Onslow County Partnership for Children: The Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC) is seeking a full- time Family Support Specialist. The Onslow County Partnership for Children is a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for healthy development of children, by building the strengths and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.

We are a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for the healthy development of children, by building the strengths and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.

Family Support Specialist

 

 

 

Job Title: Family Support Specialist

Classification/Time: Full-time, Non Exempt

Reports to:   Family Support Supervisor

Posted: April 24, 2017

Salary Range: $30,915- 38,644

 

 

 Job Summary: Support parents/caregivers in our community by successfully implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed programs that encourage the development of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. 

 

 Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Ensure timely tracking and collection of all required assessments, goal plans and performance measures;
  • Facilitate all programs with model fidelity;
  • Ensure details of program components are in place;
  • Participate in weekly, monthly, quarterly and agency-wide activities;
  • Coordinate and plan weekly outreach, presentations and recruitment;
  • Conduct home visits as needed to support goals and /or specific curriculum;
  • All other responsibilities as they are assigned.

 Staff Competencies/Qualities:

STRONG RELATIONSHIP/ENGAGEMENT SKILLS:

  • Ability to collaborate across departments and agencies;
  • Ability to be parent-centered, solution aligned, goal-driven and strength focused;
  • Ability to deliver services in a manner that develops understanding of each parent/caregiver served.
  • Ability to spontaneously provide open ended and clarifying  questions;
  • Ability to use listening, summarizing and validation skills;

FLEXIBILITY/ADAPTABILITY:

  • Ability to receive and merge feedback into work performance;
  • Ability to comfortably manage unplanned situations;
  • Ability to spontaneously respond to goals, strengths and challenges during weekly sessions, phone calls, peer support, team meetings and trainings.

 

STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL/PLANNING SKILLS:

  • Ability to coordinate and plan for services within a specified timeline;
  • Ability to share information (verbal and written) in a clear and concise manner in both small and large groups; in both public/private settings;
  • Ability to independently manage own schedule

 Hiring Requirements/Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field;
  • Experience working with parents/caregivers and children;
  • Experience facilitating (evidence based/informed) parenting groups is preferred;
  • Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other special challenges preferred;
  • Some travel is required.

Interested applicants must complete an Onslow County Partnership for Children application.  Applications can be obtained at www.onslowkids.org or by contacting; Cathy Wangerin 910-353-7892 cathy.wangerin@onslowkids.org.  Please submit your application by mail to 900 Dennis Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546.  Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be accepted.  Position is open until filled