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Family Outreach Worker - Bilingual Spanish

Department: HS Family Services
Location: Madison, WI

BENEFITS:
Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:

**Bilingual Spanish Required**
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year
Location: South Madison AMPM1
Req #:346

**Bilingual Spanish Required**
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year
Location: Red Arrow +1/+2 
Req #:347

**Bilingual Spanish Required**
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Part Year*
Location: Red Arrow AMPM4 
Req #:357

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:

  • 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 parentsí involvement with their childís education and assist parents with employment goals
  • Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish
  • Associateís or Bachelorís 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
  • 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 driverís 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
    • $100,000 Bodily Injury per person
    • $300,000 Bodily Injury per accident
    • $50,000 Property Damage per accident

*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)

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