Family Support Specialist

  • Nashua, NH
  • June 29, 2024

Website Waypoint

Waypoint - providing HELP ALONG THE WAY

About the team 

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage staff to bring their authentic selves to work.  Our fearless approach to challenges is the very foundation upon which we thrive. Challenges are faced without fear, hard work is a given and all embrace new thinking and ways of doing things. We make decisions that others may shy away from and are driven by courage and conviction when we face obstacles with authenticity and honesty. Our team is spirited dynamic and motivated to create the best programs and services for all. Like our community, we evolve, adapt, innovate, and progress.

About the Job

Are you a change-maker, looking for a fresh start? Do you want to make a difference and positively impact families by being an advocate, mentor, or coach? If so, joining Waypoint’s team of difference-makers may be the organization for you. Apply today!

We need relationship-focused people to be Family Support Specialists in the Healthy Families America program, a nationally recognized Evidence-Based Practice.  Family Support Specialists provide education, coaching, and support to prenatal and parenting families with children up to age three.  The HFA model provides best practice support/techniques with regular skilled reflective supervision and coaching. Through community-based home visiting, Family Support Specialists, impact parent/child interactions – optimizing social-emotional and physical development of children while working in partnership with schools, state agencies, medical providers, and other social service agencies.

Minimum Requirements:

BS or BA degree with 1 to 2 years of home visiting, infant/toddler development, and parenting education experience is preferred.
Equivalent experience and new grads will be considered with the right candidate.
High Attention to detail with the ability to complete paperwork accurately, timely, and effectively
Excellent verbal, written, and face-to-face communication skills.
Compassionate and empathetic to vulnerable families and individuals
Passionate to coach, help, mentor, and support struggling new families
Must be able to pass a criminal background check with no history of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
Valid Driver’s License with Auto Insurance that meets the required liability minimum coverage of $50,000/$100,000

Abilities Needed:

Ability to respect clients from a variety of backgrounds and situations.
Ability to keep good records and write treatment plans.
Ability to manage complex cases.
Ability to travel within the state to provide home visits with possible transportation of clients and family to and from.
Ability to collaborate with peers, Leadership, and the Team for Program changes or case-related client care.
Be flexible with your schedule to meet your family’s needs.

Benefits and Perks:

Full-Time Position with a comprehensive core benefits package including paid family medical leave and Pet Insurance
A diverse accepting company culture with an engaged leadership team
Internal growth opportunities with many career choices at all levels
Training opportunities and educational assistance for both bachelor’s and master’s level applicants
Ample paid time consisting of personal, sick, and vacation hours plus an additional 10 paid company holidays
Retirement planning with company match
generous mileage reimbursement
Half Day Friday’s for Summer

Why work for us?

Work for an organization that you’re proud of. That values people first. A workplace that gives you the tools to be your best self and enjoy what you do. Waypoint encourages a life/work balance and flexibility that benefits you, your clients, and your family.  We support our employees with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits that are always evolving to ensure that our employees’ needs are met.

As part of our work community, you will truly make a difference. At Waypoint, we help New Hampshire residents across their lifespans. Our staff works collaboratively in the community, creating a social safety net for those who live here. We champion a culture of mutual respect for those we work with in the greater New Hampshire community and our workplace. As you go along life’s journey, whatever challenges you face, at whatever stage as an employee, Waypoint will be there for you, providing HELP ALONG THE WAY.

As a Recovery-friendly and inclusive organization, Waypoint seeks individuals with lived experience who can apply their skills to help families. We offer competitive wages and perks and believe in creating a workplace environment where people feel safe to learn and grow, are professionally challenged, and supported in their work.

Waypoint is an equal opportunity employer. For immediate consideration apply today at www.waypointnh.org.

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