COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking a LEAD BILINGUAL FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST based at our location at 2055 w. Army Trail Rd., Addison, IL 60101. This exempt, full-time position reports to the Family Services Coordinator.
OVERALL PURPOSE: Recruit and manage caseloads for the Strong Families Program. The Lead Bilingual Family Support Specialist will work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator to serve as leadership on the team to meet the needs of the families they serve. This is executed through family screenings and assessments, resource connections, group connection events while helping families prepare to transition their children into preschool.
Manage a bi-monthly home visiting caseload for families that promotes development of healthy attachments and positive relationships between parents and their children.
Develop home based service plans with members that identify and address their own and their children’s needs.
Assess all families for intake, provide appropriate referrals, and review parenting needs.
Maintain all required and appropriate documentation, reports and statistics of member caseload in a timely manner.
Assist with community outreach and recruitment efforts to solicit program involvement and promote program expansion.
Participate in staff meetings, reflective supervision and group consultation on a regular basis.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required, with a preference for coursework in Early Childhood Development, Family Studies, Human Services or a related field.
Bilingual written and verbal abilities required
Parents as Teachers certification is a plus, but not required.
A minimum of one-year similar work experience is required; experience up to three years is preferred.
Ability to travel within west suburban Chicago area as needed
Must provide proof of reliable and insured transportation
Ability to work collaboratively with children and individuals from various economic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.