Family Support Worker - OBGYN Department/Healthy Families

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Veteran's Preference Eligible, Counseling/Community Outreach/Social Work, Health Care Administration/Support, Early childhood education/Childcare
Department:29070601 - MD-OBGYN - HEALTHLY FAMILIES

Classification Title:

Family Support Worker

Job Description:
Establishes a trusting relationship with the client and family by maintaining regular home visit as required per client level.  Maintains dependable, punctual work schedules with a minimum of 80% completed home visits per level requirement.  Assists strengthening parent/child interaction by providing in home education, utilizing established program curriculum and by modeling appropriate behavior during each home visit.
Travels to participant’s homes for regular home visits. Also travels to creative outreach meetings and various agencies for collaboration. Travels to the Healthy Family office for supervision, staff meetings and training.
Establishes a family support plan with goals, objectives, and activities with supervisor and client within 90 days of participant agreement. This plan directs every home visit and is reviewed and updated at least every 180 days. Administers Healthy Families America (HFA) tools at the required intervals for each family.
Administers Home Safety Checklists with all families, as per schedule, and provides associated teachings as required to include (but not limited to):  Shaken Baby, co-sleeping, water hazards, emergency preparedness, and poison prevention.  Prepare documentation of results for supervisor’s review, and files in client’s HFA chart. Prepare documentation of results for supervisor’s review, and files in client’s HFA chart. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of community resources, make referrals, and provides follow-up with families to insure needs are met. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of community resources, make referrals, and provides follow-up with families to insure needs are met.  Maintains appropriate communication with community agencies and providers.  
Meets with supervisors weekly (1.5 hours minimum) for case management of all families on caseload.  Documentation of observations, interactions, and teaching completed at each home visit must be completed and submitted to supervisors within 72 hours of making home visit.  All other forms must be completed on time per written protocol.
Attends regular staff meeting and case conferences as required.  Participates in continuing education training and shares knowledge with other team members.  Assists and support ongoing program growth and development. Performs QA audits for families as directed by supervisor to update family data. Performs other duties as required to meet program objectives.


Daily, Monday through Friday, 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM

• Total hours per week: 40

• Some flexibility may be required to accommodate home visits (after 05:00 PM and/or on weekends)
Expected Salary:

$16.00 hourly

Benefits: The University of Florida offers low cost State Health plans, a number of Dental plans to fit you and your family’s needs, and Vision. Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare is also available. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available. Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans.

UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, personal leave days, and family medical leave. TEAMS employees accrue approximately 22 vacation days annually, 13 sick days annually, and 4 personal leave days, typically used during the holiday closing period (accruals based on full-time employment).

UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, eight full weeks of leave over a 24 month period. UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various business and retailers! Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: TEAMS Benefits.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience working with children or families.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to establish trusting relationships
- Experience in working with or providing services to children and families
- Acceptance of individual differences 
- Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations which are present among the  program’s target population
- Knowledge of infant and child development
- Open to reflective practice (e.g., has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness 
   of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page  for more specific information.

This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.

Must have valid Driver License and Automobile Insurance.

Requires 435 Background Screening & Health Assessment

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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