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Family Support Specialist

Company: Gandara Mental Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Family Support Specialist76-379 Family Support Specialist We're looking for a Family Support Specialist who will work with agency staff, parents and community partners to assess, refer and advocate for families: identify and catalogue resources; engage community partners in offering their services on site; reach out to families in their homes and other places when they cannot get to the FRC; assist families in overcoming barriers to resource access; identify needed services not currently being offered in the community. Duties

  • Assess the needs and strengths of families requesting support. Engage and support families using a strength-based approach.
  • Provide families with resources, referrals, and advocacy. Identify community resources and build collaborative relationships with community agencies.
  • Engage parents in leadership development activities and the development of mutual support networks. Generate public awareness of the Family Resource Center.
  • Maintain the Family Resource Center space. Organize workshops/training for families and the community.
  • Participate in quality assurance and program evaluation for the programs. Participate in the planning of community and Coalition events.
  • Facilitate family and parenting support groups.
  • Represent the Family Resource Center in community and statewide networking and educational opportunities.
  • Participate in FRC team meetings and planning retreats.
  • Other duties as requested and assigned by the FRC Program Manager and FRC Director. Qualifications/Requirements
    • Ability to work with diverse populations in a community-based setting using a family-centered, strength based approach. Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Candidates with some background of working with families are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual, especially in Spanish.
    • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle required. Benefits
      • Retirement Plan 403(b)
      • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
      • Paid vacations
      • 11 paid holidays
      • 8 discretionary days a year
      • Discounts offered to your Verizon and/or Sprint plans
      • Hiring Bonuses may vary based on degree* Please attach your Resume/CV . For additional inquiries, call our office ext. 1038. G--ndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community. Springfield, Massachusetts, United States Full-Time/Regular

Keywords: Gandara Mental Health Center, Springfield , Family Support Specialist, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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