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Child & Family Specialist

Company: Housing Hope
Location: Everett
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIRED Compensation:$37,483 - 58,520Benefits:Two Medical Plans to choose from.$1,500 Health Savings Account annual contribution to assist in medical, dental, vision costs and investment options.Dental and Vision plan is under $6 a month for employee.Reasonable cost Dental and Vision plans for Families and Domestic Partners.Generous leave policy.Flexible investing 403b Retirement Program with annual matching contribution.Discount for childcare at Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center.Employee Assistance Program and Supplemental Insurance.Overview:Housing Hope and HopeWorks agencies are the major non-profit developer of affordable housing and provider of human services in Snohomish County and Camano Island. Our mission is to promote and provide affordable housing and tailored services to reduce homelessness and poverty for residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island. We achieve this through a variety of interventions including social enterprises, children's services, subsidized housing opportunities and services, employment, education and training services.Purpose:The Child and Family Specialist provides services to parents and their children who are currently participating in Housing Hope's shelter, transitional and permanent-with-services housing programs and/or attending Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center (THCDC).Essential Functions:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In coordination with parents, agency staff and community providers, assess the developmental needs of children (birth to 18); develop child development plans. In coordination with parents, agency staff and community providers, assess needs related to parent education and support; develop parent support plans. Coordinate with parents, youth and education programs to enroll youth, support consistent attendance/participation, support academic achievement, and help to ensure compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act. Act as the McKinney-Vento/child education lead for the agency, including HUD funded projects: Lervick Family Village, Housing Hope Village and Beachwood North. Support coordination of child and family support services for families attending Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center, including maintaining positive relationships with other homeless housing providers. Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with resources in the community relating to the child and parent needs of family participants; provide support and advocacy to help ensure families have access to and receive appropriate services to meet their needs. Provide instruction for Parent Education courses. Attend interagency and networking meetings as appropriate. Advocate for and support needed changes to community systems relating to children and parents/families. Attend agency meetings as appropriate. Maintain accurate case notes, files, and other required documentation. Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned and required by program model and funding. Drive company vehicles as required. Assist with other agency requirements as directed. Represent Housing Hope at events as directed. Assist with other tasks as required.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or. crawl. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 25 lbs. frequently. Items that are over 25 lbs. must be lifted, carried, pushed, pulled, or moved with proper equipment for assistance (dolly) and proper safety procedures must also be followed. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to work in a general office environment as well as outdoor environment. Possible exposure to weather-heat, wet, cold, wind, and noise.Required Education & Experience Bachelor's degree with emphasis in child development and at least 2 years relevant experience.Negative TB test (Mantua Method)Fully Covid 19 vaccinatedHIV/Aids TrainingBlood Borne Pathogens TrainingCPR/First Aid Training (Adult and Child)Currently registered in MERIT system, or the ability to be in the system within 1 week of employmentPortable Background Check clearanceValid Washington state driver's licenseOther Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Ability to work effectively as part of a team.Ability to work some evenings.Able to follow written and verbal directionWorking knowledge of the issues related to homelessness and poverty.Exhibit strong organizational, time management, record keeping and documentation skillsWe at Housing Hope embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

Keywords: Housing Hope, Everett , Child & Family Specialist, Other , Everett, Washington

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