Family Services Specialist
LifeWorks Community Action is a community of neighbors helping neighbors build bright and stable futures. We have a strong network of programs to help our neighbors address their immediate needs and overcome challenges. If we do not have the support someone is looking for, we make sure they are connected to an organization that does.
Candidate must be friendly, caring and professional and be able to demonstrate effective crisis management, good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. We are customer/participant focused and seek an applicant who desires to make an impact in the lives of our neighbors in need.
The Family Services Specialist is part of a team who ensures that trauma-informed, whole family services occur which facilitate child development, support parental roles, build healthy social/emotional relationships and promote economic mobility and self-sufficiency through one-on-one coaching to families and case coordination.
This position requires regular travel to make contact with staff, families, and other agencies. Some evening and weekend work may be required for events such as home visits, family meetings, social or community events, parent education sessions etc.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work or relevant field. Fieldwork or other relevant work experience preferred.
Knowledge of community services and experience or knowledge of trauma-informed practices, family strengths/family centered practice preferred.
Must have knowledge of issues faced by low-income population and understanding of local healthcare and social service resources as well as governmental and social services programs.
Compensation: This position offers a starting rate of $18.00 per hour.
- Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
- Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
- Paid School Breaks
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Employee Assistance Plan
COVID-19 considerations: To keep all staff and customers safe during the pandemic, we have been and will continue to follow all recommended health and safety guidelines for offices and programs. A vaccine mandate is in place for all staff.
LifeWorks Community Action promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all agency programs and services. We welcome applicants who embrace and support an inclusive and equitable work environment.