Sep 30, 2019

Family Support Specialist

  • Lake Shore Schools
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Lake Shore Schools is a birth-five year old center located in Andersonville. We are proud to be family owned and have been a strong part of the community for over 70 years.

We are currently looking for a strong, caring, enthusiastic full time Family Support Specialist.

Basic Responsibilities:

Required to use Parents as Teachers Education Curriculum

Home Visits are to be completed for families at minimum twice a year per family- and as needed after that.

Must complete an IFSP (individual family support plan- individual family goals) annually with each family in the program.

Work towards written community partnership agreements with agencies where they have collaborative agreements (i.e., hospitals, dentists offices, WIC, counseling, Libraries, park districts, etc.).

Must meet individually with each family at minimum once a month

Must provide at minimum, once a month, a group session/meeting for the birth to three parents.

The content of the groups must have a focus on child development, parenting, and parent education curriculum topics.

Perform other general duties as assigned by the Director.


Must hold at least a bachelor's degree in human services or social work or equivalent or a Level 5 Gateways to Opportunity Family Specialist credential.

Must have the ability to work well with consumers, all levels of the organization, other agencies and funding source personnel.

Must be well organized, highly detailed oriented and accuracy driven.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent computer skills.

Demonstrates initiative and motivation.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000/year

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