Provide support and education for parents whose newborn have been identified to be at risk for abuse, neglect, or poor health outcomes. This activity will occur primarily within the family’s home and be intensive. The worker is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular (weekly) and long-term (3-5 years) contact with families. Utilizes program-approved curriculum to improve parenting skills and increase the understanding of child development. Provides families with information that includes but is not limited to, child development, parenting, safety, immunizations and community resources. Assists the family in establishing and developing plans to reach their goals.
Associate’s degree required
BA in related field preferred.
At least two years prior related experience.
Knowledge of community resources.
- Parents As Teachers certified required.
Experience in working with bicultural communities/families preferred.
Valid driver’s license and reliable access to use of automobile during work hours required.
Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred
Able to climb and descend up to 3 flights of stairs on occasional basis.
Able to engage in activities on floor for up to 30 minutes at a time, including but not limited to reaching, sitting, lifting and throwing.
Able to lift up to 20 lbs for brief periods of less than two minutes.
Able to comply with procedures and policies independently in absence of supervisor.
Organizational and time management skills.
Verbal and written communication skills including English writing skills.
CHC requires as a condition of employment current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED (CPR/FPR/AED) certification. The only acceptable alternative is current American Heart Association BLS/AED for Healthcare Providers certification.
Employees must have a current driver’s license with a clean driving record at time of hire and throughout employment.
Home visits comprise the major activity. Provides services by automobile throughout the Meriden-Wallingford Area. Frequent climbing up and down stairs of apartment buildings.
Signifcant Job Functions:
- Initiates and maintains regular and long term contact with parents primarily through home visits.
- Develops appropriate action plans with each family.
- Provides support and education that promote positive parent child interaction, along with child health and development.
- Complete home visit in time allotted and include program approved curriculum.
- Refers family to appropriate community resources for additional services the family may require.
- Participates in individual and group supervision, team meetings, planning program participant activities and ongoing training.
- Accepts new assignments as determined by the supervisor.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Immediately notifies supervisor of changes in schedule and of situation in which children or staff are at risk.
- Maintains records of client contacts and services, outreach activity, and other required information.
- Attends CTF meetings and trainings as required.
- Maintains compliance with CHC mandated annual trainings (Working Safely, EOC, Abuse, etc.).
- Limits interaction to role specific responsibilities including parent child interaction, child development and child health records.
- Maintains appropriate service provider/ client boundaries.
- Uses language and communication approach appropriate to home visitor paraprofessional role.
NOTE: This is a temporary position - assignment is grant funded and expected until October with potential to continue through end of November.