Our Mission: Pathfinder Support Services is an innovative leader, dedicated to the
empowerment of families.
What We Do: Family Support Services provides new skill acquisition and
development of a child’s parents or caretakers to promote positive
parenting practices and healthy child development.
We help parents/caretakers in the use of appropriate coping skills to manage their behavior, and work on appropriate discipline or other specific interventions through the guidance of a safety plan that promotes positive parenting practices.
All potential employees of Pathfinder Support Services will meet our minimum qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences, Social Services, or related field and/or two years of experience working with children and families in a professional capacity.
· Applicants without a bachelor’s degree must include a cover letter outlining professional experience.
· Be at least 21 years of age.
· Possess a current and valid driver’s license, having no more then three (3) points assessed against the license.
· Currently have no limitations that would interfere with safe driving.
· Submit to background checks that include but are not limited to: National Criminal History Check – Sex Offender Registry
Family Support Visitation
A family support worker (FSW) provides supervised/monitored visitation for parents with children that are not currently placed in their home. It is the FSW’s responsibility to be preened and within eyeshot and earshot 100% of the supervised visitation time. It is the FSW’s priority to meet the child’s safety needs and document the interactions between all parties. The FSW will work closely with the Child and Family Services Specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services and other team members. The FSW will assist families in meeting their goals, work as a partner and teacher with the families, and provide daily session notes and monthly reports.
When conducting family support, the FSW will work to educate and empower families to areas such as but not limited to: achieving permanency, a healthy and safe home environment, provide proper care, safety, and management of their children, improving communication skills, manage aggression and anger appropriately, identify com
Benefits available for full-time employees