Date of Posting: August
Posting Expires: September
Job Location: Family
Services / Fresh Start
Job Title: Family
Normal Work Week: Monday-Friday – Flexible Schedule as
Normal Hours per Week:
40 hour week position
Base Salary: TBD
__ Bargaining Unit Positions _X_
Non-bargaining Unit Position
Please see attached job description.
Internal Applicants: Please contact Rick Tremblay, Senior
Human Resource Administrator at 959 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103 or
by phone at (413) 858-3114.
Square One is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer/Drug Free Employer. All internal applicants must apply by
contacting the Human Resource Dept. within (10) ten working days of the date of
the actual posting.
If you are applying for a position internally, you must make
sure you inform your immediate Supervisor or Director of your
intent. Failure to comply with this process may result in the loss
of internal candidate status.
Title: FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST
- High School Diploma or GED is
required; CADAC/Addiction Counselor Certification preferred
- FSS will be a mother in
recovery for at least two years, familiarity with 12-step group process
- Familiar with and able to work
from a strengths-based, family-centered approach.
- Strong organizational and communication
skills, including the ability to work well with a wide range of families
and service providers.
- Ability to travel within the
designated areas of Hampden County as needed.
- Basic computer proficiency
skills are required to record and track activities, contacts and
- Valid Driver’s license and use
of a vehicle is required.
- Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural strongly
- Knowledge and familiarity with
DCF is preferred.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Work cooperatively with project
staff to encourage initial and ongoing participation of mothers and
families in needed services.
- Provide mentoring, advocacy,
and support for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers with substance
use disorders or living with HIV/AIDS and their families through home
visiting, building connections to community based services, and/or support
- Assist families with
understanding and navigating the public health, medical, mental health and
social service agencies that offer needed services.
- Provide culturally appropriate
support and guidance, including health related information.
- Participate in Family Case
Conferences (at DCF) and regularly scheduled supervision and project team
- Maintain contacts with service providers
and agencies, community-based resources, the family’s social network, and
members of the extended family.
- Record and track all
activities, contacts, and referrals.
- Other duties as assigned
Reports to Family