- Newton, KS, USA
- up to $17.78
- Full Time
Health insurance, PTO, sick leave, and vacation
Kansas Children's Service League of Newton, Kansas is currently hiring for an empathetic and motivated full-time Family Support Specialist to utilize the Healthy Family America model to foster positive, trusting relationships with families. This full-time Support Specialist position works Monday through Friday during business hours with some occasional evenings and weekends as needed and earns a competitive pay of up to $17.78 per hour. We are a family-focused nonprofit organization that is passionate about supporting and encouraging families toward positive community involvement and strengthening family structures.
In addition to excellent pay and our purpose-driven company culture, we offer our Family Support Specialist the following benefits and perks:
- Health insurance
- Sick leave
You will also enjoy a healthy work/life balance and the opportunity to have your feet on the ground through active traveling opportunities.
If we've piqued your interest and you're ready to join our nonprofit in mission and vision, it's easy to apply! Just fill out our initial mobile-friendly online application. We hope to meet you soon!
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Self-Motivated - sees what needs to be done and does it
- Servant-Minded - consistently seeks to serve others
- Positive - approaches all situations with an optimism and enthusiasm that is contagious
- Team Player - works well with others and can contribute to a unified team
- Empathetic - genuinely cares and seeks to understand the dynamic needs of others
If these ideal Family Support Specialist traits describe you, please continue reading to hear more about our nonprofit organization!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect and strive to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST REQUIREMENTS
In this full-time Family Support Specialist role, we rely on you to provide excellent family services including visiting families in their homes to provide support and help establish positive home environments. Further, you advocate for strong parent-child relationships that lead to positive attachments and encourage the overall well-being of children and their families. You pride yourself in being able to provide invaluable guidance in the development of the Family Goal Plan as you help families achieve identified goals through encouragement and the implementation of strategies. This includes implementing reflective strategies with interpersonal skills that normalize and accentuate the positive to help strengthen parent-child relationships.
In addition to carrying out our mission to support and strengthen family units, you keep organized records including documenting observations of children and families through weekly notes taken during home visits and through the implementation of research-based curriculum. You are also collaborative, working well with others, and meeting weekly with your supervisor to reflect and review family interventions and documentation. Finally, you enjoy being a "feet on the ground" presence as you also help with outreach through community fairs and attend regular team and community meetings where team support is occasionally needed. At the end of the day, you are proud of the role you play on our nonprofit team and enjoy seeing your hard work pay off through the growth and strengthening of families in our community!
- Completed high School Diploma or equivalent
- Previous experience working with or providing services to children and families
- Strong interpersonal skills
Our ideal support coordinator is preferably bilingual in English and Spanish and has a bachelor's degree in human services or child development! Are you passionate about serving others? Are you looking to band together with a nonprofit organization that is focused on being involved in the community? Can you bring your empathetic and enthusiastic nature to help foster positive relationships and encourage others? If yes, give us the chance to review your information.
ARE YOU READY?
If you are excited about this full-time Family Support Specialist opportunity on our nonprofit team, don't delay. Apply today!