Family Support Worker

We are seeking a Family Support Worker for our Healthy Families Program located in our Toms River office. This is a full time position and includes a full benefits package.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the family.
  • FSW will outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider.
  • FSW will utilize a standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services.
  • Activity will occur primarily in the participant’s home; each visit should last for at least one hour.
  • Establish a trusting relationship.
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment.
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.
  • Believes in and advocates for nurturing, nonviolent discipline of children.
  • Enter/maintain data entry of client information into databases.
  • Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships.

Requirements:

Minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent plus 2 years of experience working with children age 0 – 3 years, and families. OR a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Jobs@preferredbehavioral.org

EOE