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Family Support Worker (Grant)

Req #:  140009
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Chicago/Lincoln Park
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

 

 

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling

 

Family Support Worker:

  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Full time
  • Days
  • Bilingual in Spanish Highly Preferred   

 

Position Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in human services related field or equivalent (4 years or more in comparable social service position).
Interest in working with teen parents and infants/toddlers.
Interest in providing home~based services.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to learn to learn about and work with community agencies.
Ability to learn to work with appropriate developmental education materials for infants/toddlers (up to age 5).
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Services provided in off~campus locations, primarily the home.
Early evening hours.


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Under general supervision of the Teen Parent Programs Coordinator, the Family Support Worker (FSW) Works in the Healthy Families Illinois Program to provide intensive home visiting services.
Responsibilities include assisting families in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishing goals developing strong relationships with families to assist them in maximizing the home environment, improving overall family functioning, and enhancing support systems and, fostering positive parent~child interactions.


Accountabilities:
Provides support work services to families who accept HFI, offering ongoing home visitation services
Maintains appropriate documentation
Provides case management services to families within target population.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago