A family support specialist as the title indicates is a position that provides crisis support to families in need in coordination with community service providers. An ideal candidate for the job is an industrious and resourceful person, equipped with excellent communication and persuasion skills.

An ideal resume for the position must be tailored according to the specific needs of the hiring organization. General skills needed for the position include interpersonal skills, individualized support planning and knowledge of community resources.


Family Support Specialist Resume Sample


Jessica Fielder

jessica.fielder @ email . com
89 Ricky’s Apartments, Chicago, IL 98443
Cellular: (004) 222-5555 | Home: (008) 444-7777

Flexible ● Organized ● Detail-Oriented

Offering 3+ years of experience in community resources coordination, crisis intervention for troubled families and foster care services. Particularly skilled in providing effective parental education and counseling.

✔ Basic counseling✔ Relationship building✔ Child development materials
✔ Raising infants✔ Parent child relationship✔ Client resistance management
✔ Problem resolution✔ Communication✔ Attention to detail

• Demonstrated ability to educate families regarding reintegration, foster care and adoption services
• Proficient in locating and directing families in crisis towards effective community service providers
• In-depth knowledge regarding developmental needs of children and growing families
• Matchless counseling skills in parental education, child behavior management and money management
• Adept at providing guidelines to families regarding social adjustment, medical care and the like

• Engaged three difficult families enrolled into the SGA family support program throughout the year via effective usage of recruitment strategies
• Provided successful guidance and support services to a family with two juvenile teenagers involved in drug addiction
• Counseled various now settled families regarding money management and assisted the members in job hunt


Family Support Specialist | SGA Family Services, Chicago, IL | Mar 2012 – Present

• Provide parental support and guidance regarding dealing with child behavioral issues
• Locate and direct families to community services as needed
• Arrange foster care for children of displaced or disturbed families as and when needed
• Conduct initial home visits and monitor family health using COPA system

Family Support Worker | Center Stone, Chicago, IL | Jul 2010 – Feb 2012

• Coordinated with community based service providers in family support for clients
• Kept record of all services provided
• Educated families regarding family partnership agreements to promote their overall development

• Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Multilingual: English, French and Spanish
• Valid driver’s license
• Excellent listening and rapport building skills

Community College, Chicago, IL | June, 2012
Associates Degree in Social Work