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Family Support Specialist
Faces SF San Francisco, CA

Family Support Specialist

Faces SF
San Francisco, CA
  • $75,000 to $85,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Family & Child Empowerment Services (FACES) SF provides families who live and work in San Francisco with high-quality early childhood education and enrichment; job support, training, and placement; and comprehensive family support services and referrals. Our mission is to empower families who live and work in San Francisco to transform their futures through evidence-based educational and economic opportunities.


Position Summary

The Family Support Specialist is an integral part of our Family Services team, serving infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children and their families at our Bayview location. The Family Support Specialist has an in-depth understanding of the challenges of our families and children, the ability to provide trauma-informed child, individual and family therapy, and the experience to facilitate a range of community and family support services. We are looking for an individual who can form impactful working relationships with a diverse set of people, is enthusiastic about working with children and families, and has a strengths-based, non-judgmental approach when working with clients.


What You’ll Do

  • Provide trauma-informed therapy and crisis management for students, and individual, family and/or group therapy for parents/families as appropriate

  • Partner with families in assessing their needs, developing action plans toward goals, making appropriate referrals to community resources, and facilitating linkage to services

  • Coordinate and/or facilitate caregiver support groups and/or workshops, such as child development, stress management, money management, etc. as needed

  • Provide classroom milieu therapeutic support as appropriate

  • Collaborate with teachers, staff, administrators, FACES SF programs and community agencies to support student well-being and ensure continuity of care

  • Document all client contact, action plans, and summary of client progress

  • Meet in weekly individual and group supervision with supervisor and team members to discuss client activities, and any relevant issues

  • Monitor and/or coordinate weekly and monthly family engagement activities, parent workshops and community events

  • Monitor and/or coordinate workshops to address challenges faced by our families and strengthen their knowledge of and access to community resources

  • Plan, coordinate and actively participate in and document family engagement activities



Qualifications

You have a solid mix of the following knowledge, ability, skills and experience:

  • Masters degree in Social work, Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university. MFT, AMFT, ALPCC, ASW or LCSW preferred.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a must!

  • Demonstrated knowledge of parenting challenges, child development, and children and families with special needs, including behavioral and emotional issues

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources, and skills in developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with community services providers

  • Experience with facilitating workshops or trainings preferred

  • Commitment to working with families from marginalized communities

  • Effective and compassionate communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently with initiative and enthusiasm

  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications and electronic client management systems

  • Ability to meet required state, federal, local, and CDC standards (including but not limited to fingerprint clearance, negative TB test, First Aid, CPR)

  • Able and willing to travel between our centers as needed

  • A deep commitment to aligning all program practices to FACES SF values, especially around equity, inclusion, and belonging for all our stakeholder

  • Strong passion for and a desire to humbly reflect, learn, and grow in pursuit of our mission

  • A sense of humor- we believe joy and justice go hand in hand!


What We Offer

  • Salary $75,000 - $85,000 based on experience, education, and qualifications

  • Healthcare premiums 100% paid for employees and 25% paid for dependents

  • Three weeks of vacation, ten sick days, and paid holidays, including one-week winter closure between Christmas and New Year’s

  • A retirement plan with employer match up to 7% of your salary

  • A chance to positively impact the lives of young children and their families

  • A fun, dynamic and collaborative working environment

  • Opportunity to join a movement to achieve educational, economic, and racial justice!



FACES SF is a welcoming workplace for all. We embrace diversity in every form- race and culture, gender identity, sexuality, country of origin, religion, and/or ability. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

FACES SF is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Address

Faces SF

San Francisco, CA
94124 USA

Industry

Government

Posted date

Over a month ago

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