Family Support Worker; Early Head Start
Parsons Child and Family Center - Schenectady, NY

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Parsons, the area’s largest child and family service agency, is dedicated to helping families and their children succeed. Parsons believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn and grow in a loving, caring environment.

Our Early Head Start Center at 125 Bigelow Ave in Schenectady is expanding and we are seeking Family Support Workers to ensure that client families are receiving essential services, and to maintain productive and professional relationships with clients and collateral service providers.

Specific duties include the following:
Manage caseload of either 12 home-based families or 25 center-based families with weekly or quarterly visits respectively

Conduct screenings of children’s developmental milestones and refer to agency and community-based developmental support services as needed

Ensure that client families are receiving essential medical services

Provide client families with parenting education and health related information

Promote strong and healthy attachments between parents and children

Plan and conduct child education/socialization activities with parents

Provide transition services to families who leave the Program

Provide on-call services to families as needed

Transport client families to appointments as needed

Required Skills

Required Experience

Bachelor’s in Human services preferred

At least two years experience in direct work with parents and children

Valid NYS driver’s license and vehicle insurance coverage

Must be willing to work in participants' homes

Knowledge of community services available to families

Parsons is an EEO/AA Employer – M/F/D/V

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