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Bilingual Family Services Specialist in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


Serves as system support for families and children by applying professional expertise in the areas of family systems, community mental health, health education, and serve as a liaison with community agencies. Works in cooperation with all other disciplines (Child Development Services, Student Support Services, Family Wellness, Professional Development and Administration) to ensure staff and families receive adequate training towards the goal of healthy family development.


1. Deliver guidance presentations, workshops and activities integrating the fatherhood initiative, parenting skills and the vision of parents as first teachers of their children.
2. Plan and implement guidance and support groups depending on needs assessment.
3. Deliver high quality guidance counseling to families and refer to specialized agencies when appropriate using professional guidelines and high ethical values.
4. Strategic planning, program self-assessment and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness to families;
5. Decision making based on family support principles, theories, practices, and code of ethics.
6. Research, design and deliver: parenting skills workshops, trainings and conferences catered to family/community needs.
7. Provide professional support and guidance to Family Development Workers regarding cases needing specialized intervention in the areas of: behavior, emotional, disabilities, social, and family.
8. Maintain open caseload and proper documentation of all services and referrals.
9. Home visits as appropriate when working with individual families.
10. Plan and implement training modules for all Family Development Workers.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health or related field required.
  • Masters Degree preferred in Community Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Family Therapy, Social Work.
  • Combination of lesser education combined with experience may be considered.


A minimum of one (1) year work related experience.


Valid Texas Drivers License, good driving record and reliable vehicle


• Professional expertise in areas such as immigrant experience, healthy marriages, parenting skills, crisis management, etc.
• Experience in case management: staffing, monitoring, follow-up, closure, referral, documentation
• Demonstrated teaching or training skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Working knowledge of local community resources.
• Skilled in trans-disciplinary approach to presenting information and conducting interventions
• Intermediate skill in use of Windows, Excel, and MS Word. Database management (PROMIS) experiences a plus.


Intermediate skill in use of Windows, Excel, and MS Word. Database management (PROMIS) experiences a plus.


Bilingual English/Spanish required.