Thrive is Hiring: Family Support Worker

Thrive is a local not-for-profit organization that believes when families are strong, children succeed and communities thrive. Our mission is to ensure all children have every opportunity to grow, succeed, and become valuable members of our community through programs that engage parents and empower children. We work hard to achieve this goal and our team’s philosophy is to have fun and enjoy each other while we do.

The Family Support Worker is responsible for:

– Working with young parents with children ages zero to five years of age, and

– Providing preventative, consistent, long-term support, encouragement, and education to each family through home visiting.

This position is part of Thrive’s Partnership Project and is designed to both collaborate with other community resources and work one-on-one with families to build upon individual strengths of the family. The Family Support Worker has an office in Thrive but also travels to clients’ homes daily. They must be able to effectively work while shuffling between the office and home visits with little supervision. On occasion, clients in crisis may contact a Family Support Worker outside of regular work hours and the Family Support Worker must answer/respond to the call in a timely manner.

You Have:

-A passionate and strength-based approach to engaging children and adults

-Excellent relationship-building skills

-A team-based mentality

-A solution-based personality with a good sense of humor

-Exceptional knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting strategies, and problem solving of child behaviors

-Ability to assist families in forming and implementing a plan with attainable goals, objectives, and activities that are aimed at further improving each family’s current situation

-Skills in using logic and reasoning to review information and identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems and ability to implement decisive solutions

-Demonstrated skills and abilities in facilitating group parenting classes

-A valid driver’s license, reliable form of transportation, and current proof of vehicle insurance.

-A four-year degree in human development, social work, or related field, and

-2+ years of experience providing direct services to families

Or, an equal combination of education and work experience

We’ll Also Love If You Have:

-An advanced, two-year degree in social work, psychology, education, or related field

-A passion for helping local children and families grow, learn, and succeed at school and at home


If you are a team player and thrive on bringing people together to accomplish a common goal in a positive and fast paced environment, please submit the following:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume
3) Two letters of Recommendation

Please send to:

Thrive
Attn: Chris Gianuario
400 E Babcock
Bozeman, MT 59715

OR

email to cgianuario@allthrive.org

**Please put “Family Support Worker” in the subject line.**

Compensation: $36,000/yr + Benefits

Employment type: 40 hours/week, Year-Round, non-exempt

Thrive Family Support Worker Job Description

Thrive is an equal opportunity employer. The basis for recruitment, hiring, placement, training, compensation, and advancement at Thrive is qualifications, performance, knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or experience. The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Thrive may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

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