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Family Support Specialist

Company: Achievement Centers
Location: Delray Beach
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview: All positions are responsible for upholding the mission and vision of Achievement Centers for Children & Families and fostering programs and activities that promote the academic, social, emotional and physical development of each child enrolled. Family Support Specialist partners with families enrolled at ACCF and from the surrounding community to support children's academic, cognitive and social-emotional success. The Family Support Specialist builds trusting relationships and engages families' participation and involvement with their children's development. They work with students and families in creating a care plan; encourage behaviors that support positive outcomes; and connect to resources/ navigate systems that support success. Classification: Exempt - Salaried Reports to: Director of Social Emotional WellnessDuties & Responsibilities Develop trusting relationships with students and families enrolled at ACCF or living in Delray Beach's priority neighborhood. Engage and create relationships with families to foster positive experiences for children and families.Participate in daily family greeting activities.Track needs of all children and families enrolled at assigned site.Work in coordination with ACCF Program staff and parents to monitor and support children's developmental progress and address any barriers to success.Assist in conducting screenings and assessments of all children along with ensuring to communicate and translate results to parentsConduct comprehensive interviews will all ACCF families to support the development of a thorough care plan.Manage and conduct all linkages and referrals for ACCF families and community members.Recruit and maintain an individualized care plan for all families for developmental and resource access support. Provide coaching and problem-solving to overcome obstacles for children and families to bolster developmental and resource gains.Support children and families in setting and reaching care plan objectives, connecting within the program, and facilitating other community supports.Provide families access to wrap-around resources from ACCF collaborative partners.Develop and track care plan objectives and action steps to encourage and facilitate progress.Recruit, coordinate, and host family involvement in ACCF workshops and parent engagement activities.Manage and maintain recruitment, enrollment, parent access to funding, parent communications, fee and documentation collection, etc.Explain the absentee guideline process to families enrolling an "At Risk" child during intake Report client progress and enrollment statusAssist in processing tuition paymentsWork with the program staff to create a social and emotionally healthy and responsive environment.Partner with site program to develop and run a Parent Advisory CouncilKeep all family and process related documentation up to date in client files. Document and record all contact, referrals, care-planning conversations, and progress for program evaluation purposes. Maintain and keep up to date, all contact, referral, and restorative practice logs.Facilitate community building circles, responsive circles, and formal conferences (engaging key stakeholders in the child's life).Serve as a classroom staff and count in the Health Department ratio if needed. Attend weekly program staff meetings and community meetings and represent Achievement Centers. Provide assistance with translating information for all Creole speaking families. Identify and assess families through an assessment process who may be at risk of poor health outcomes. Implement a solution focused plan that is SMART for all family members to achieve. Act in the best interest of families by advocating for them during meetings with partnering agencies. To be able to engage children through play to support their learning and development in conjunction with the Teaching Strategies Gold Objectives for Development and Learning, VPK Standards, and Head Start Statewide School Readiness Standards. Manage the planning and delivery of information to families. Report on all safeguarding matters to leadership staff and ensure adherence to staff and organization safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures. Essential Skills/AbilitiesStrong organizational skillsAbility to learn and grow through professional development within a results oriented cultureA devotion and ability to build close relationships with students, families, partner agencies, and the communityAbility to manage time effectivelyStrong communication skills and interpersonal skillsAbility to work with diverse groupsPositive approach to changing priorities and demands and work assignmentsComputer proficiency preferredStrong commitment to the expectation that all children regardless of their wealth, home language, zip code, gender, race, or disability should have access to opportunityKnowledge or willingness to learn Restorative Practices, Wrap-Around, and Motivational InterviewingKnowledge or willingness to learn about cultural and community strengthsKnowledge or willingness to learn about race equity and systems barriers to school and college readinessPI216994351

Keywords: Achievement Centers, Delray Beach , Family Support Specialist, Other , Delray Beach, Florida

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