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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $29,064.96 to  $41,906.16  PAY GRADE: 24
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Nevada System of Higher Education
Division: UNR
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 03.520
Announcement Number: 20039
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/13/2013
Close Date: 08/27/2013
   Janine Nelson
   Phone: (775)784-1495
   Email: classifiedjobs@unr.edu
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Family Support Workers provide in-home assistance and instruction to clients and their families regarding homemaking skills including preparation of healthy and nutritious meals, and basic personal care and hygiene as necessary for the health and well-being of the client and other members of the household.
*** UNR, College of Education, Child & Family Research Center is recruiting for a Family Support Worker III. The position functions as a home visitor for the Early Head Start Program. Duties include planning, scheduling and conducting weekly visits to the homes of Early Head Start clients; maintaining records and documenting the visits, any referrals, and services offered or provided. The incumbent will also develop individualized family partnership agreements to asses family strengths and develop action plans to meet identified goals; create community linkages for family development and support services; and refer families to identified needed services. This position will promote the involvement of parents in their child's development, in the EHS program and in their community life. This position will also assist pregnant women and fathers in participating in parent education and birth preparation classes. Home visiting requires skill in assessing the safety and appropriateness of the environment for both the employee and any children. Incumbents must report suspected child abuse, spousal abuse and substance abuse. Incumbents must be able to judge varying situations and ensure they are performing their work only when it is safe to do so. The selected applicant must have or obtain a Washoe County Sheriff's card for Child Care Licensing and complete all training required.
***The position works a variable schedule based on organizational needs. The position is contingent upon continued funding and is not eligible for lay off rights. Pursuant to Nevada Legislature, State of Nevada Classified employees are subject to a mandatory unpaid furlough requirement of six days (part-time prorated) per fiscal year effective July 1, 2013. Information regarding campus security, personal safety, fire safety, and crime statistics can be found at http://www.unr.edu/police/ under Clery Legal Data. Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify (visit http://www.uscis.gov for more information).

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of family support experience including homemaking, and providing care to children and/or the ill, disabled and aged; OR one year of experience as a Family Support Worker II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Additional Position Experience
    This position requires experience in Early Childhood Education.
    This position requires job experience working with children from birth to 3 years of age.
    The position requires the employee have their own vehicle to complete the home visit duties.
    This position works a variable work schedule which may include evenings and weekends.
    This position does not provide lay-off rights to State classified positions and is contingent upon funding.
    This position requires lifting and carrying children weighing up to 50 pounds.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) The duties of this position require the incumbent to conduct home visits to the homes of Early Head Start clients. Please describe any work experience you may have providing home visitation services on a professional level.
2) This position will work with both English and Spanish speakers. Fluent individuals are encouraged to apply. Please describe your skills.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Nevada System of Higher Education
Business Center North Human Resources
Artemesia Building, MS 240, Room 2
Reno, NV 89557-0055

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