Family Support Worker
Cumberland Valley District Health Department Job Descriptions
ClASS TITLE: FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER-HOME VISITOR
SALARY: (MIN-MID $11.11-$14.03 Negotiable with Experience
POSITION IN THIS CLASS GENERALLY REPORT TO: Health Dept. Supervisor or Program Supervisor
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
Experience: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Experience in a Social or other health related field such as but not limited to working with children, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility, school, etc. that provides a medical or community support service. Education from an accredited college or university in a health related or social or behavioral science field may substitute for the required experience.
Special Requirements: (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.) Must have telephone accessibility, have reliable transportation, and valid Driver’s License. Criminal background check required and Drug Screening.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION:
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLASSIFICATION: EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS DESCRIBING WHAT THE DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY POSITION SHALL BE AND ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY’S ABILITY TO ADD TO, OR OTHERWISE ALTERS THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POSITION
POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: EMPLOYEES IN THIS CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN CREDENTIALS OUTLINED BELOW WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, OR IF EMPLOYEES POSSESS SUCH CREDENTIALS AT THE TIME OF HIRE THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THOSE CREDENTIALS SO LONG AS THEY ARE EMPLOYED IN THIS CAPACITY.
On the job training requirements needed within 6 months of hire in order to advance: HANDS home visitor core training (Must be completed before family contact can occur), HANDS wrap-around required training (Specific topical areas checklist), CPR Certification, Working knowledge of geographic area and or ability to locate participants and community resources with use of maps, contacts, and directions provided.
Conduct initial home visit following Parent Visitor assessment with parent/s and or families to establish rapport and planning for providing services as qualified by the provider. Provide regular planned visits to establish a trusting relationship for voluntary eligible HANDS participant/s to assist parent/s and or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits. Facilitate families in securing of prenatal/child health services, referrals, and appointments with other supportive agencies. Document case records, home visit logs accurately on each contact, progress, service need and completes reports as required. Maintain confidentiality of program information obtained from home visit/s and exchanged while communicating with community and support service providers. Confer with Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor in cases involving potential collaboration with other service providers.
The local health departments do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. EOE