Program: Family Discovery Center (FDC) Rockville, MD Reports to: Program Manager, Family Discovery Center FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary: Recruits participants and provides in-home intervention to expectant parents and parents of young children. Provides parenting education to address the specific developmental needs of the child and promotes school readiness. Flexible work schedule required including evening hours to accommodate participant’s schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Recruits FDC program participants and meets with new families to explain services and complete

    enrollment paperwork. Ensures that new participants are welcomed and integrated into the program.

  2. Provides in home parenting education addressing specific developmental needs of the child, using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum. Provides Nurturing Parenting classes in Spanish at least twice

    per year.

  3. Assists in assessing needs using the Life Skills Progression form Spacing Pregnancy Plan and creates

    goals using a Family Activity Form with each participant to outline self-sufficiency, school readiness and family goals. Conducts children’s developmental screens (ASQ, ASQ:SE and Ged Ready to Read) and performs immunization records check. Enters child observations and records children’s development progress in TS GOLD.

  4. Provides individual and family case management and crisis intervention services and provides referrals as needed. Coordinates participant services and reviews goals in regular case review meetings with staff. Provides regular updates to the Program Manager.

  5. Maintains contact with community providers to coordinate services, facilitate recruitment and referrals and provides updates and follow up on referrals.

  6. Maintains a caseload of 15 families at a time, serving a total of 35 families per year. Ensures that all participant files are complete and maintains confidentiality. Submits required reports in a timely and accurate manner.

  7. Attends staff meetings, case review meetings, supervision, and regular professional trainings to enhance skills and professional development.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in human services or human development or HS Diploma with experience home

    visiting, counseling or advocacy for families with young children.

  2. Must have experience working with individuals and facilitating groups, and good knowledge of

    community resources.

  3. Must demonstrate a commitment and ability to serve a diverse community, including low-income

    families, English language learners, and families with young children.

  4. Must be bilingual (English-Spanish)

  5. Requires valid driver’s license with less than 3 points and reliable transportation

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