Job Summary: Provide culturally responsive home-based services to families enrolled in Healthy Families America.
Responsibilities: Provide a range of culturally competent home-based services on a weekly basis for all families participating in the program including: parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and, social services linkage, all in partnership with the client.
Effectively engage pregnant women and/or new mothers of children under 3 months old, identify their parenting strengths to build upon, and use motivational interviewing to help them stay engaged in the program and overcome barriers to participation in the program.
Assist in strengthening the parent child relationship.
Assist parents in improving their skills in order to optimize the home environment.
Assist families in establishing goals and plans for attaining these goals.
Identify and refer clients to other support services in the community; assists in making and attending health and human service appointments, including, but not limited to, appointments related to educational and employment goals.
Contact referrals in a timely manner and maintain weekly visits to all clients per the program requirements.
Complete all assessments and evaluation paperwork within program guideline timelines. Maintains client records and completes all necessary documentation with program timelines.
Meet productivity requirements established by the Healthy Families America Program.
Ensure program is in compliance with all regulations regarding Home Visits.
Participate in case conferences and collaborates with other service providers working with families.
Attend Healthy Families America trainings as appropriate.
Become proficient in using the Growing Great Kids curriculum, the basis for this program.
Use reflective supervision and practices to continue strengthening skills in delivering this program.
Collaborate with other providers, agencies, and individuals in the client's network of care.
Complete recordkeeping in accordance with Health Information Services (HIS) and other Center requirements within required time frames and abide by Center confidentiality policy.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Child Development, Education or related field, with a minimum of three years of public health or community experience working with families with multiple needs.
Ability to read and interpret instructions, documents and follow procedures. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with consumers and employees.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have valid driver's license, clean driving record and insured auto
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the community is required.
Knowledge of the customs, values, beliefs and traditions of the population served and be familiar with transcultural issues.
Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, counseling techniques, and case management techniques is preferred.