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Family Support Specialists are social workers who help families in need. Key responsibilities highlighted on a Family Support Specialist resume sample are identifying families in crisis, determining areas where they need support, maintaining case notes, recording statistics, implementing social services programs, and enrolling families in these programs. The ideal candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate the following skills in his or her resume: willingness to help others, communication, organizational abilities, knowledge of legal and medical topics, and excellent people skills. The ideal candidate for the job should hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in social work.

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Paraprofessional Family Support Specialist / Parent Aide/ Pup Counseling

  • Supervise and assist clients, who be involved with DFCS, to build parental capacity and/or work towards reunification through parent skills training and linkage to community resources.
  • Facilitate and supervise visitation between consumers and their children.
  • Provide transportation services for purposes of supervised visitation between approved parents and children as identified in the case plan and other services as assigned by supervisor.
  • Collaborate with case managers and other Georgia HOPE staff and community partners to ensure effective treatment and case collaboration
  • Document case notes in online electronic medical record system (CoreLogic)
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
2

Family Support Specialist

  • Planned and conducted home visits using evidence-based curriculum to a diverse population of families to assist in setting and achieving goals, child development, and bonding activities
  • Administered clinical tools to assess child development and mental health, implemented interventions, and successfully connected families to appropriate community resources
  • Promoted child well checks, healthy feeding practices, and documented immunizations using CDC charts
  • Managed multiple cases, files, and home visit notes while maintaining a home visit completion rate above state requirements
  • Implemented motivational interviewing skills to assess risk factors for child abuse and neglect, substance use, intimate partner violence, etc in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed manner
  • Created transition plans with families who graduated from the program or moved out of service area
  • Reported Child Abuse and/or Neglect to DCS when appropriate
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Arts
BA
Sociology
MA
Social Work
3

Clinical Family Support Specialist

  • Counseled homeless families to attain and maintain employment and self-sufficiency.
  • Achieved family goals for 88% of clients by providing referrals, resources, and tools for assistance.
  • Built rapport and self-sufficiency in parents through monthly goal-oriented meetings, supportive counseling, and crisis intervention.
  • Assessed client needs and progress through initial and ongoing screenings such as the Self-Sufficiency Matrix and Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA).
  • Documented family goals, child enrollment, and attendance for 35+ families by updating Head Start database.
  • Empathized with diverse family situations by working with internal educators and social workers and external partner agencies.
  • Collaborated with teachers and clinical therapists to reach educational and emotional stability for the children of 35+ families.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Social Work
MS
Social Work
4

Family Support Specialist

  • Oversaw 'BRIDGES' - families in crisis program
  • Managed client files and ensured proper follow-ups
  • Administered developmental screenings and community referrals
  • Processed provider resumes and monitored childcare programs
  • Facilitated parenting programs
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology
5

Family Support Specialist II

  • Conducted client interviews/evaluations
  • Determine eligibility for food benefits and Medicaid coverage
  • Successfully maintained direct client case management of over 1300 clients, personally.
  • Conducted verification interview/investigations to validate eligibility for benefits
  • Performed receptionist/administrative duties when short-staffed
  • Provided conflict resolution and diffusion in a high stress and at times dangerous environment
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Human Services
Psychology
6

Family Support Specialist

  • Documented observations about interactions between parents with their children during visitations for reports
  • Met with biological and foster families on an ongoing basis while implementing a plan of action as outlined by the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services caseworkers towards reunification
  • Served on family support team meetings identifying goals, boundaries, and next steps for successful reunification
  • Administered drug testing, both urine and saliva, while completed required documentation to be submitted
  • Provided crucial family support for parents such as: signing up for G.E.D classes, obtaining permanent housing, signing up for therapy, assisted with locating parenting classes, seeking employment, using community resources, gaining access to treatment, or completing probation.
  • Supports included teaching Love and Logic parenting and discipline skills, role modeling effective parenting skills for first time parents, while ensuring the safety and well-being of children throughout the visit
  • Worked with The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the Ponca Tribe
  • Attended trainings on Trauma and Domestic Violence to learn the effects on children
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Human Services
BA
Human Services Administration
7

Family Support Specialist

  • Processed incoming applications, both hard copy and virtual, for all State of Nevada welfare programs.
  • Interviewed clients and verify all information provided to determine eligibility for assistance.
  • Conducted mandatory job training and life skill classes for clients receiving specific benefits.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Human Services
8

Family Support Specialist

  • Managed a caseload of 7-8 at risk families
  • Taught families and children important life skills to ensure quality of life
  • Coordinated services with Child Protective Services and other related agencies
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
9

Family Support Specialist

  • Responsible for a case load of 55-74 families
  • Conducted home visits and completed family needs assessments
  • In collaboration with parents, developed Family Partnership Agreements
  • Referred families to community agencies based on needs, interests and family requests
  • Coordinated parent training and community partnership presentations
  • Conducted recruitment presentations; networking and community partnership development
  • Met deadlines in compliance with the Office of Head Start health regulations
  • Maintained updated documentation in compliance with the program's policies and procedures
  • Completed hearing, vision and hemoglobin screenings for children
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AAS
Early Childhood Education
AAS
Social Science Studies
10

Family Support Specialist

Conduct weekly home visits, which will focus on parent/child interaction. Evaluate the needs of the families and provide clients with appropriate referrals as necessary.

  • Serve as a resource in crisis, shelter, and other need-based situations.
  • Develop and monitor family support plan
  • Monitor and track well-baby visits, and immunizations for baby.
  • Complete infant DENVER developmental scale as scheduled.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job

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