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Family Development Specialist

  • Job ID: 504492335
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:30am to 6:00pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: FCC Penn Hills
  • Location: 10 Duff Road, Pittsburgh PA 15235
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.11 to $24.37 / hour


Family Development Specialists (FDS) is responsible for providing direct service to families from diverse backgrounds with children birth - 6 years. These prevention services help families set personal goals and deal with the many obstacles that come up in day to day life in these high-risk neighborhoods. This direct service will include preschool programming, home visits, goal planning, developmental screenings, advocacy and referrals linking families to any needed services.


  • Maintain files and complete all management information system paperwork accurately as required in a timely manner
  • Transport families to programming, well baby visits, mental health sessions, etc. when possible
  • Initiates 2 (two) child development screenings per year with parents and children using the appropriate developmental tools.
  • Maintain the family support center site and ensure welcoming atmosphere
  • Responsible for 18 (eighteen) to 25 (twenty-five) families on their caseload
  • Complete minimum of one or two home visits per month depending on evidenced-based curriculum model/or prevention model
  • Attend minimum of twenty (20) hours of job-related trainings annually
  • Develop and/or assist in the child programming and parent-child interaction groups
  • Provide crisis intervention and/or referrals for families
  • Participate in the development of and facilitate parent leader groups
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Participate in the development of special events and celebrations with/for families
  • Build positive rapports with parents and children
  • Facilitate preschool 2 (two) days a week (3 hr.) program using Pennsylvania Education Standards and Parents and Teachers Evidence -Based Curriculum.
  • Participate in outreach/recruiting for program
  • Provides team approach model case management services including goal planning, service brokerage, advocacy, referral and support
  • Maintain confidentiality of ALL Family Care Connection families



  • Bachelors degree in Child Development, Early Childhood or related field or a High School Diploma and 4 years of related experience in early childhood prevention human services/or social services working with children and families.
  • Experience in home visiting.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgroundsAbility to work independently as well as part of a team.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Valid drivers license.Act 33 Clearance will be required within 30 days of hire Act 34 Clearance will be required within 30 days of hire
  • Act 73 Clearance will be required within 30 days of hire CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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