Job Description for Family Well-Being Specialist(s)

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Family Well-Being Specialist(s)
Wage and Salary:
$18.70/hour; 15 hours/week
Application review will begin:
December 28, 2020
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County Human Services Department developed the Parents Supporting Parents (PSP) program in 2020 as part of a local and state effort to elevate parent voice and involvement and to support local and state policy and system change. The program employs parents who have successfully exited the Child Protective Services (CPS) system to support and mentor parents currently involved in the CPS system.

The program is currently hiring four (4) part-time Family Well-Being Specialists to mentor and provide feedback, insight, and navigation to families currently involved in the Child Welfare (CW) system. The Family Well-Being Specialists have had past involvement with the CW system, therefore, provide first-hand knowledge and advice.  

As a passionate and committed individual, you will be successful in this role by completing the below key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Focuses on the goal of enhancing and improving permanency outcomes for families and acts as a role model who provides guidance based on a combination of training and personal first-hand experience.
  • Empowers and coaches parents through the process with the Department, courts, and other system representatives.
  • Completes paperwork, case notes, and other documentation necessary; completes PSP program reporting requirements for the Family Well-Being Coordinator.
  • Attends required training in accordance with the PSP initiative.
  • Meets with assigned families on a weekly basis.
  • Variety of other tasks needed provided on the posted job description.

Qualifications Needed:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  
  • Minimum one year's experience participating in the Child Welfare system (including having had a child placed in out-of-home care)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Education in social work, sociology, human services, counseling, or related field
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, laptop, and other department office equipment using applicable department software, Microsoft products, web-based systems, and performing data entry
  • Peer Support Specialist certifications