Healthy Families Bilingual Spanish Family Support Specialist

Website Impact NW

PROGRAM SUMMARY: Healthy Families—a free, voluntary program—works closely with parents of newborns through a series of home visits. Families are enrolled before the babies are 3 months old. The goals of Healthy Families are to promote positive parent-child relationships, to support healthy childhood growth and development, and to enhance family functioning by teaching parents to identify strengths and utilize problem-solving skills to improve the family support system through linkages and referrals to available community services. We provide information on child development and infant care, free screenings to make sure each baby is healthy, and connections to supportive services in their community.

JOB SUMMARY: We are currently looking for a Bilingual Spanish Family Support Specialist to promote positive parent-child relationships, support healthy childhood growth and development, and enhance family functioning for families with newborns in Multnomah County through home visiting.

FTE: 1.0 FTE; 40 hrs per week
Entry Wage: $24.54/hr with Bilingual Differential
Location: 7211 SE 62nd Ave., Portland, 97206

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Deliver parent and child education services in home visit settings to parents and their babies 0-3 years of age according to families’ individual goal plans, families’ needs, developmental stage of baby, and using a variety of curriculum.
  • Work with families, supervisor, and Healthy Families team to promote positive parent-child relationships, support healthy growth and development, enhance problem-solving skills and improve support systems.
  • Effectively work with families and individuals of diverse backgrounds (including teen parents; families with mental health, substance use, or domestic violence concerns; families experiencing poverty).
  • Maintain accurate, legible, timely documentation detailing contact and progress of families.
  • Complete on-going evaluation documentation and assessments for each family in accordance with Healthy Families standards and requirements.
  • Connect families with community resources and support self-advocacy across systems.
  • Encourage and facilitate family participation in program and community activities.
  • Serve as a cohesive member of the team, participate in problem solving and promote innovation.
  • Provide support and development opportunities to new staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries.
  • Meet weekly for 1.5 hours with supervisor for supervision.
  • Fulfill all training and evaluation requirements as established by Healthy Families standards and Impact NW.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  

Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Experience and humility to work with culturally diverse families. Experience working with Latinx communities required.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s
  • Degree in early childhood education, social work or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of infant and child development, Infant
  • Mental Health Endorsement® through Oregon Infant
  • Mental Health Association preferred.
  • Experience providing early childhood education services to low-income children ages prenatal to 5 years and their families, experience in providing parent and child development services for families with infants and toddlers preferred.
  • Ability to provide strengths-based, client-centered services in a culturally responsive manner.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships and accept individual differences.
  • Willing to engage in building reflective capacity (e.g., capacity for introspection, communicating awareness of self in relation to others, recognizing value of supervision).
  • Ability and willingness to work as a dependable, flexible team member and support Impact NW’s mission and goals.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Must be able to function independently and use ethical judgment in making decisions.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks.
  • Possess excellent time management skills.
  • Some computer skills needed.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and provide own dependable transportation to travel on behalf of the agency.

THIS JOB ALSO REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:  

  • Repetitive motion, prolonged sitting, extensive visual involvement.
  • Ability to efficiently travel in order to perform duties.
  • Moderate lifting.

IMPACT NW: 

At Impact NW, we are a nonprofit with a mission to prevent homelessness, because we believe in the fundamental right to a beautiful life. That of course means the stability and peace that come with basic human needs being met — a roof overhead, food on the table, and warmth in the winter. More importantly, it also means a life filled with opportunity and community support, especially for Indigenous, Black, Brown, Melanated, Immigrant, and Asian people.

What we seek is for you to share your skillset – as a person who is in line with our values, that act as our decision-making code and inform how we show up each day:

  • See the beauty in people
  • Promote peace
  • Find a way
  • Put people first

To apply for this job please visit www.paycomonline.net.

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