Family Outreach Worker- Bilingual Spanish

Department: HS Family Services
Location: Madison, WI

Benefits

  • Health, dental, vision
  • vacation and sick time
  • 403(b) match after 2 years
  • company paid life insurance and long term disability
  • paid continuing education
  • no weekends or holiday work
  • Flexible spending accounts

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:

Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year
Location: East Madison

SUMMARY:
The Family Outreach Worker will assume a lead role in implementing the social service work plan by providing ongoing comprehensive support and case management services to assigned families that promote family wellbeing, self-sufficiency, and social competency. Responsible for providing services to community and individuals to help improve their quality of life. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related Human Service field with a minimum of 1 year of experience or extensive experience working with low-income, multicultural families
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with assigned families that demonstrate respect and understanding
  • Contact each family on a monthly basis to follow-up on progress on goals, offer services, and provide connection to the program
  • Work with families to develop Family Partnership Agreements that identify strengths, goals, and needed resources
  • Provide resources and referrals to families related to housing, employment, and financial literacy services
  • Work with families to strengthen and enhance parent-child relationships through workshops, Family Fun Night Events, and home visits
  • Assist with improving parents’ involvement with their child’s education and assist parents with employment goal
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and team work skills
  • Experience working with high-risk families in a multicultural setting is preferred
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating meetings and family gatherings
  • Experience in identifying needs and providing referrals to other community resources
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle
  • Driving Record that per Licensing requirements does not pose a threat to children that may be in vehicle with the FOW
  • Adequate liability insurance as required by the agency

*Part Year employees have built in vacations which include summer break, 2 weeks in winter, and spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located)