Bilingual Family Support Worker, Home Visitor

MCSM- Turners Falls, MA 01376

$18 an hour, Part-time 21-27 hrs. a week

MCSM (Montague Catholic Social Ministries) is a small social service non-profit agency in downtown Turners Falls, MA. We offer a variety of programs including: Home Visiting, Basic Needs, Family Center, and Women’s Center.

We are looking for a compassionate individual to join our bilingual strength-based home visiting team to provide weekly support for families in Franklin County, involved with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The position is a subcontracted position with DCF until the end of June 2022, with a possible extension.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

Through trauma informed practices, home visitors work with families in establishing connections, nurturing resilience, learning parenting skills and acquiring knowledge of child development through preventative strength-based support, education, leadership development and empowerment, utilizing available MCSM resources and referrals to community partners to meet basic needs and build self-sufficiency.

Provide weekly home visiting support and case management to DCF families based on identified goals. Carry a caseload of 7-9 families. The Home Visitor’s schedule is flexible but is based around the family’s availability, which might include non-traditional hours. Depending on caseload, the ideal candidate will fill in around the agency on an as-is needed basis.

The Home Visitor should have proficiency in dealing with cultural differences related to class, age, ethnic, religious, and gender-specific issues. Be non-judgmental about people’s situations. Be aware of co-occurring mental health and trauma. Be able to problem solve, stay calm under pressure, maintain boundaries, confidentiality and have excellent written/oral communication.

The Home Visitor should be comfortable working closely with DCF, along with visiting families inside the home, and provide occasional transportation. Currently, we are offering services through a hybrid model of in-person and virtual.

Qualifications: Candidates must be bilingual English-Spanish and have a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Human Services, Early Education, Psychology or Substance use, or a high school diploma with five years’ experience in a strength-based home visiting program. Experience working with families involved with DCF is a plus. Reliable transportation and auto insurance is required along with a safe driving record.

Benefits: Flex work schedule, Paid Time Off/Sick, Holiday, AAA, and a Simple IRA.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to FamilySupport1@MCSMcommunity.org. No phone calls, please.

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