Parents as Teachers Family Support Specialist

Responsible for providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for working with parents of young children, promoting their involvement and providing information and/or direction; assisting parents in goal setting and educational development; developing and refining program materials.


  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or a Minimum of two (2) years of job-related experience with increasing levels of responsibility, preferred.
  • Experience providing support to families with young children.
  • 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.
  • Basic computer proficiency skills are required to record and track activities, contacts and referrals.
  • Valid Driver’s license and use of a vehicle is required.
  • Bi-lingual is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with DCF is preferred.


  • Create and adapt lessons and instructional delivery for children and parents providing children and families with instruction that meets individual developmental levels using nationally approved, research-based home visitation curriculum, Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation along with Parents as Teachers Foundational 2 (3-K).
  • Prepare a variety of documents, reports and written materials communicating information to parents, and receiving school and agencies; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information on child development.
  • Administer annual formal and informal screenings and assessments on children and families.
  • Interpret and utilize information from screenings and assessments to refer families and children to appropriate school and community resources.
  • Communicate with parents and/or legal guardians regarding children’s developmental progress engaging stakeholders in the child’s education and development.
  • Maintain a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records documenting and/or providing reliable information.
  • Participate in parent workshops and meetings enhancing parents’ learning how to teach their children and developing involvement their child’s preschool activities.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings and on-going professional development conveying and/or gathering information required to perform the job’s function.
  • Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources resolving issues and/or providing direction.
  • Manage a caseload of 10-12 families. Use information gathered from personal visits, screenings and assessments to determine the frequency and intensity of visits for each family.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time during working hours and on special occasions.
  • Excellent auditory, verbal and sensory skills and abilities.
  • Ability to travel to and from homes in the Hamden County area by conventional means including motor vehicle, in addition to required training sessions as identified by Square One.
  • Professional business office setting.
  • Reports to the Supervisor of Parents as Teachers.

Job Type: Full-Time (40 hours)

Pay: $18 – $19 Per Hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work. (Required)


LOCATION: 255 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)