Family Consultant Employment
Family Consultant Duties and Responsibilities
At the conclusion of the training period, Family Consultants are able to perform the essential functions of the position, including but not limited to the following. Family Consultants:
- Serve as insightful professionals and empathetic advocates for Young Scholars, their families, the Young Scholars program, and the gifted community as a whole.
- Accept, incorporate, and seek out constructive feedback from supervisors and team members to advance their professional development.
- Approach new and challenging situations as learning opportunities.
- Demonstrate resiliency in periods of professional growth.
- Accurately, efficiently, and empathetically assess the needs of Young Scholar families and make good judgement calls in difficult situations
- Empower families through creative, on-the-spot problem solving and by equipping families with the knowledge and skills they need to proactively confront future challenges.
- Guide families in identifying and articulating their goals. Assist families in meeting those goals by providing resources and strategies that align with families’ values.
- Have a strong ability to learn and synthesize large amounts of information and then leverage that information in varied situations.
- Are fluent in the research and current conversations concerning profoundly gifted individuals, learning differences, best practices in education, parenting techniques, and child development.
- Are well-versed in the resources available to Young Scholar families and consistently add to this bank of resources and opportunities through diligent research.
- Facilitate connections among Young Scholar families to foster a sense of community in the Young Scholars program.
- Communicate in a professional, empathetic, and insightful manner both orally and in writing, and are open to learning and implementing nuanced communication techniques.
- Maintain professional, yet empathetic boundaries during difficult situations with families while maintaining their internal balance and drive.
- Serve as conscientious, committed, and constructive team members.We meet daily as a team and collaborate closely with one another.
- Are self-motivated to complete tasks independently.
- Have a consistent tendency to take initiative demonstrated by proactively sharing innovative ideas with a plan for implementation, assisting colleagues without being asked, and anticipating and responding to problems with a solution-focused approach.
- Implement best practices when it comes to professional self-care, emotional well-being, and resiliency, both individually and as a team.
- Demonstrate superior organizational and time management skills which allows them to consistently follow through on commitments made.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records utilizing a digital database.
- Keep up-to-date with company-wide software and technology.