County to attend meetings and gatherings.
  • This position may occasionally be subject to outdoor conditions necessary to achieve program deliverables.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as needed
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Department of Justice finger print clearance
  • Mandated child abuse training
  • References must be submitted

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,000.00 /month

Experience:

  • Home Visitation/Parent Education: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Other types of insurance
  • Paid time off