Job Posting: Nov 26, 2019, 8:23:12 PM Closing Date: Dec 11, 2019, 5:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 9:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 5:00 P.M.
Posting Salary : $22.99
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Position Summary- Grant funded position
The Family Support Worker (FSW) provides social services to families to improve their lives based on their specific goals. Social services include an evaluation of the families' strengths and needs, assisting with supportive programs (such as SNAP, TANF, or affordable housing, etc.) and providing referrals to education and job placement programs that assist families in need. The FSW will conduct home visits in accordance with the Healthy Families America (HFA) model and will facilitate medical appointments at the patient's respective health center. The FSW assists families with understanding and implementing the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) to encourage and promote their overall development, including achievement of self-sufficiency, as well as positive developmental outcomes for their children. FSW will support the Leadership with the enrollment process of birth-to three children entering the program. Grant End Date June 30, 2020
Shift: Flexible/ Evenings & Weekends
* Enrolls children and enters all family assessments and family goals into the internal Database Management System at the time of enrollment.
* Maintains a flexible schedule to meet individually with each family at a minimum of once per month and establishes a relationship with parents in the program.
* Ensures each family has the required two home visits twice per year and as needed thereafter.
* Ensures each family has an IFSP created detailing the family/parent goal for themselves, goal for the child's development and the goal for the relationship between family/parent and child.
* Assures that the classroom staff and Site Director support the family's individual plan.
* Collaborates with Site Director to plan group sessions focusing on child development, parenting and parent education that takes place at a minimum of once per month.
* Promotes and maintains parents' overall involvement and participation in program center-based services, home visits, and obtain feedback from parents regarding the level of satisfaction with the services they receive.
High School Diploma or GED (must provide at time of interview)
Two (2) years of experience in family support, including direct service
Prior experience in the philosophy and practices of Prevention Initiative, Early Childhood Education, and Head Start/Early Head Start
Prior training or experience in collaborating with parents in health education, infant and child development or reflective practice
Position requires travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or relevant field (must provide original transcripts at time of interview)
Infant Mental Health Endorsement
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of the Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards, Prevention Initiative program and working knowledge of the Baby Talk curriculum
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to track meetings, appointments and e-mails in Microsoft Outlook
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents bust be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER