Family Support Provider – Home Visitor
|POSITION TITLE||REPORTS TO|
|Family Support Provider – Home Visiting||Clinical Supervisor – Home Visiting|
|Hourly, Non-Exempt||On Site Required|
|Full-Time, 40 hours||Client Home Visits Required|
|SITES AFFECTED:||Last Reviewed Date:|
|All StayWell Health Center sites||By: Department Director|
The Family Support Provider delivers parent education, developmental information, and family support to parents through personal home visits to promote the healthy development of children from pregnancy to kindergarten (prenatal through age five). Family Support Providers utilize the nationally recognized “Parents as Teachers” curriculum to deliver quality home-based early childhood education, developmentally age appropriate resources and effective child –parent interaction techniques.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Attend training to become a Family Support Provider.
- Provide personal home visits to families on assigned caseload
- Plan and conduct home visits using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) instructional curriculum-based activities, methods and materials.
- Provide early detection and developmental screening services to children zero to five years of age.
- Monitor client caseload and record child’s developmental progress
- Maintain accurate records of all personal home visits, contacts, screenings, resource linkages and data input of progress and required reports.
- Maintain client confidentiality and integrity in keeping with agency policies, practices, professional standards and program requirements.
- Acquire knowledge and expertise of ECIS and Penelope software and other various database systems.
- Participate in community outreach events as needed and required.
- Attend agency staff meetings as necessary and required.
- Perform all other duties as assigned and adhere to ongoing policies, program standards and supervisory directives.
- Responsible for Program Documentation
- Maintain individual case files of each family on caseload
- Adherence to family performance measures
- Adhere to funder and program deadlines as instructed in regards to paperwork and procedures, including conducting developmental screenings of child.
- Follow procedures and respect guidelines as a Department of Children and Families Mandated Reporter.
|· Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a social service related field, or equivalent experience will be considered|
|· Experience working with vulnerable children and families|
|· Open to working with families of diverse backgrounds|
|· Employee is required to be free and clear of signs and symptoms or evidence of communicable diseases that could be expected to be transmitted during the course of normal scheduled work activity at medical, dental, and behavioral health center.|
|· Receipt of completed Employee Health Certification required biannually including specific immunizations and appropriate frequency as determined by Regulatory Agencies confirming employee has been found to be in adequate mental and physical health and capable of performing their position title.|
|· StayWell Health Center will check the motor vehicle records annually for all current employees and all job applicants with driving responsibilities or those who use rental cars for business travel purposes.|
|· Unrestricted, valid Connecticut driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and current motor vehicle insurance according to legal specifications required|
|· In lieu of Connecticut driver’s license, reliable transportation required including the capability to travel between sites and/or attend offsite training, as necessary|
|· Basic Annual Safety Training|
|· May require some evening / weekend hours to conduct home visit/host events.|
|· Bi-lingual English / Spanish strongly preferred.|
Skills and Experience
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience working in a social service environment
- Ability to receive supervision and work independently, problem solve and be solution-oriented.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive rapport with children birth through age 5 and their parents; effectively communicate developmental issues to families.
- Knowledge and skill working with diverse populations.
- Display a positive, outgoing and flexible professional demeanor and be resourceful, non-judgmental and tactful in dealing with both children and adults.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents or community.
- Demonstrate good organizational skills.
- Ability to write reports, correspondence and maintain accurate records.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Moderate physical activity. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day; may necessitate handling of average weight objects up to 25 pounds.
- Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, multi-line telephone, copier, fax server, document scanner, and other such office equipment as necessary
- Requires ability to work in a stressful office environment where interaction with others is constant and interruptive
- May be exposed to patients who have low impulse control, and angry temper outbursts requiring safety precautions and measures
- Work is normally performed in a typical/office work environment
- The work environment involves the normal risks and discomforts typical of a community health center
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.50 – $20.00 per hour
COVID-19 vaccinations mandated
PPE required and provided