Job Description

Family Support Specialist - Bartholomew County (Healthy Families)
Columbus, IN, United States of America


New Hope Services (NHS) is proudly celebrating 65 years of service to Southern Indiana and our extended service area. NHS has built the capacity to provide a full continuum of human services from child and family support through ability services. Our unique expertise in developing affordable housing allows us to also partner with the communities we serve to have an even greater positive economic and community development impact.

Job Skills / Requirements


  • $17.00 per hour
  • Full benefits (eligible 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment)
  • HIRING BONUS AVAILABLE - $500 hiring bonus available for qualifying staff



  • Provide support to parents during home visits in areas such as: child development, parenting, stress management, crisis management, childcare, effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Ensure that enrolled clients receive at least 75% of the home visits they are scheduled to receive based upon level of service criteria
  • Provide transportation to families, as needed, for Healthy Families related services
  • Documentation Responsibilities
    • Enter information regarding home visits on a weekly basis into the HFI database
    • Maintain all contact records and necessary paperwork
    • Complete Family Goal Plans with families
    • Perform Developmental Screenings in a timely manner, consistent with Healthy Families guidelines
    • Refer and link families to appropriate community resources
    • Complete screenings with families as applicable.  Provide appropriate follow up support and referral, based on outcomes of the screening.
    • Ensure that families are linked to a medical provider and that children are completing basic immunizations and attending well child visits
  • Be willing to respond for emergency needs of clients
  • Attend all required Monthly Healthy Families Team Meetings
  • Carry a caseload that meets the standards for Healthy Families Indiana
  • Schedule and attend weekly supervision 2 hours for staff working 35 hours or more per week
  • Attend training as assigned 



  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  •  Demonstrate sound judgement in the moment
  • Desire to support, strengthen,  and establish trusting relationship with families who are pregnant and/or parenting young children
  • Knowledge of infant and child development
  • Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations that are present among the site’s target population
  • Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.)
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage per company policy, and have a vehicle that is reliable for transportation of consumers



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) approved, in Education or Social Services field such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or other degrees deemed applicable in accordance with established service standards preferred
  • Two years professional experience with children and families preferred


Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelors Degree in a Social Services or Related Field
High School Diploma or GED

Additional Information / Benefits

  • Medical 
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • STD
  • LTD - company paid
  • Life Insurance - company paid
  • Employee Assistance Program - company paid
  • Accident & Critical Illness 
  • 401k - annual company match (% varies)
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Personal Days, Paid Holidays

*Equal Opportunity Employer


WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:  Opportunities for professional growth and development Paid Training Opportunities.  Competitive benefit package with holiday pay and vacation time. Referral Bonus Program, Family-oriented environment, Casual dress, Employee Appreciation Events.


Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

This job reports to the Healthy Families Assistant Program Manager

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required occasionally

Number of Openings for this position: 1