Family Support Specialist (265)
Company: Seven Hills Foundation
Location: Fall River
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Family Support Specialist will focus on
the family while addressing the needs of the individual children
and adults in order to improve overall functionality, ensure family
participation in the planning of services and work toward building
the strengths and abilities of families. Family Support Specialists
will assist children and youth in maintaining positive connections
to their families; reflect, respect and respond to the cultural and
linguistic strengths and needs of the child and family; and foster
the integrity of the family unity whenever possible and consistent
with the Department of Social Services permanent plan, without
compromising the safety of its members.
Ensure linguistic and culturally competent
services to families, children and adolescents, kinship networks
and foster families.
Develop parent’s capacity to utilize formal and informal community
supports to ensure the safety, health and well being of their
Improve parenting skills relative to safety, supervision and
Complete extensive documentation in a professional manner through
the use of an electronic record to be utilized by social workers,
attorneys, court officials and others as deemed necessary.
Stabilize children in foster care setting.
Achieve established goals in a time sensitive manner.
Assist linguistic/cultural minority families in accessing community
resources and supports in order to reduce stress and factors which
contribute to abuse and neglect and to also increase the family’s
self-reliance and independence.
Provide individual, family and group outreach and medication
services via home visits.
Provide parent training for development of effective communication
skills and nonviolent parenting methods.
Provide advocacy on a variety of issues, which may include
educational, legal and accessing community resources or specialized
Provide ongoing education on addressing difficult topics facing
families today, for instance, gangs, pregnancy prevention, STD’s,
HIV, and substance abuse.
Transporting families/children when necessary.
All other duties assigned by the supervisor, his/her superior or
the designee of either party.
High School diploma
Working knowledge of both community resources and
Valid Driver’s License, ability to drive and means of
Travel to other cities and towns may be required
Keywords: Seven Hills Foundation, Fall River , Family Support Specialist (265), Other , Fall River, Massachusetts
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