Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • Center for Early Relationship Support Programs - Visiting Moms
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • 21
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • We regret we are unable to take phone calls about this position. JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer.

Family Support Specialist/Home Visitor 

Position Summary: Lauren and Mark Rubin Visiting Moms Program, flagship program of the Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) at Jewish Family and Children's Service, provides home visits to parents with babies from birth through the baby's first birthday. Family Support Specialists provide weekly visits to new parents and provide some case management for clients with concrete needs. This position is for 20-22 hours per week in the Boston/Waltham areas. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.


The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing emotional support, education, advocacy, case management and referrals for parents with multiple, complex needs, including lack of access to adequate housing, immigration-related issues, unemployment, domestic violence, lack of partner support, and other trauma-related issues. The Family Support Specialist is supervised by the Director of the Visiting Moms Program


Essential Job Functions of the Family Support Specialist/Home Visitor position:

  • Conduct weekly home visits in the Greater Boston area, building and maintaining relationships with family members and directly assisting the family from birth to the newborn's first birthday.
  • Monitor family progress, with supervisor, 
  • Help promote family linkage to primary care, family support, parent education, health promotion and community activities.
  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision, monthly group supervision, quarterly CERS staff meetings, and ongoing staff development and training opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records in accordance with program guidelines.
  • May perform additional duties as needed or requested.


Educational/Experience Requirements for Family Support Specialist/Home Visitor:

  • Experience working with diverse families and populations (specifically racial, socio-economic, immigration status, disability, LGBTQ+, family configuration). Direct parenting experience required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) capacity strongly preferred.
  • Access to a car and a valid driver's license. Legally authorized to work in U.S.
  • Familiarity with Waltham and Boston neighborhoods, particularly Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. Boston residency a plus.
  • Must be mature, flexible, able to work independently, and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates with life experience dealing with trauma related issues and/or home visiting experience strongly encouraged to apply. BA preferred but not required.


JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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