Family Support Specialist

Northern Virginia Family Services

About the organization

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower more than 40,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.


-Conduct client home visits on a regularly assigned schedule with the goal of establishing a trusting relationship in accordance with Healthy Families America Best Practice Standards.
-Prepare appropriate activities for home visit using approved evidence-based curriculum and other supplemental materials.
-Prepare appropriate activities and facilitate group socialization experiences and field trips for families.
-Provide appropriate parenting modeling, education, and other supportive services as outlined in the Healthy Families America Best Practice Standards.
-Conduct developmental screening and evaluations using such instruments as ASQ-3, ASQ-SE-2, and HOME with families.
-Make referrals to other services as needed and work with other community providers to provide collaborative services to clients.
-As needed, use bilingual skills to facilitate communication between participant families and other program staff, providers, and/or partners.
-Prepare documentation and maintain client files in accordance with program requirements and NVFS guidelines.
-Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet federal/state/program guidelines.
-Participate in regular supervision with Program Supervisor, providing regular updates and preparing case presentations.
-Maintain current own level of knowledge on program software and other information on early childhood programs.


-High School graduate or GED; college coursework preferred.
-Infant Mental Health endorsement preferred.
-Experience working with or providing services to children (aged 0-3 years) and families.
-Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken language skills in English. Bilingual skills may be required.
-Must have reliable, dependable and insured transportation.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
-Demonstrated ability to enter and retrieve data using computer systems, systems applications, and other office equipment.

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