Bilingual Family Support Worker

The Child and Family Network Centers
3700 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
United States

Category
Industry
Education
Job Start Date
8/1/2022
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Pay
From $45,000 To $50,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

Job Summary:
The Family Support Worker for CFNC provides high quality, culturally sensitive casework services to preschool children and their families. They are responsible for all phases of case management for a caseload of roughly 40 students/families. This includes a family interview, developmental questionnaire, needs assessment and ensuring any follow up referrals or related services. This role also visits the classrooms to maintain contact with students/families for ongoing support and advocacy and participates in parent engagement efforts as well as social-emotional learning support efforts.

Core responsibilities:

Family Support:

  • Complete two annual home visits, as well as monthly check ins with each family.
  • Work with families to complete their stated goals, including regular contacts to support their efforts and ensure follow through.
  • Work with community partners to refer families to external resources
  • Assist or lead monthly family education and engagement efforts throughout the year.

Classroom Support:

  • Conduct Ages and Stages Questionnaire with students and their families to assess and review child’s developmental and social-emotional needs.
  • Refer students to Child Find for evaluation if needed and attend all eligibility and IEP meetings.
  • Participate weekly in assigned classrooms. o Lead or co-lead Social Skills Group sessions with children

Data and Reporting:

  • Create and maintain accurate and current client records including completed questionnaire, goal plan, progress notes and copies of all reports, letters, referrals, etc. pertaining to the work with the client.
  • Maintain client confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or related field preferred, but not required.

Required Skills:

  • Must be proficient in Farsi, Dari or Amharic (i.e. speak fluently and write at an intermediate level)
  • Prior experience with case management and/or providing services to similar populations required.
  • Experience working with young children and parents preferred.
  • Must have a United States driver’s license and transportation to complete site visits.
  • Must have a highly supportive style and be a team player.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings as required.
  • Must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and have strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher is required. Social service data base experience preferred.

Flexible Work Schedule:
40 hours per week, hours ranging from 8:00AM-6:00PM, Monday through Friday, plus minimal evening or weekend work with schedule flexibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CFNC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to rfetters@cfnc-online.org

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $50,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff members must be vaccinated, adults must wear masks when entering a classroom or around children and families.

Job Requirements
Required Skills:

-Must be proficient in Farsi, Dari or Amharic (i.e. speak fluently and write at an intermediate level)
-Prior experience with case management and/or providing services to similar populations required.
-Experience working with young children and parents preferred.
-Must have a United States driver’s license and transportation to complete site visits.
-Must have a highly supportive style and be a team player.
-Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings as required.
-Must have the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.
-Must have the ability to work independently and have strong organizational skills.
-Knowledge of MS Office programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher is required. Social service data base experience preferred.
Employer
Rebecca Fetters
3700 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria VA 22304
United States

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