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Home Visitor

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.


The home visitor will visit families to establish a trusting relationship, assess their resource needs, and provide families with the necessary support, education, and resources during times of high stress.  Families are empowered to develop and use the necessary skills taught to manage and effectively address crisis and highly stressed situations. The home visitor uses solution focused intervention with the aim of preventing child abuse and neglect.  The home visitor provides case management and is responsible for these home based services in accordance with the standards of the Comprehensive Family Support Services Contract.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counseling, education, human services or related field.
• At least two (2) years of related experience in service delivery to families at risk of abuse and neglect.
• Knowledge of community resources in Strafford County.
• Advanced computer literacy including:  Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Parents as Teachers Certification or ability to obtain as necessary
 

Responsibilities:

• Promote healthy growth and development of children by assisting families in identifying and addressing any home or community barriers to children’s success in school.
• Empower families as advocates for themselves and their children, by collaborating with families and community agencies in the development of family centered and culturally diverse services.
• Use relationship-based approach with families that include empathetic understanding, genuine caring, problem solving, support, sensitive communication, and cultural awareness.
• Facilitate parents' participation in the development of an Individual Family Support Plan as a tool for family goal accomplishment.  Update with family on an ongoing basis.
• Support parents who are experiencing social, emotional, physical and mental health related problems that interfere with their ability to parent.
• Promote safe, nurturing environments for children by educating parents in child development, child health, safety and parenting skills.
• Help families learn healthy coping skills that will assist them in their everyday lives.
• Help families deal with crisis situations.
• Enhance family development by assisting parents to further their education, find employment and access community resources.
• Act in a support role as an advocate for child and family, addressing unmet family needs.
• Provide support to families through information, education and referrals to appropriate resources.  Follow-up on referrals with parents and agency of referral when appropriate.
• Maintain current and accurate records, with adequate provisions for confidentiality.  Ensure all records are up-to-date.
• Attend weekly supervision.
• Attend team meetings and actively participate as a member of the home visiting team.
• Continue to gain knowledge and expertise in child development and early childhood education, the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles; and family dynamics.
• Attend professional training conferences/workshops as directed by your supervisor.
• Any other duties assigned by your supervisor for the benefit of the program and/or agency.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
• Be able to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and families on a regular basis
• Good communication skills and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to read, write, and communicate instructions

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to capjobs@straffordcap.org

Job Location:

Rochester

Date Added: August 31, 2017

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