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Family Coach Intern

Posted: 04/12/2024

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FamilyForward’s Home Visiting Services provides in-home services and interventions to families with children ages 0-3, who demonstrate risk factors for child maltreatment. As a Family Coach Intern, you will serve families voluntarily seeking preventive or early intervention services in their homes or in the community, while nurturing positive parenting skills and other family relationships. Family Coaches provide parental emotional support, case management addressing concrete needs, connecting to community resources, and sharing evidence-based practices for developing healthier coping skills and parenting techniques through the Nurturing Parent Curriculum.
The primary focus is promoting healthy families by enhancing positive parenting to ensure a safe, stable environment for the child/children. Family Coach Interns will observe and assist in the provision of trauma-informed interventions to help families navigate their needs and assist caregivers in enhancing their understanding of, and confidence in, supporting their children. Interns will regularly attend staff meetings, including weekly group supervision. Interns receive weekly individual supervision.

FamilyForward is committed to upholding the Organizational Health Anchors that we have set for the agency, including safety; mindfulness and self-regulation; relational health; cultural diversity, inclusivity, equity, and anti-racism; clinical lens; vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

What puts FamilyForward Out Front:

  • Brand new facility built intentionally to support the needs of clinicians and clients.
  • Strong peer support with a focus on teamwork.
  • Emphasis on professional learning, growth, and development.
  • Thorough and regular supervision, guidance, and consultation.
  • The diversity of the position gives you the opportunity for new experiences.
What to expect on a given day as a Family Coach Intern:
  • You will have a robust and supportive orientation process for both the HVS team and the agency.
  • You will engage in activities agreed upon between the student and Practicum Supervisor to be detailed in the Educational Learning.
  • You will assist Family Coaches and management, in day-to-day functions of the HVS program.
  • You will observe and assist Family Coaches in individual, family, and group settings.
  • You will accompany Family Coaches on home visits to provide services to individuals and families.
  • You will complete assessments, service plans, and case notes in the FamilyForward electronic record system.
  • You will participate actively in weekly individual and group supervision.
  • You will work independently and within a team environment.
  • You will be exposed to the HFA home visiting model and nurturing skills training through various learning experiences.
  • Having the energy and flexibility to meet the needs of families served.
You would be a good fit for this position if you:
  • Are enrolled in a master’s degree program in Social Work, Family Therapy, or a related field.
  • Have compassion for children, families, and caregivers who have experienced adverse life events.
  • Enjoy using creativity to develop interventions for children and families.
  • Can develop trust-based relationships with children, caregivers, and co-workers.
  • Are comfortable supporting children experiencing challenging behaviors.
  • Can fulfill the home visiting requirements of the role

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