Family Assessment Worker (FAW)
Program: Healthy Families Washington Heights Program
Reports to: Program Manager
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, identifies, recruits and interviews families to assess health and social service needs of families and children to determine their level of risk. Conducts outreach and recruitment activities and implements enrollment procedures for infants, toddlers, young children and pregnant women. Conducts interviews and screenings and refers families to the program in consultation with the Program Manager. Reviews medical charts and prepares and updates detailed child and family records and maintains confidentiality of all acquired information.
AA degree in human services, psychology, social service or a combination of education and
experience equivalent to an AA or a closely related field is required. Must be experienced in working with or providing services to Latino, high-risk or low-income children and families in a community setting. Able to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families. Demonstrated knowledge of infant and child development. Able to prepare written reports in a timely manner. Must be able to handle stressful situations and capable of exercising sound judgment. Must be bilingual. Supports and applies the mission and goals of Dominican Women's Development Center.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
► The Family Assessment Worker identifies, recruits and interviews families to determine level of risk, obtaining informed consent from the family and referring families to the FSW (in consultation with the Program Manager).
► Administers assessments at periodic intervals and documents the provided intervention and its results. Also responsible for reviewing medical charts and abstracting relevant information periodically.
► In collaboration with the parent or primary care giver, assess the health, social service and training/educational needs of each assigned family. Utilizing a case management approach, develops with each family an Individual Family Plan based on the family's assessed and expressed needs and interests. Assists each family to implement the Individual Family Plan; documents activities and progress toward the successful completion of the plan. Makes appropriate referrals to other agencies and follow-up on all referrals acting as an advocate when needed.
► Implements the outreach and recruitment plan as directed. Makes community contacts, disseminates marketing materials and other information regarding the program. Maintains accurate records of site visits, assessments, etc.
► Assures that all files are accurate and up-to-date. Use a computer and other office equipment to gather, record, retrieve, collate, copy, and disseminate information.
► Attends case conferences, parent conferences, center meetings, case reviews, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.
► Performs other job related tasks as required.
Note that all applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, and reference checks to verify education requirements as well as verification of employment history.