Job Announcement

Family Support Specialist

Would you like to join a growing, compassionate team of people who share a vision for a brighter future? El Futuro is the leading provider of behavioral health treatment to Latino families in North Carolina. Our mission is to nurture stronger familias to live out their dreams.

El Futuro is currently hiring a Full-time, Bilingual Family Support Specialist. This position provides support to students and families to develop specific support plans and to create a more dedicated treatment pathway for students who have or might have ADHD (Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder). The Family Support Specialist will assist in the development of resources, the delivery of El Futuro classes, and in the future, will represent El Futuro at community events to promote the ADHD program.

The salary for this position starts at $40,000, annually. El Futuro provides employer paid medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability; 403B matching; generous PTO and paid holidays; stipend and paid time off for professional development as well as opportunities for mentorship and increasing leadership.

The Family Support Specialist performs a wide range of functions, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Maintain regular, ongoing contact with students and parents regarding the student’s ADHD support plan.
  • According to the support plan, meet periodically with the student and parent to review progress towards goals.
  • Assist the ADHD Coach and Engagement Coordinator to coach students on strategies to address executive skill deficits and assist with individual or group sessions.
  • Assist the ADHD Coach and Engagement Coordinator to coach parents on empowerment to secure the appropriate level of support within the school, facilitate parent connections to appropriate community resources, and the development of a family technology use plan.
  • Co-facilitate El Faro classes for parents:
  • Assist with delivery of the El FARO class 5-6 times per year. Either support or co-facilitate.
  • Contact clients by phone and text to promote attendance.
  • Coordinate work with volunteers who can extend efforts to boost engagement.

Contribute to the growth and maintenance of the ADHD Program by assisting with:

  • The development of a dedicated ADHD treatment program using a team-based and diagnosis-specific approach.
  • The creation of resources, such as handouts, workbooks (Cuaderno), videos, podcasts, and infographics to support the program.
  • Data collection and reporting for the ADHD program.
  • Represent El Futuro at speaking engagements about the ADHD Program to promote visibility and help with recruitment and growth.
  • With the ADHD Coach and Engagement Coordinate, meet regularly with community partner representatives and collaborate with schools and other programs to ensure efficient and coordinated delivery of the ADHD Program and promote continued collaboration for growth of the program.
  • Assist with recruitment and case finding of students with ADHD who are in need of services
  • Support outreach and engagement activities of students and parents before, during, and after services.

General Responsibilities of El Futuro Staff:

  • Participate in meetings and organizational related activities as directed by the supervisor, which may include All Staff
  • Meeting, Individual Supervision, participation on a committee, or other activities.
  • Engage in learning opportunities through “La Mesita”, El Futuro’s training platform and network of bilingual providers in North Carolina, or through other appropriate career development opportunities.

Be a team player who is ready to support other duties as assigned, in consultation with your supervisor and priority tasks.

Qualifications:
Alignment with El Futuro’s mission to nurture stronger familias to live out their dreams.
Experience providing support to students and/or families in a social services setting.
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish, required. Must be able to document interactions with clients in English.
Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with Google Workspace.
Ability to work two evenings per week.
Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to connect with a wide range of audiences: Latino community members, other service organizations, and school staff.
Knowledge of school support and community resources.
Demonstrated enthusiasm about working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to human_resources@elfuturo-nc.org.

El Futuro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. El Futuro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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