Family Support Spec-FirstSteps

Professional/Technical Escondido, California

Requisition ID
First Steps
Escondido, California
Not Applicable
Salary Range
24.11 - 36.21
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period
Position at Palomar Health

Provides intensive, ongoing home visitation to at-risk program participants using the Healthy Families America (HFA), Baby Talk (BT), and Mothers and Babies evidence-based models. Recruits, enrolls, schedules, and supports client participation in all program activities, e.g., home visits, parent workshops and trainings, and special family events. Utilizes reflective practice to build strong, long-term relationships with families to support healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes, age-appropriate child development, and family self-sufficiency. Implements family and child screenings and assessments at established intervals to identify family strengths, increase knowledge and skills to support child development, and connect families to community and state resources. Assists and supports program participants to set and meet short- and long-term individual and family goals. Attends program family activities with participants. Provides measurable, objective documentation which clearly summarizes education provided during home visits, goals set in partnership with families, and resources provided. Responsible for timely and accurate input of client and family data into CMEDS and Palomar Health data systems on a daily and ongoing basis. Engages in outreach activities under the guidance of the Supervisor/Director. Participates as a member of interdisciplinary and interagency teams. Frequent travel required throughout North Inland and North Coastal regions of San Diego. Speak and read English and Spanish at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

This position is dependent upon the successful acquisition and retention of grant funding; applicants should be aware that any failure to secure adequate grant funding may result in position elimination.


Job Requirements


Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Maternal/Child Health, Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Education or a human services/sciences field
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Maternal/Child Health, Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Education or a human services/sciences field
Ongoing professional development through classes, workshops, conferences and/or webinars
Minimum Experience: 1 - 2 years in related field in in-home, low income, family-centered services.
Bilingual - Spanish
Preferred Experience: 3 or more years in related field, home visiting experience
Demonstrated expertise providing in-home, low income, family-centered services
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Heartsaver
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Valid Driver's License
Preferred License: Not Applicable

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.