healthy families resource specialist

healthy families resource specialist


The Healthy Families Resource Specialist will provide technical assistance and support to Healthy Families supervisors and coordinators, as part of the Healthy Families MA (HFM) Resource Specialist team, coordinating with others on the Healthy Families or Children’s Trust team, as needed.  The Healthy Families Resource Specialist will serve as a liaison to the programs to Children’s Trust.  The Healthy Families Resource Specialist reports to the Director of Home Visiting.


  1. Provides support and technical assistance to supervisors and coordinators in at least two Healthy Families MA (HFM) regions
  • Participates in the development of technical assistance materials for supervisors at HFM sites
  • Participates in developing agendas, presentations, and materials for HFM supervisors and coordinators, including HFM Supervisors Intensive trainings, New Supervisors Orientation, and Coordinators Network
  • Develops and delivers technical assistance and support to supervisors in at least two HFM regions, including shadow supervision sessions and Supervisors Support Forums
  • Participates in management and activities of the HFM Supervisors Think Tank
  • Actively participates in HFM Resource Specialists team meetings and functions
  • Coordinates activities with other HFM and Children’s Trust staff as needed
  1. Supports activities to build capacity in supervision and program coordination for home visiting programs in MA, including HFM and other evidence-based home visiting models
    • Participates in developing agendas, presentations, and materials for supervisors and coordinators, including Supervisors Network and Reflective Practice
  2. Participates as a member of the HF Implementation Team including:
    • Participating in planning and facilitation of HFM training and meeting sessions, 
    • Attending weekly HFM Team meetings and reporting on progress of sites to identify technical assistance needs and program challenges
    • Participates in development and review of policies and strategies for HFM programs
    • Plans, develops and participates in Statewide Coordinator meetings and other forums
    • Reviews analysis of data of program implementation statewide, as needed
  3. Manages a slate of special projects
  4. Provides outreach and support to HFM program sites to community agencies and regional offices of state agencies, as needed
  5. Performs other duties as assigned


  • Experience in community based, family support services; and/or long-term home visiting services. 
  • Experience in supervision within long-term, evidence-based home visiting services and/or human services
  • Experience working with youth ,young parents, or parents
  • Experience or knowledge of early childhood
  • Knowledge of Healthy Families America-model or other evidence-based home visiting programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and/or training skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of office management
  • Knowledge of types and uses of general office equipment
  • Knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables.
  • Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and by questioning individuals.
  • Ability to assemble items of information in accordance to with established procedures.
  • Ability to determine proper format and procedure for assembling items of information.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables.
  • Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequences.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
  • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluation; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
  • Ability to establish rapport with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information

How to apply:

Please apply at the MassCareers Job Opportunities website.