Family Development Specialist

Employment Status

Full-time or Part-time


Open until filled


Jefferson, IA


The Family Development Specialist (FDS) will provide in-home services to individuals/families in a six county area: Audubon, Carroll, Calhoun, Guthrie, Greene, and Sac. The FDS will be responsible for a planned caseload as required by the program and may be eligible to work from home.

Duties will include informal assessment of self-sufficiency needs and general family well-being.  The FDS will assist participants in goal setting and providing individual assistance and guidance to participants that will enable them to become self-sufficient.

Travel is required for this position. Travel areas include: Audubon, Carroll, Calhoun, Guthrie, Greene, and Sac counties.


A full job description is available within the application process.



Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's degree in a social work field and one year of related experience or any equivalent combination of experience and related training.

This position requires a Family Development Certification within one year of employment.

A valid driver's license and personal vehicle is required and must be willing to work flexible hours.

For more information, please contact Peg Ragner at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE