As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.<br /><br />Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Family Support Worker who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. <br /><br />The Family Support Worker:<br />Provides support and technical assistance to EHS/HS direct service staff in the content areas of family partnerships and engagement, community resources and collaborations, support service delivery, training and mentoring, monitoring and reporting, and providing best practices in working with families in crisis/high needs. As the program expands by an additional 200 children, the FES is needed to support family engagement event planning, policy council coordination, home based socialization planning and multiple other family related services. <br />Assists Centers and Teachers with planning and conducting monthly parent committee meetings and functioning as a committee; Meets with Teaching Team on a weekly basis Assist the Family Engagement Specialist and Manager with annual program wide event planning and ongoing parent trainings; Coordinates and/or conducts education opportunities for parents and volunteers; and Schedules and completes home visits and visits to assigned classrooms/centers. <br />Assists families to identify interests, concerns, services, and strengths; Supports families to develop skills needed to achieve their goals; utilize the parenting curriculum Circle of Security and Parents as Teachers as appropriate in your work with families.; and Link families to community providers and Assists parents in arranging transportation to appointments at various social or medical agencies. <br />Maintain all reporting and record keeping, including a monthly report to the Family Services Manager; Monitors child attendance closely and Follows procedures to maintain full enrollment; Establish and maintain accurate health and social services records for each family and Inputs data into ChildPlus database including, but not limited to, in-kind, attendance, enrollment applications, and family information, and other as needed. <br />Initiates and sustains contact with service organizations; Maintains a current directory of community resources; Attends appropriate community meetings and events; and Identifies and recruits prospective families for enrollment and volunteers for Head Start.<br /><br />Qualified candidates will possess:<br />Family Service Worker credential required (Can be obtained upon hire) or<br />An Associate's degree with 12 college credit hours in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field<br />Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or other related field preferred <br />Six months experience in programs demonstrating competence in working with families with lower socio-economic incomes<br />Must have or obtain a minimum of a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field within 18 months of hire<br />Active BLS CPR card<br /><br />Work Schedule:<br /><br /><b>At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:</b><br /><ul><li>Work life balance through non rotating shifts</li><li>Recognition and rewards for professional expertise</li><li>Free Employee parking</li><li>Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)</li><li>100% Coverage for inpatient care – at Adventist HealthCare facilities</li><li>100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide – after copay</li></ul><br /><br />Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.<br /><br /><b>Tobacco Statement</b><br /><br />Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.<br /><br />Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.<br /><br /><b>Equal Employment Opportunity</b><br /><br />Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.