- Atlanta, GA
Recognizing that civil society depends on strong communities and healthy families, in 1890 Lucetta Lawson and Sarah Grant responded to the challenge for social justice in Atlanta by organizing and building an orphan’s home for young homeless girls living on the city’s streets. The Leonard Street Orphan’s Home was the cornerstone for Families First and its 100 plus year history of strengthening and preserving families and building healthy communities. By addressing the needs of individuals as well as each individual’s relationship within their family structure, Families First fills a niche in metropolitan Atlanta, evoking our sense that if as caring, cooperative human beings we work together we can make our city, region and nation a better and safer place for all. Empowering families, children and communities to achieve this possibility and potential is both the history and vision of Families First.
Rooted in a tradition of listening and responding to the changing needs and social problems that confront the family structure, Families First’s impressive list of achievements include establishing Georgia’s first adoption agency, first foster care agency as well as the state’s first family counseling agency. Today, Families First is Georgia’s largest family-serving nonprofit agency, operating 11 programs that touch the lives of more than 38,000 individuals each year. The organization is guided by the vision of a strong, vibrant, supportive community where all children and families flourish. The mission of Families First is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families, with the ultimate goal of transforming communities. The organization’s services are structured into three key impact areas:
Child and Youth Permanency – Families First offers adoption (special needs, domestic, and international), foster care, permanency cooperatives (also known as residential group homes), mentoring and other services to help ensure long-term stability and a supportive environment for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted;
Family Sustainability and Empowerment – Families First works collaboratively with housing developers to offer transitional and permanent supportive housing, support services and training to promote family self-sufficiency;
Healthy Families and Relationships – Families First equips parents and families with critical skills for building strong, flourishing family relationships through parent education, concrete support, and affordable behavioral health services.
Familes First Resource Moms work on an as-needed, PRN basis to provide case management and support to women who have delivered a low birth weight baby. Please note that hours each week may vary. Each Resource Mom will have an estimated caseload of 2-5 new moms and cover 1-2 Georgia Department of Health regions.
We are currently seeking staff to work as needed in Region 3, ,7,9, 11 and 12. Please see the link for applicable regions.
Resource Moms are responsible for offering postpartum information, guidance and social and human service linkages to families for up to two years after the birth of their baby. This position required driving to client homes, sometimes in rural areas.
*Interested candidates should include a cover letter highlighting their interest and indicating which region they prefer to serve.*
- Initiate and maintain contact with program participants according to Agency and Resource Mother program model protocols.
- Maintain regular schedule of participant contact, including a minimum of bi-weekly calls and monthly visits.
- Monthly in home visits required.
- Document all interactions regarding each family within 24 hours; and report to Supervisor weekly.
- Actively participate in reflective supervision, staff meetings and trainings.
- Network with medical and social service providers and work cooperatively with other community organizations.
- Ability to creatively and effectively research resources based on clients identified needs in their geographic region.
- Adhere to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality standards.
- Other duties as assigned
- Experience with home visitation, maternal child health, home healthcare, or related field.
- Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.
- Must be able to travel to client’s homes up to 50+ miles in one day.
- Willingness and ability to travel in the evenings and on weekends.
- Must have a personal cell phone, computer with internet access, and the ability to work from home.
- English written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills, e.g., MS Office, Google Mail, and/or electronic clinical records.
- Bilingual- Spanish-English a plus
Families First provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.
If you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation to complete any part of the application process, are limited in ability, or unable to access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline at 404-853-2876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Families First is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.
Families First participates in E-Verify.