Initiating and maintaining regular, long-term home visits to support and provide information to first time parents. Home visits will occur primarily in the family’s home and will last at least one hour. These visits will occur on a weekly basis for at least the first six months of service. The home visits will be family-centered and strength-based and will focus on: establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening parent/child attachment and relationships; assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and providing a safe & nurturing home environment; improving the family support system; and increasing the family’s ability to problem solve. The Home Visitor will assume the role of advocate for the parent and the child when needed. Home Visitor will administer the Parent Survey assessment on each family during one of the first three home visits. This assessment and other activities will help in identifying unmet needs and referral to other supportive service agencies. The Home Visitor will be responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and making a plan for accomplishment of those goals (Family Goal Plan). Through the use of the ASQ and ASQ-SE, the Home Visitor will assess (at regular intervals) the growth and development of the child. They will assist the parent in optimizing their child’s development through play and parent/child interactions.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assess children using the ASQ and ASQ-SE and other tools in order to determine developmental progress and needs.
- Assess family needs through the initial Parent Survey assessment, home visits, Family Intake and Update, and other tools.
- Develop goals with the parent(s) and make a plan for accomplishment of those goals (Family Goal Plan). This plan will be based on family, parent, and child assessed needs and will facilitate the parent in working on their goals.
- Provide information on child development and parent/child attachment. Encourage, and provide opportunities for, positive parent/child interactions.
- Assess and provide guidance related to child safety.
- Track child immunizations and encourage regularly scheduled well baby checks. Provide resources, referrals and information to families as appropriate.
- Evaluate child and family progress towards stated goals. Participate in staff meetings and other special events as required.
- Attend workshops, conferences and other trainings to enhance professional development and to keep updated on new development in the field.
- Maintain appropriate client records and participate in Medicaid Admin tracking on randomly selected days.
SUPPORTING JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Arrives at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required activities, meetings, and trainings.
- Required to be a respectful, cooperative, and reliable team member and participant in program activities.
- Projects a professional work image, both in dress and manner.
COMPETENCIES (ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES):
Accountability: Takes ownership for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for leaning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad; has an ability to identify strengths and developmental opportunities and leverages insight to make adjustments to improve their effectiveness; courage to have the difficult conversation.
Adapting to Change: Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner. Plays the role of devil’s advocate yet knows when and how to stand down graciously and accept a well-thought-out decision. Embraces change.
Championing Customer Needs: Provides timely and professional service to both internal and external customers; is responsive to customer needs and requests; is always courteous to the customer and considers the needs of the customer when making decisions.
Communicating Effectively: Shares information. Listens and involves others. Clearly conveys ideas in a manner that engages others and helps them understand and retain the message.
Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leaders, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
Decision Making/Judgment: Approaches problems and decisions methodically and objectively; involves others as needed; uses sound judgment in making decisions and understanding the impact to themselves, customers, their team, and the organization; conducts the appropriate analysis to identify the symptoms and root cause of issues; makes timely decisions.
Delivering High Quality Work: Makes sure responsibilities central to the role meet all requirements and expectations. Finishes tasks promptly and critically reviews work to ensure quality and accuracy. Considers impact of work to others. Seeks additional work after finishing tasks.
Demonstrating Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.
Results Orientation: Focused on outcomes and accomplishments; follows through on commitments; can be counted on to successfully execute on goals; motivated by achievement and a need for closure; has attention to detail and is efficient and effective in achieving a high level of measurable outcomes; persists in achieving goals despite obstacles.
Supports Coast Community Health Center Mission: Actively supports Coast Community Health Center’s mission and values; uses individual skills to add value to the mission of Coast Community Health Center; aligns actions around organizational goals; gives priority to organizational mission and value when making decisions.
QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES):
- Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field
- Minimum of 1 year home visiting experience in working with or providing services to children and families
- An ability to build quick rapport with parents
- Acceptance of individual differences
- Experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse populations
- Knowledge of infant and child development
- Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self
- in relation to others, recognizes val supervision, etc.)
- Infant mental health endorsement level I or II preferred
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, to include computer skills and electronic communications.
- Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
- Knowledgeable of resources in local community. Knowledgeable searching on the web/internet to
- find resources.
- Maintain current First Aid/CPR certification.
- Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
- Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness in work activities.
- Maintain compliance with Criminal History Registry.
- Valid Oregon Driver’s License and insured vehicle for use on the job or an acceptable alternative.
- Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee relation’s interactions.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS:
In consultation with supervisor, develops own professional work goals and training plan. Participates in training as requested. Completes the following required training (provided by Healthy Families Oregon and may require travel):
- Completion of specified Healthy Families America trainings within first 3 months, 6 months and 12 months of hire
- Completion of specific trainings prior to any work with families
- Completion of a multi-day curriculum training; may require out of town travel
- Completion of 4 day Intensive Service Home Visitor CORE Training within 6 month of hire; may require out of town travel.
- Completion of 4 day Parent Survey training within 6 months of hire; may require out of town travel
Coast Community Health Center
At Coast Community Health Center we strive to be a medical home where our community members receive comprehensive and compassionate health services delivered in a patient-centered, holistic, friend and non-judgmental environment. Our team of medical professionals, clinical support, compassionate outreach and tenured administrators are committed to ensure we provide great health care services within a great place to work. Come join our team!
Linda Maxon, CEO., Coast Community Health Center
Company Website: www.coastcommunityhealth.org
(if you already have a resume on Indeed)