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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Pratt, Kansas

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Kansas Children's Service League is looking to hire a full-time Healthy Families Home Visiting Family Support Specialist. This position earns a competitive wage starting at $17.25 per hour and works a Monday - Friday schedule with occasional evenings and weekends. Due to the nature of this position, a candidate must live in Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Kingman, or the surrounding area.


About Kansas Children's Service League
Stronger families start at Kansas Children's Service League (KCSL). Founded in 1893, KCSL is a statewide, nonprofit agency that serves thousands of Kansas children and families each year. KCSL's mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. Our programs work with children and families in the areas of health, safety and education to succeed and break cycles of neglect, abuse and trauma. We help both children and parents develop skills for success in their families, schools and workplaces. KCSL is also the Kansas chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and Circle of Parents.


EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:

At Kansas Children's Service League, we protect and promote the well-being of children. In doing so, every employee is responsible for supporting the agency's mission, vision, and values. This includes actively and regularly demonstrating high-quality customer service, accountability in all aspects of your position, and respecting the diversity and differences in our staff, customers, and communities. Expected behaviors and qualities include professionalism and competence, active collaboration, effective communication, initiative and innovation, respect, and goal achievement. Employees are to be able, at any time, to provide basic information about the breadth of customer opportunities available through KCSL and to help customers make connections within the organization. KCSL is more than an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a company culture that celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion among all people.

JOB SUMMARY

The Healthy Families Home Visiting Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for building trusting relationships with families based on the Healthy Families America model. The FSS will visit families in their homes to provide support in establishing positive home environments, promote strong attachments through the parent child relationships, and encourage the well-being of children and families. Utilizing an infant mental health approach, the FSS will practice reflective strategies to strengthen parent-child relationships, improve parenting skills, teach effective problem-solving, and reduce family stress.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Home Visiting
    • Develops strategies to positively engage families in voluntary services through a trusting relationship.
    • Complete initial enrollment visits with family and completes FROG assessment.
    • Schedules and provides regular home visits with families in accordance to KCSL Healthy Families policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with or providing services to children and families
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries when providing supportive services
  • Able to work flexible schedule which could include some evening/weekend hours

Preferred

  • Infant Mental Health Endorsement
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish