As our Bilingual Family Support Specialist (FSS), it is your mission to ensure you are fully equipped to meet the needs of the families we service. You participate and complete the training program including Foundations for Family Success and Growing Great Kids, and gain applicable knowledge of reflective practice and supervision strategies, such as Normalizing, Explore and Wonder, and Accentuate the Positive in order to help strengthen parent-child relationships. Further, you understand the importance of a thorough understanding of infant and child developmental fundamentals, including parent-child attachment principles, that result in effective care for the dynamic needs of those you represent.
In addition to your robust knowledge and expertise in your field, you follow all KCSL Heathy Families policies and procedures as you schedule regular home visits with both English and Spanish speaking families in your charge. You focus on a family-centered and strengths-based approach so that you can continue to find successful and measurable ways to positively effect and build those familial relationships. Further, you work closely with families to set and guide them toward individual and collective goals as you utilize the Family Goal Plan. You accurately complete assessments such as the ASQ, ASQ-SE, HOME, PFS, and other tools, as well as document relevant observations as outlined in the program. You also utilize the Healthy Families America model as you work hard to foster positive, trusting relationships with families to encourage them to take advantage of the services available to them. When needed, you are happy to further support our families by taking participants to and from appointments, assisting with monitoring medical needs such as well-child visits and immunizations, and handling emergency situations alongside your supervisor.
Finally, you are dedicated to consistently growing and developing in your role, so you are active when participating in weekly meetings with your supervisor to assess and reflect on your work. You enjoy being able to work outside the homes you visit, and are eager to assist with planning group events that bring together both the English and Spanish speaking program families. Each day, you work with conviction and passion for all health and human services aspects, and you fully support your colleagues through your active presence in department and community meetings that encourage community involvement and foster program awareness. At the end of the day, you take great pride in your role, and enjoy seeing families come together in restoration, healing, and continual growth and success!