Through home visits, engage families and develop relationships based on a strengths-based model.
Introduce and lead parent-child activities that support healthy attachment and foster optimal child development.
Provide daily support and crisis management skills to families.
Partnering with families, create a plan with attainable goals to enhance parent and child well-being.
Co-facilitate community-based parent-child groups.
Work collaboratively with community resources and advocate for families when necessary.
Maintain a caseload consistent with program requirements and meet established Healthy Families New York performance targets.
Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, training seminars and individual supervisory meetings.
H.S. diploma or GED required; Bachelor's degree preferred
Bilingual English/Spanish skills required
1 year experience in Early Childhood, home visiting, parent education, or related field
Some experience with and strong commitment to young children and their families required (this may include one's own children)
Understanding of and commitment to community- and strengths-based work
Interest in learning innovative, family-centered treatment strategies; commitment to ongoing professional development
Ability to relate to culturally diverse families from a strengths-based, family centered model, including in diverse home environments
Capacity to foster a supportive environment for families, and function effectively during stressful situations
Sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse communities and families
Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Must be willing to travel via public transportation throughout Manhattan
Hours: 35 hrs per week, with at least 2 evenings required
Salary: High 20s to low 30s, plus generous benefits package
University Settlement Society of New York - 17 months ago