Family Support Specialist

Jan 29 2024
YWCA of Hawaii Island - Hilo |Hilo|Full Time, $16.50 / hour
Job Description

The Family Support Specialist under the general direction of the Clinical Supervisor, aids individuals and families having problems concerning family relationships or other aspects of their social functioning affecting unity of family and welfare of community.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Bachelor’s degree in social work or human services, preferred. Two years direct client service (home-based preferred) or child rearing experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other Qualifications
• Must possess a current Hawaii Driver’s License.
• Must have use of dependable automobile.
• Must carry current automobile insurance with the following minimum coverage, $100,000, $300,000, $30,000.
• Must have clean driving abstract.
• Must have a clean criminal background/record check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.
• TB clearance desirable.
• First Aid and CPR desirable.
Other Skills and Abilities
• Must be organized and good with detail work, flexible, self-directed, good at communication and teamwork.
• Demonstrates understanding of child abuse and neglect dynamics, child development and parent-child interaction.
• Must have knowledge of the community and related issues and concerns; culture and customs; organizations, groups, and associations interested in and/or servicing our community in East Hawaii.
• Personnel in the position must be free from conviction of a crime which would have a substantial relationship to the functions and responsibilities of the position, or which poses a risk to other people.
• Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.