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Teen Parent Program Family Support Worker

Iowa CIty, IA

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Teen Parent Program Family Support Worker

Description: Full-time position – $30,000 to $33,000 starting salary, plus benefits that include health insurance, flex spending, life/disability, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, wellness program and retirement.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in human services, counseling or related education and 3 year prior experience working with teens or in a youth services setting.  Additional consideration for those with Masters level education in human services, social work, counseling or related field or 5 years prior experience; also persons who are bi-lingual in Spanish, French, and/or English.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Teen Parent Program Coordinator, as a Family Support Worker, provide in-home individual and family counseling, parent skills training, advocacy, and case management, while promoting positive techniques that enhance the family life of clients through a strength based approach.

Characteristic Duties for a Family Support Worker:
  • Provide Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Services (FaDSS) to a caseload of 15 parenting teen families that are receiving income from the Family Investment Program.
  • Provide age appropriate information on child development and positive discipline techniques while assisting young families in identifying how to adequately incorporate this information into the parenting of their children.  
  • Assist pregnant and parenting teen families in accessing other community resources by making appropriate referrals, networking and advocating on their behalf, and providing transportation if necessary.
  • Assist families in identifying any barriers to completing their education or obtaining employment and provide families with assistance in overcoming such barriers (this may include transportation, child care, financial difficulties, etc.).
  • Facilitate, plan, and provide transportation to two support groups a week for teen moms.
  • Maintain case files, completing required paperwork, case notes, and reports in a timely fashion.
  • Work within a team approach collaborating with the Teen Parent Program staff and other UAY staff, through participation in weekly staff meetings, case management meetings and consultation with staff.

Related Duties:
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to provide intervention services to youth and families in crisis.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of resources, services, and opportunities available to youth and families.


Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Applying for:

Teen Parent Program Family Support Worker

United Action For Youth

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Posted 08/10/17

Job ID: 61666