Family Support Specialist Resume Samples

A Family Support Specialist will undertake social work activities relating to families in need. Working for local, state and federal agencies these specialists will execute all the tasks that are highlighted on the Family Support Specialist Resume – providing social service to families who want to improve their lives, evaluating the client’s needs, arranging appropriate assistance programs such as food programs, affordable housing or daycare; providing referrals to education or support programs. These specialists may also work in a specific area such as child abuse, child protection system or domestic violence.

Those interested in helping families can take up this profession, provided they can portray the following attributes – a good understanding of federal and state laws, deep understanding of general economic and labor market conditions prevailing in the market; profound knowledge of social and education system of the state and sound counseling skills. The minimum qualification includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.

Family Support Specialist Resume

Headline : Work with a reputable organization having a diverse working environment and one that presents necessary challenges to help motivate me as a worker to contribute to the agency in a positive way.

Skills : Call center, Interviewing, Fact finding, Date entry, Research policy.

Description :

    1. Serve as liaisons between students, homes, schools, family services, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as disabilities, abuse, or poverty.
    2. Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including substance abuse, mental health, poverty, unemployment, physical abuse, rehabilitation, social adjustment, child care, or medical care.
    3. Maintain case history records and prepare reports.
    4. Counsel parents with child rearing problems, interviewing the child and family to determine whether further action is required.
    5. Refer clients to community resources for services such as job placement, debt counseling, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, or financial assistance, and provide concrete information, such as where to go and how to apply.
    6. Provide, find, or arrange for support services, such as child care, homemaker service, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, job training, counseling, or parenting classes, to prevent more serious problems from developing.
    7. Arrange for medical, psychiatric, and other tests that may disclose causes of difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA In Sociology


Family Support Specialist III Resume

Summary : Devoted, experienced and innovative excels at relationship-building and community collaboration; resourceful, creative, and compassionate; focused on instilling hope, purpose, connections and resilience in parents and families.

Skills : Microsoft, Interviewing, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Completed ongoing strengths and needs assessments, tracked progress and connect families with community resources to meet basic needs and increase self-efficacy.
    2. Assisted families with meeting children's health requirements including medical, dental, nutritional and social-emotional; completed hearing, vision, and hemoglobin screenings; worked with Adelante and other health providers to assist parents in identifying and utilizing medical and dental homes.
    3. Completed timely and accurate input of data into ChildPlus, including applications, attendance, health and family services.
    4. Collaborated with community partners to engage, inspire, empower and advocate for families, especially those experiencing homelessness.
    5. Facilitated Parent Education groups, quarterly Parent meetings, Level 4 Triple P Parenting sessions, Male Involvement events, and APTT pilot program.
    6. Provided opportunities for parents to increase leadership and advocacy skills through participation in Policy Council, Parent Engagement events and agency and community volunteerism.
    7. Collaborated with Education Team to ensure transitions from Home Base to EHS, EHS to HS and HS to Kindergarten were completed smoothly.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Social Sciences


Family Support Specialist II Resume

Headline : Organized, goal oriented and connects easily with people. Works hard at making the organization and achieve the goals set forth by leadership.

Skills : Typing, Word, Excel, and power point. Medical terminology, vial signs and medication administration, and working with medical insurances., CPR certified.

Description :

    1. Assist clinical staff in engaging residents through creative, resourceful strategies that build trust and confidence Assist Clinical Staff in the initiation, facilitation, and promotion of activities, support groups, Outings, and community meetings.
    2. Operate all functions in lobby office, to include checking visitors in and out, answering Telephones and monitoring security systems.
    3. Maintain safety and security by monitoring all general access areas and enforcing project Rules.
    4. Intervene in crises, respond to emergencies, and initiate action as required, including contact with emergency response systems.
    5. Record significant events involving residents and building operations activities daily in a log; read logs daily.
    6. Assist with room turnovers, new resident orientation, Respond to resident complaints.
    7. Work cooperatively with clinical and maintenance staff sited at PTS, and with visiting staff; Refer residents to Clinical Staff and Project Manager as necessary.
    8. Initiate appropriate response to maintenance requests.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
AA In Human Services

Family Support Specialist I Resume

Summary : Proven ability to utilize inspiring leadership, personal drive, creative vision, and analytical skill to yield successful delivery of both team and individual goals, actively contributing to organizational growth.

Skills : Windows Formats, Case Management, Schedulers, ClaimTrak, PowerPoint, Excel Spreadsheet. APA Format.

Description :

    1. Recruit new participants in our program by representing the agency at community events and by participating in neighborhood recruitment efforts.
    2. Provide support for parents of Head Start children in areas such as adult education, career guidance, parenting and life skills, child advocacy in the school setting, and community resources as needed on an individual family basis.
    3. Work with school staff and parents to support each child's IEP goals.
    4. Work with parents on developing strategies to making school attendance a priority.
    5. Provide resource coordination and case management where create, organize, and maintain files and records of a caseload of over forty children, and promote the health and development of each child and their families in Head Start.
    6. Research and acquire materials for distribution to families by cold calling vendors and providers.
    7. Produce monthly parent meetings which involve acquiring speakers and/or activities on topics such as parent advocacy, health, nutrition, education, safety and positive parent/child interactions.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Family Support Specialist/Analyst Resume

Objective : Reliable, team-player who strives to always go above and beyond. Environments and am able to stay focused to accomplish the task at hand. Resourceful, diligent go-getter who is comfortable taking initiative and leading the way.

Skills : Customer Service, Customer Relations, Relationship Building, Office Assistant, Payroll, Human Resources.

Description :

    1. Conduct interviews and process applications for services, as well as evaluate clients needs by periodic home or office visits.
    2. Provide case management services to clients through the development of a time limited Personal Responsibility Contract outlining goals and a plan of action for self-sufficiency.
    3. Provide or arrange for delivery of needed services including clothing, transportation, and daycare.
    4. Develop employment plans to assist clients in attaining their TASC and other job readiness goals, as well as arrange needed testing to determine general functional levels.
    5. Counsel clients/families in achieving employment goals as well as other personal goals on the Personal Responsibility Contract.
    6. Conduct job development with community employers by working with a variety of professionals and community leaders.
    7. Develop and monitor contracts with work sites for subsidized employment and work experience activities with community volunteer programs.
    8. Conduct job search instruction and direct clients in job search activities.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Management

Sr. Family Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Seeking a professional position to apply communication, leadership and organizational skills. Goals and solutions oriented, always enthusiastic about a challenge. Broad skill set including strong customer service, software and technology, public speaking, data and research, resourcefulness, and humor.

Skills : Case Management, Experience working with diverse populations, Customer Service, Typing 55 wpm, Data Entry, Filing alpha-numeric, receptionist, clerical, attention to detail, critical thinker and problem solver.

Description :

    1. Provided family case management and intensive in-home services to families involved in the child protective services system, with the ultimate goals of child safety and permanency.
    2. Educated, empowered, supported and advocated for families and children.
    3. Built relationships with children, biological parents, and foster and kin caregivers.
    4. Developed family support plans and collaborated with extended case management team to create best outcomes for children and families.
    5. Met social issues such as abuse, neglect, mental health, AODA, poverty, homelessness, unemployment, domestic violence, imprisonment, human trafficking, and disability.
    6. Attended extensive trainings highlighting broad social service topics and agency standards and procedures.
    7. Assessed and provided for client needs under court ordered directives with goals specific to individual families.
    8. Needs included but not limited to: crisis intervention, visit coaching and nurturing parent skills, home management skills and resources, and caregiver support.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Certificate In EC

Jr. Family Support Specialist Resume

Headline : Strong communication skills across all levels within business. Skilled at working independently, multi-tasking, and delegating responsibilities Dependable, highly motivated Ability to work with diverse populations. Able maintain a helpful attitude when dealing with clients and colleagues. Adapts well to the unexpected Able to provide a supportive work environment.

Skills : Basic knowledge of Spanish from undergraduate college courses.

Description :

    1. Comprehensive services include health and social services, disabilities, early childhood education, and care services, and a range of parent development training opportunities at the site.
    2. Responsible for conducting community outreach efforts to identify and develop relationships with community-based organizations that provide other needed services to families.
    3. Develop and maintain meaningful, productive relationships with providers and families.
    4. Conduct periodic home visits to assess family resources and needs.
    5. Refer and link children and parents to needed services.
    6. Work in collaboration with other program staff and specialists to monitor, track, and coordinate services for children and families.
    7. Assist parents with understanding and implementing the Family Partnership Agreement in order to encourage and promote their overall development, including the achievement of self-sufficiency, as well as positive developmental outcomes for their children.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Psychology

Lead Family Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Service-oriented professional with a diverse background within the areas of case management, social welfare, and counseling Proficient with patient interviewing, victim analysis, case research, file management, family mediating, and problem solving.

Skills : Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Provide intake and assessment of all clients of the UMOM New Day Programs, including an explanation of program rules and policies.
    2. Assess the functional and social needs of clients to help guide the case planning process with the family, which will lead to the best housing option.
    3. Monitor the case plan with each family, making changes as needed to respond to client needs and client exit planning.
    4. Write timely and accurate progress notes for each family receiving services.
    5. Maintain client confidentiality and follow program guidelines for client charting.
    6. Maintain up to date client files and database input according to program policy and procedure.
    7. Respond in a timely manner to newly assigned clients, current client needs and client exit planning .Participate in quarterly all-family team meetings.
    8. Work closely with other members of the family support team to provide quality services to all families.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Social Work

Family Support Specialist/Coordinator Resume

Summary : Accomplished and energetic Professional with a solid history of achievement in Child Development and Family Support. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.

Skills : High Risk Social Work, Intake, Assessment, Cans Ansa, Case Management, Writing Treatment Plans.

Description :

    1. Provide, find, and help arrange for support services, such as information on positive parenting, domestic violence education, substance abuse treatment, job training, and counseling, to prevent more serious problems from developing.
    2. Serve as liaisons between families, Department Child services, courts, doctors, and other contacts, to help children who face problems such as mental illness, abuse, neglect or poverty.
    3. Addressing legal issues, such as child abuse, neglect and assist DCS with case management.
    4. Assist high LON clients in adhering to treatment plans, and provide support.
    5. Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
    6. Monitor, evaluate, and record progress according to measurable goals.
    7. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
    8. Counsel high risk clients to help them overcome dependencies, recover from mental illness, and adjust to life.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Social Work

Family Support Specialist/Supervisor Resume

Headline : Professional, outgoing, self-motivated team player capable of learning quickly and adapting easily. Seeking a position that will utilize my analytical, professional, and creative skill set while supporting company objectives.

Skills : Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Processed and maintained information and records related to program requirements, standards, and procedures.
    2. Provides rehabilitative counseling to a substance-dependent population.
    3. Serves as a principal source of information on the program's scope, function, eligibility requirements, and procedures.
    4. Obtains patient history and other related information.
    5. Selects and arranges for alternative services and refers clients to community agencies.
    6. Participates in staff meetings, and prepares a patient evaluation for presentation.
    7. Participates in follow-up activities for patients.
    8. Maintains documentation and records of patient condition and progress and may prepare reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Child And Family Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Working with special needs children to help them achieve their fullest potential possible in education, mental health and well-being.

Skills : Micorsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Provided home visiting and home-based intervention services to women and families who were identified as having risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
    2. Monitored and assessed quality of parent-child relationships and followed-up with families.
    3. Utilized assessment tools to set goals with families, planned interventions that enhanced parent-child relationship based on observation of their interactions.
    4. Discussed and worked through conflict with families and utilized plans/goals to drive the work for families.
    5. Identified and provided local social services referrals to families as needed.
    6. Demonstrated sensitivity to linguistic, cultural, social, economic, individual and role differences among families served.
    7. Submitted accurate and complete reports as per program guidelines and according to program timelines.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Arts

Family Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Seeking a position with a company that will allow to fully utilize communication, organizational, and problem solving skills.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint.

Description :

    1. Communicate with all necessary parties regarding children medical and dental history.
    2. Secure all documentations to protect sensitive information.
    3. Provide updates and reports to Supervisor and Director on the medical/dental well-being of clients.
    4. Provide transportation for clients to all medical/dental appointments as needed.
    5. Responsible for coordination of client services; working closely with Case Managers and medical/dental providers.
    6. Assist case managers with updating records and documents in state systems such as, FSFN.
    7. Maintain up to date records on clients and families.
    8. Assist foster parents, relatives and non-relatives to obtain necessary appointments, physician locations, Medicaid printout or Medicaid card and in other areas to ensure children are receiving adequate health care.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science