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MAKE A LIVING AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE.
Are you great with kids? Help a family care for a child with disabilities and make the difference in a child's life while making a living.
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The Family Support Staff provides developmental/support services to a person with developmental challenges who lives at home with his/her family and to their family. The Family Support Staff plays the most integral role in helping the family (and the program) to meet its objective of keeping the family member who has developmental challenges at home in the least restrictive environment.
1. Work independently in a family’s home (no direct or on-site supervision).
2. Participate in meetings and staffings regarding the person/family, including but not limited to the annual staffing, six-month reviews, other meetings to address special issues, etc.
3. Implement the Individual Service Plan and provide families with any or all supportive assistance determined by the Families One Case Coordinator (i.e. Behavioral programming, household management skills, nutritional information, employment opportunities, housing, medical appointments).
4. Provide skill training for the person/family as identified by the team, and/or by the person/family.
5. Provide opportunities for community-integrated activities/resources.
6. Assist person being served with all aspects of service plan implementation including but not limited to vocational skills, daily and/or independent living skills, developmental goal achievement, and transportation and community resources.
7. Monitors and/or assists with follow through of all medical necessities.
8. Recognize and accept responsibility as a mandated reporter of abuse and neglect.
9. Decrease possibility of abuse/neglect in families which are considered high risk by:
• Teaching parenting skills
• Teaching acceptable discipline
• Teaching how to deal with feelings of anger, frustration, etc.
• Linking parents to other services that may provide help in monitoring the home situation.
10. Decrease the possibility of domestic violence in the home by:
• Monitoring the situation by presence in the home
• Evaluation of the situation and response to victim’s needs.
11. Identify and communicate to supervisor any problems/issues that arise and affect the person/family.
12. Participate in all aspects of behavioral programming for person being served as determined by your supervisor and clinical program specialist.
13. Maintain open and ongoing communication with the person/family being served.
14. Meet and communicate with supervisor on a regular basis, including but not limited to one monthly supervision meeting.
15. Complete all required documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
16. Attend all Families One functions as assigned by program supervisors.
• Individual Staffings and six-month reviews
• Special events
17. Follow policies and procedures of Little City Foundation and the Families One program.
18. Maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the family’s home and all information related to the person and his/her family.
19. Be available by phone, return phone calls in a timely manner, and maintain consistent contact with Case Coordinator.
20. Responsible for all safety activities in the work area and immediately report all accidents and safety hazards to supervisor.
21. Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Family Support Staff must be at least twenty-one years old, have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and high school diploma or GED certificate. A Bachelor’s degree or other continued education related to the field is preferred. Experience working with individuals who have developmental challenges, and/or working with families and/or family-related systems is not required, but preferred.
Bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, turning, twisting, standing for extended periods, reaching, ability to perform CPR, and CPI, and ability to visually and auditorially monitor participant(s) to ensure their safety, ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Management has the right to schedule work hours and determine the work to be performed at all sites. FSS must have the flexibility to adjust to changes in scheduling, (including hours, the total number of work hours and family assignments) brought on by individual/family and program needs. Supervisors will notify FSS of any changes.
Family Support Staff breaks are at the discretion of supervisors and families.