Description The Heathier Beginnings Program at the University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking qualified applicants for four (4) full-time Family Support Specialists in the Department of Child and Family Grant Programs. These regular, full-time (100%) positions are grant-funded and continuation of employment is dependent upon grant funding.
The Family Support Specialists are responsible for delivering services using the Healthy Families America (HFA) model for service delivery. Services are provided in Benton, Carroll, Dyer, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley Counties. Job Duties
Maintains an average caseload of 15 families.
Coordinates home-based activities using Growing Great Kids (GGK) curriculum.
Works with families and supervisor toward developing a plan for each child and family, taking into consideration the program goals, the individual needs of the family members and community resources.
Encourages and supports parent involvement and participation according to program goals.
Demonstrates advanced observation skills, and uses observation of family dynamics to identify dysfunction and implements appropriate interventions.
Conducts developmental screenings and other assessments as needed to determine child and family needs.
Makes referrals and connect families to needed resources in the community
Attends regular staff meetings, in-service training, and other meetings and conferences as required.
Consistently and accurately completes all paperwork as required by agency in a timely manner.
Completes HFA Core training and other required trainings.
Internal Number: 212267
The primary purpose of the University of Tennessee at Martin is to provide a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff. In addition, the university is dedicated to meeting lifelong educational needs by providing graduate programs, distance-learning opportunities and other creative endeavors. Furthermore, the university is committed to advancing the regional and global community through scholarly activities, research and public service.