Family Support Specialist

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Website Family Acess Center

Preserving, Restoring, and Strengthening Families.

Job Description

Family Centered Services (FCS) Family Support Specialist (Full-Time)

Family Access Center is seeking a Family Centered Services (FCS) Family Support Specialist (FSS) to join our team in supporting and empowering individuals to overcome life’s challenges by providing quality services in O’Brien and surrounding counties Cherokee, Plymouth, Sioux, Lyon, and Osceola Counties.

Requirements: Associate of Arts degree and two years of full-time experience in human services.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing skill-based, evidence-based practices to help families implement solutions to problems and strengthen families.
Act as a resource, provider & advocate families to promote child welfare.
Provide evidence-based interventions and case management support under contractual responsibilities.
Utilize collaborative documentation.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community partners including DHHS, medical providers, “parent partners,” lawyers, therapists, law enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, fictive kin, emotional supports, and referral sources.
Provides evidence-based practices to families and individuals associated with the family, utilizing Solution-Based Casework, SafeCare, Child Safety Conferences, Motivational Interviewing, SFM & YTDM meetings.
Maintain an appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements and remain available to families 24/7 for crisis intervention as needed.
Ensure professionalism through role modeling, and respect.
Utilize own vehicle to travel to work destinations and transport youth as authorized, provide services in the community, or in the primary home of the child and family.
Report and document emergencies and critical incidents involving family members or staff.
Participate actively in individual, group, and organizational supervisions/trainings.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Essential Functions Requirements:

Applicant must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of community resources and service providers in the service area.
This position is full-time and requires scheduling flexibility with the ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary to meet contractual obligations.
maintain on-call availability as needed to respond to crises.



Mileage/Travel $0.62 a mile
Flexible schedule
Paid time off
Sick Time/Leave
Holiday Pay
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life insurance
401(k) matching
Tuition reimbursement
Referral program


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour


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