Bilingual Family Support Worker
Company: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Requires ability to read/write/speak fluently in Spanish.
Provides in-home intervention to children and their families
utilizing a skill based, solution focused model to help families
adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills
and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and
support. Requires ability to read/write/speak fluently in Spanish.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Provides intervention services for IHFS.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with
families and with community service resources, including medical
professionals, public welfare personnel, lawyers, therapists, law
enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and
youth organization representatives utilizing referral sources as
- Provides screening and assessment to determine program
eligibility and identifies areas to address in the service plan if
- Provides training and support in the development and
utilization of functional skills to families with problems and
individuals associated with the families.
- Assesses problems and provides care to youth and families;
monitors individual and family progress in the attainment of
predetermined goals providing regular review and update of service
- Provides outreach and prevention services to include increasing
community awareness, and offering informational and educational
service programs to youth and families.
- Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per
program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for
crisis intervention as needed.
- Provides consumers, including school personnel and others
working with children served by the program, training in the
management of difficult behaviors.
- Promotes family self-determination by assisting family in
identifying and accessing community services and resources.
- Educates families on the needs of good physical health, quality
medical attention and preventive health care.
- Assists families in building on their spiritual and religious
beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach their
- Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling and
- Meets with families and children at various locations; utilizes
own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth
- Completes administrative functions for IHFS.
- Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning
case load status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and
any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the
- Reports any critical incidents involving family members or
staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
- Prepares proper documentation and service plans in a timely
manner as defined by the program.
- Implements feedback from supervisor.
- Ensures compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program,
and accrediting body standards.
- Notifies supervisor of change in professional status or
standing that may affect job status or program compliance including
driving record, driver's license suspension, vehicle insurance
cancellation, and missed mandatory training.
- May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting
Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct
Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as
assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Solid understanding of the philosophy and function of public
assistance and social services systems. Knowledge of recognized
interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in
order to address identified service needs.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care
and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations
and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
- Ability to function independently and have flexibility,
personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth,
staff, and support agencies.
- Knowledge of community resources and service providers
available in the geographical area; knowledge of the functions and
services of the community organizations and related human
- Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the
organization and with external business contacts in an articulate,
professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of Boys Town model and fidelity of care. REQUIRED
- Read, Write and Speak fluently in the Spanish language.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field. Iowa:
Associate of Arts degree in Human Services or related field plus 4
years of experience working with children and families can be
substituted. Nebraska: A Bachelors degree is preferred, but
candidate meeting the requirements identified in the contract may
- Minimum 1 year of experience including working with children
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving
record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
Must have the ability to provide own transportation (mileage
reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet
auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or
State and Local laws.
- This position is available rotationally to provide crisis
response and must be available to work non-traditional business
hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and
- Based on business need, some areas may require bilingual
- May be trained to become a State Approved Family Team Decision
Meeting and/or Youth Transition Decision Making Facilitator and may
be asked to conduct facilitated meetings at designated locations as
- Certification or licensure may be required based on Affiliate
Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract
requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience working with children and families in
community-based programs or Boys Town Programs. About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and
families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees
have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha,
Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care
organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town
National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into
the health care and research fields, offering even more career
opportunities to those looking to make a real difference. Our
employees are our supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's
mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making
the world a better place for children, families, patients, and
communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families
include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions
under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting
resources from our experts and professional development
opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working
at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life. This
advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed
and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or
abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity
employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran
status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the
application process, contact us at 1-.
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