Family Support Worker I #24-000501-0003, #24-000501-0002, Family Support Worker Trainee #24-000500-0002, #24-000500-0001

Garrett County Health Department   Cumberland, MD   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 3, 2024
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The Healthy Families Department at the Garrett County Health Department has an opening for a full time (Recruitment#24-000500-0002) and a part time (Recruitment#24-000500-0001)contractual Family Support Worker Trainee. Applications are also being accepted for a full time (Recruitment#24-000501-0003) and a part time (Recruitment#24-000501-0002) Family Support Worker I. The main purpose of these positions is to assist the Garrett County Health Department in the mission of promoting, protecting, and improving the health of the county citizens. The position provides in-home support services through intensive home visiting to pregnant women and children up to five years of age under the Healthy Families America home visiting program(s) to improve birth outcomes, strengthen families, cultivate nurturing parent child relationships, promote child health and developmental outcomes, promote family stability, build foundations for strong family functioning, and promote positive parenting practices. Services enable individuals to maintain independence and well-being, assist in preserving the family structure, promote functional home environments, and teach clients how to access and utilize available community resources. The position, with guidance from the program supervisor, works to improve parenting skills, reduce family stress, and meet the ongoing needs of the family unit to achieve optimal functioning. The position will promote family and child health through education and referral. The position will collaborate with other health professionals and community agencies to support families and children's optimal health, nutrition, safety, and development. Early Care Programs/Healthy Families Garrett County direct service staff hold a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; have experience in working with or providing services to children and families; exhibit an ability to establish trusting relationships; show acceptance of individual differences; have experience and humility to work with the culturally diverse families; have knowledge of infant and child development; are willing to engage in building reflective capacity ( e.g., capacity for introspection, communicating awareness of self in relation to others, recognizing value of supervision, etc.). Infant mental health endorsement is preferred, but not required. The Family Support Worker takes into account each family's unique strengths and needs. The home visitor will be provided with weekly reflective supervision sessions from the Early Care Programs Supervisor to promote continued growth with the program. Rate: Salary negotiable, based on experience. State of Maryland benefits can be found by visiting:

Equal Opportunity Employer/MFH.