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 Healthy Steps Specialist (Bilingual - English/Spanish) - Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: NYU Langone Health 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 720088703 / Latpro-3632774 
Date posted: Aug-22-2018
State, Zip: New York, 11201


The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone , a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone.

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Healthy Steps Specialist.

In this role, the Pediatric Healthy Steps Specialist provides support for families with children age 0-5 years. The Healthy Steps Specialist provides care giver support to facilitate the development of attachment, self-regulation skills, and family resiliency. In addition, the Healthy Steps Specialist will provide child development guidance to high-risk parents and other primary care givers at well child visits with the goal of facilitating childrens healthy growth and development.

The Healthy Steps Specialist works primarily in Pediatrics and collaborates to deliver a new model of care integrating the Healthy Steps strategies for families that have been identified as having significant risk factors. The work would be carried out through home visits, office visits and through accompanying families to key medical and specialty visits.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the pediatric team as a resource for developmental and parenting concerns
  • Facilitates parents/caregivers education groups
  • Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help families make connections to key resources within the community
  • Provides anticipatory guidance to parents and other primary care givers around common concerns such as early learning, fussiness, sleep, feeding, discipline, toilet training, etc
  • Closely tracks and documents progress made in ongoing checkups that look at both child development and family factors
  • Works closely with the pediatric providers around care coordination, goal setting, counseling, coaching and education about key aspect of a childs development
  • Conducts home visits and accompanies patients to key medical, specialty and community agency appointments
  • Conducts office visits, either jointly with the physician/pediatric nurse practitioner or alone

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work required
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience with parenting, child development, social work or human service work
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is required. English proficiency (speaking and writing) required 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in child development issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved populations in a community setting
  • Must be empathic, supportive and patient
  • Strong motivational interviewing skills
  • Ability to work with people of many cultures
  • Ability to take initiative and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work well both in teams and independently
  • Ability to collect and enter data for program management, evaluation and reporting purposes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference given to licensed and currently registered to practice Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work in New York State
  • Written Spanish proficiency a big plus

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's  network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn  is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn's  EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit for more information.


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