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Mckees Rocks, Pa 15136
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Focus on Renewal Positive Parenting Family Support Program Home Visitor & Family Development Specialist Contact: More info: Focus on Renewal (FOR) is seeking a Home Visitor & Family Development Specialist for its Positive Parenting Program. Home Visitor & Family Development Specialist: Family Development Specialist (FDS) is responsible for providing direct service to families from diverse backgrounds with children birth -- 6 yrs. The services provided help families set personal goals and deal with the many obstacles that come up in day to day life. This direct service will include home visits, goal planning, advocacy and referrals linking families to any needed services. Reports to: Director, Positive Parenting Program Duties/Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: *Conduct bi-weekly home visits to assist families identify & develop goal plans, increase understanding of child development and parenting skills *Complete two home visits per month with each assigned family *Organize and facilitate center based activities, parent & child activities, and parent groups *Participate in outreach/recruit for Positive Parenting Program *Complete minimum of one home visit per month with each assigned family *Conduct minimum two (2) developmental assessments per year on each assigned child *Participate in the development of special events and celebrations with/for families *Participate in the development and facilitation of parent group *Build positive rapport with parents and children *Maintain the family support center site and ensure welcoming atmosphere *Attend minimum of twenty (20) hours of job-related trainings annually *Participate in outreach/recruiting for Positive Parenting Program *Refer/Advocate on behalf of families and children with outside agencies *Provide crisis intervention *Maintain confidentiality of ALL Positive Parenting families *Maintain files and complete all paperwork as required *Attend staff meetings *Perform other duties as assigned Candidate Qualifications: *Must possess valid Pennsylvania drivers license and use of personal vehicle required with proof of insurance *Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood or related field *Experience in home visiting *Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds *Ability to work independently and as part of a team *Proficient using Microsoft Word and Google Apps *Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills *Must possess valid Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances About Focus on Renewal Positive Parenting Positive Parenting Family Support Centers are designed to provide education and support to the families we serve. We provide service in three sites throughout the Sto-Rox community to families with children birth through age five. The goal of the program is to prevent child abuse and help children and their families' transition into the school system. Family Support programs are based on the philosophy that the most effective way to insure the healthy development and growth of small children is by supporting the families and communities in which they live. The Positive Parenting Family Support Centers offer: PRESCHOOL three different sites in the Sto-Rox community 5 days a week 9:00 a.m. to Noon. We strive to promote self esteem, social skills and skills necessary to enter kindergarten. PARENT GROUPS/ PARENT & CHILD ACTIVITIES HOME VISITS-Every family receiving service through Positive Parenting will receive a minimum of one home visit a month. The purpose of home visits is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. To Apply Send cover letter and resume to Positive Parenting Program at . No phone calls please.

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