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Posting Details

Posting Number S02911P Working Title EXTENSION EDUCATOR Department FACS Human Dev and Family Science About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 04/18/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 05/15/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Columbus Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Teacher AD Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family Outreach Services FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience as a home visitor.

Position Summary

Family Assessment Workers (FAW) will be responsible for assessing new parents (prenatal and postnatal) for the risk of child abuse and neglect. The FAW will offer family home visitation services. Family Support Workers (FSW) provide emotional support, parenting education and guidance, and linkage to community resources through weekly, bi-monthly, monthly and quarterly home visits with at risk parents of newborns and children under age five years. Home based service delivery helps to develop healthy family relationships and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect among families needing intensive services. FAW/FSW will work full-time (40 hours per week) and are directly responsible to the Healthy Families

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Other skills include:
a. Excellent communication skills. Must be able to:
- Develop a warm, supportive and trusting environment for families.
- Use active listening and model basic infant care giving skills and parenting techniques.
- Relate to families in crisis and be available by phone during regular business hours.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Maintain accurate written logs on family contacts.
b. Accepting of differences. Must be able to:
- Be non-judgmental.
- Be culturally sensitive.
- Recognize own values and their impact in child abuse prevention.
c. Assertiveness. Must be able to:
- Participate in at least weekly home visits which may be difficult to schedule and in which families may be resistant or dependent.
- Foster family independence.
- Use creative outreach in establishing contact with families for three to five years.
- Set limits with demanding, difficult families.
d. Commitment. Must be able to:
- Visit with each level one family for at least one hour per week.
- Commit to 40 hours per week, with the possibility of a non-traditional work hours. (i.e. visits that occur after 5 PM).
e. – Positive parenting experience and/or prior experience in child abuse prevention, home based services, parent education, child development or related areas.
f. Have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
- Must be willing to work in Columbus, Georgia.

Physical Demands

Sit for long periods of time at computer and during interviews. Lift 25 lbs.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Direct Service
• Provide emotional support and use active listening skills during visits
• Provide crisis counseling to families when appropriate
• Educate families about nurturing care giving skills and child/family development in order to develop quality parenting skills
• Foster positive parent/child interaction
• Refer families to appropriate community resources and services
• Help families to resolve their own problems
• Assist families in receiving proper, preventative medical care for themselves and their children
• Schedule at least weekly visits with each family
• Maintain a relationship with each family for the duration of their involvement with the Healthy Families Program.
• Maintain confidentiality and respect participating parents and children as individuals.

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities


Indirect Service
• Establish a case plan with goals, objectives, and activities with supervisor.
• Attend Family Support Worker training sessions and others as indicated
• Attend weekly individual and monthly group supervisions
• Attend monthly in-services and trainings
• Assist in planning and implementing group activities for families.
• Notify supervisor of any concerns regarding child abuse reports, families missing visits, potential problems, safety issues and any other questions regarding the program

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Program Management
• Complete all necessary documentation within the time frame indicated in the program policy
• Complete visits with families or transfer family to another visitor before terminating employment.
• Keep scheduled visits with families and let them know if you will be late or need to reschedule.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


• Successfully complete all required training required for Family Assessment Workers.
• Utilize basic interviewing skills to conduct psychosocial needs interviews with families during their prenatal and/or perinatal period to further assess risk, compatibility for HFG home visiting, and guide services.
• Utilize information about the dynamics of child abuse and neglect when appropriate. Act as a mandated reporter when indicated.
• Refer family to Program Manager for assignment to family support worker.
• Advocate for families as required.
• Communicate and cooperate effectively with administrators, grant manager, community partners, and professionals encountered in performing Assessment tasks.
• Maintain confidentiality and respect participants as individuals.
• Notify Supervisor and SOC Administrator of any concerns regarding child maltreatment, potential problems or safety issues and questions or difficulties with hospital staff, administration or community partners.
• Complete all necessary documentation within the time frame indicated by policy and grant requirements.
• Meet with potential Healthy Family parents as soon as possible after receiving referral.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Other responsibilities
• Attend weekly and monthly staff meetings
• Assist in special projects, fundraisers and office duties as needed
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Act as mandated reporter

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 6/17/2019
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