Parents as Teachers Senior Family Support Specialist


  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or 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 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.


Job Type: Full- Time

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

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

LOCATION: 250 King Street, Springfield, MA – (In person)