Robins' Nest Inc
  • Healthy Families
  • NJ, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), mileage reimbursement, AAA reimbursement

Robins' Nest was recently named a Top Workplace by Philadelphia Network and now, we are looking for candidates to make our team even stronger. We are currently hiring a Family Support Worker for our Healthy Families Program serving Cumberland County.

The Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the family.

    • FSW will outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider.
    • FSW will use a standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services.
    • Activity will occur primarily within the participant's home; each visit should last for at least one hour.
    • The interventions should be family-centered and strength-based.
  • Interview/conduct the Parent Survey with parents to identify strengths/risk factors to support the family throughout home visitation services.
  • Establish a trusting relationship.
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment
  • Assist in increasing the family support system and increase the family's ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children.
  • Responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals. The assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child. 
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.


Selection Criteria: 

  •  Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent with two years of experience in working with children (0-3 years of age) and families or,
  • Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.
  • Experience in working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes.
  • Ability to relate to families from a strength-based model even in an apparently chaotic family environment; ability to approach families from a family-centered service model.
  • Demonstrates motivation and ability to learn and practice basic supportive skills.
  • Flexible availability
  • Non-judgmental
  • Enjoys and functions appropriately with long-term, ongoing projects; doesn't need immediate feedback or results for personal validation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share a basic commonality, including value system and behavior norms.
  • Believes in and is comfortable with advocating for nurturing, a nonviolent discipline of children.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Demonstrates strong writing, effective communication and organizational skills
  • Enters and maintains data entry of client information into the database(s).
  • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has the capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes the value of supervision, etc.)
  • Ability to travel throughout New Jersey to attend required core training, curricula training and ongoing training required by the model and/or agency.
  • Infant mental health endorsement level I or II preferred.
  • If serving a bi-lingual community, the FSW should be proficient in the first language of the community.

 Must have an acceptable driving record and use of an insured vehicle.




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