The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Bilingual Social Service Specialist I

    Job Location US-NJ-Toms River
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/30/2018 9:57 AM)
  • Overview

    In collaboration with the team, volunteers and parent advisory board members, the Social Service Special will conduct community outreach to meet contractual levels of services of 250 unduplicated families per year




    • Uphold and demonstrate family support principles and practices
    • Engages a minimum of 9 new families per month using creative outreach and engagement activities on and/or off site, including collaboration with Sandy services or other CHS of NJ agency programs
    • Will support reception coverage as needed, including lunch breaks and vacation schedules.  
    • Provide support to families in the center utilizing the 9 core services mandated by the funderFacilitate workshops and presentations, and provide assistance during center based activities, etc.
    • Provide family members with necessary referrals to other needed services
    • Complete participant’s screenings, intake assessments, prepare related binders and client folders, keep track of all related documents pertaining to the delivery of group activities, enters all related daily data into the program’s database (Evolv)
    • Elicit and encourage community involvement in planning and decision-making activities of the center
    • Maintain accurate records through the Evolv electronic health record’s database systems
    • Develops and follows-up with Family Success Plans for individuals participating in center-based activities
    • Assist individuals and families with NJ Family Care applications and/or ACA applications as needed
    • Actively participates in the development of activities that promotes and encourages father participation, including the delivery of the Fatherhood Initiative
    • Works closely with the Community Partnership Specialist, Program Director and Program Supervisor in the development and delivery of activities that promote parent leadership in support of the center’s Parent Advisory Board




    Minimum of 60 semester hours from a higher learning facility required; Associates degree and/or Bachelor’s Degree with additional training and work experience preferred


    Work Experience Requirement:

    Have at least two years of experience in a human service or social service agency. Must demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with the staff and a variety of persons external to the family support center, including representatives of other agencies and parents. Must have experience working effectively in a multi-cultural setting and the ability to model and teach appropriate interaction with children and parents.


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