Bilingual Family Support Specialist
Company: The Village for Families and Children
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 10, 2022
The children served within the Child FIRST program range in age
from prenatal to six years old. Child FIRST operates from a team
approach and consists of a Clinician and Family Support Specialist,
both of whom participate in sessions and treatment meetings. The
Family Support Specialist provides intensive home-based case
management services to children and families, and participates in
implementation of treatment plan, modifying as appropriate during
the course of service. Services provided are in collaboration with
DCF, schools, pediatricians, and other community based providers.
Team is responsible for reflective group supervision weekly and
maintaining documentation according to licensing, accreditation,
Medicaid, and Child FIRST requirements. Purposes of services are to
facilitate the attachment relationship between the child and
caregiver, improve family functioning overall, and connect the
child and family with the community and community service providers
in a positive way. There is expected consultation and coordination
care with medical and Psychiatric providers if appropriate. Must
maintain productivity targets determined by the Scope of Service
and remain current on all model training requirements.
Provision of direct services to children and their families which
may include: assessment and engagement, formulation and contracting
for services or treatment plan, implementation of treatment plan
modifying as appropriate during the course of service, discharge
planning which may include plans for follow up treatment and
connection to community services and programs, case management,
work with community groups in collaborative ventures
Provision of Service in the office, home or host setting, to meet
the unique needs of families served.
Accurate and timely completion of clinical documentation and
reports, and any other documentation and reports required by agency
and program policies and funding sources.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other
community agencies and organizations in consultation with
supervisor, in order to provide comprehensive and effective
treatment services for clients (i.e. schools, courts, hospitals,
Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative staff
to respond to client and programmatic needs.
Knowledge and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
Partners with supervisor to identify areas and develop plans for
Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in
agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as
Contributes to agency visibility and development of community
linkages by representing the Village in community groups or
committees, as assigned by supervisor.
BA in the human services field or BSW required; 3 years experience
in a comparable position in a human services agency preferred.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate
comfortably with children, parents, and school personnel
Organized and able to work independently with minimal
Flexible and able to multi-task.
Cultural competency to serve targeted populations.
Spanish Bilingual skills required.
Experience working with inner-city children.
Commitment to Results/Performance Based Accountability.
May be required to maintain valid drivers license and ability to
drive or otherwise obtain transportation to provide services
throughout the service area.
Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in
a Microsoft Office environment. Familiarity with specific
applications used by the Village a plus.
Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position,
with or without reasonable accommodations; able to function safely
in a therapeutic situations including provision of services in
clients homes or host settings; able to travel to various sites
throughout greater Hartford.
Keywords: The Village for Families and Children, New Britain , Bilingual Family Support Specialist, Other , New Britain, Connecticut
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