Supportive Visitation Worker

Part time
Must have a flexible schedule from Monday-Saturday
Work Site: Bay County

General Responsibilities:

>To provide home based services to families in collaboration with the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to promote child safety, provide parenting education and support child development.

>Ensure quality program service delivery.

>Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

Specific Duties:
>Provide supportive parenting instruction to parents during visitation.

>Promote development of family relationships.

>Encourage parenting skills to assists parents in understanding how to provide a nurturing environment.

>Utilize various resources to assist families in understanding parent/child interaction skills, parent education skills, and life/home management skills.

>Provide one-on-one contact, for a minimum of 1 hour weekly in the form of a home visit.

>Advocate for families as deemed appropriate and make appropriate referrals and/or contact for resources with other professionals and agencies.

>Work with parents to develop an action plan that identifies appropriate interventions for a child that needs individual support.
Provide testimony in court as requested by DHHS.

>Complete necessary program documentation and record keeping in a neat and timely manner.

>Demonstrate appropriate responses to children and families that have experienced physical & emotional abuse, neglect violence, substance abuse, and mental health concerns and strive to provide resources that address those issues.

>Participate in personal and professional development activities.

>Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

>Minimum of a high school diploma, prefer Associates or Bachelor’s in Child Development, Social Work or related field.

>A minimum of 2 years working with families around issues such as parenting, child care, household management, nutrition and budgeting.

Additional Requirements:
>Possess a solid knowledge base with respect to child development and family services and seek to expand knowledge.

>Must be self-directed, multitasked, be able to coordinate the completion of assigned tasks, and be willing to accept new challenges.

>Must have good written and oral communication skills.

>Must have Proficient Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).

>Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, pass State Police criminal clearance check and MMCAA’s “Insurance Carriers” driving record review.

>Successfully complete Criminal History and Child Abuse/Neglect clearance procedures at time of hire and when requested at any time during employment.

>Shall provide written report by a physician stating their physical capability and freedom from communicable tuberculosis.

>Must comply with Agency smoke free and drug free policies.

>The job duties require a working cell phone for accessibility to supervisors, clients, or co-worker or to enhance personal safety while away from the office location.

>Understand the importance of daily work attendance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Submit Resume
Please fill out the electronic application and submit resume on the careers page OR submit via mail to

Human Resources Director--ECS
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency
PO Box 768
1574 E Washington Rd
Farwell, MI 48622

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