Family Partner

MAAC - Valley Center, CA

Under direct supervision, the Family Partner will be responsible for providing direct, comprehensive services to assigned pregnant women and/or infant children and their families through home visits and parent participation.  Caseloads will include both prenatal mothers/families as well as infants/families.

The incumbent will support prenatal mothers and expectant families in dealing with the multitude of physical and emotional changes pregnancy brings working to assist in fostering a strong bond between both parents and their unborn baby; to inspire pregnant women to have a healthy lifestyle and ultimately a healthy baby; to enhance their self-esteem and life goals; to identify early signs of health and developmental concerns and to prepare family for parenthood. The Family Partner will minimally provide one (1) visit with each expectant mom per month, or more based on family need and monthly education experiences.

Once the baby is born the Family Partner will conduct weekly home visits with each assigned family and offer/facilitate twice monthly group explore and learn sessions with parents and children.  Caseload shall be in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards for the program.

Incumbents are responsible for coordinating and implementing comprehensive services, in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, for assigned families and will provide health services and follow-up to assigned clients.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent AND a valid California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit OR Home-based CDA credential
  • Six (6) semester units in ECE/ Child Development and six (6)  units in Infant/Toddler (three (3) units required at time of hire and must complete additional three (3) units in Infant/Toddler within one year of employment)
  • Three (3) or more units in Social Services or Health Services related fields
  • One (1) year of experience with children ages 0-3 years in a child care, health or social service setting
  • Valid CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Card must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC). In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed. The cards must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines. 

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Job Details

Category: Family Services

Type: FT

Location: Valley Center, CA

Salary: 14.80 - 17.59

Posted On: March 14th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: www.maacproject.org

MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Pauma Valley. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.