Specialists Support Specific Family Goals
Specialists are experts in program areas and help parents and children access services within our partner network.
Just as Family Achievement Coaches help families to set and achieve goals, NAZ Specialists help families reach their goals in specific areas (i.e. housing, academics, etc.). Most Specialists are located onsite at our partner organizations.
The specific Specialist role includes:
Family Support Specialist
The Family Support Specialist partners directly with NAZ parents to set and achieve goals in housing and career/finance so they have increased economic ability and housing stability, and their children can succeed academically. The Specialist empowers parents and providing them with “high-touch” support to:
- Set and achieve goals,
- Help them access partner programs and resources (such as career training/pathways and affordable housing), and
- Provide coaching support along the way.
The Specialist collaborates closely with other NAZ staff and partners within the NAZ ecosystem. This role utilizes a web-based achievement-planning tool (NAZ Connect) to track family data, goals, and the steps needed to attain them.
Note: This role replaces what was formerly known as the Navigator role.