Community Health Center

  • Family Support Provider - MIECHV Program - Full Time - Meriden

    Job Locations US-CT-Meriden
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/4/2018 1:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-5955
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Community Based Services
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network. National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.

    Responsibilities

    The Family Support Provider works directly with the families in the home. They may visit the families once a week, provide information to improve parenting skills and teach child development. They also help families’ access community resources.

     

    Experience with small children (under the age of 5) is a must along with ability to speak fluent Spanish.

     

    Please Note: this position is grant funded and requires a male candidate.

    • The Family Support Provider may be professionals, have bachelor’s degrees in social work, child development or related social science or human services field.
    • They must be knowledgeable about both community services and the experiences the families face.
    • Family Support Provider will be selected because of their personal characteristics and not solely on their education and employment.
    • Family Support Provider should demonstrate a strong ability to work with people at different ages and life stages, living in challenging circumstances and within diverse culture and encouraged to reside in the communities they serve.
    • this position requires Leadership skills and community involvement
    • credentialing training available

    ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conduct home visits with families enrolled in the program
    • Conduct outreach within the community to recruit families to participate in the program.
    • Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact with parents primarily through home visits.
    • Develop appropriate action plans with each family.
    • Provide support and education that promotes positive parent child interaction, along with child health and development.
    • Refer family to appropriate community resources for additional services the family may require.
    • Participate in individual and group supervision, team meetings, planning program participant activities and ongoing training.
    • Maintain records of client contacts and services, outreach activity, and other required information.
    • Limit 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

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree required in the areas of Early Childhood, Child Development, Nursing, Social or Human Services or other related fields.
    • Minimum of two years related experience.
    • Knowledge of community resources.
    • Experience working with bicultural communities/families preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license and access to use of automobile during work hours required.
    • Bi-lingual Spanish/English required.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
    • Ability to work independently in absence of supervisor.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills including English writing skills.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Ability to climb up to 3 flights of stairs,
    • Engage in activities on floor for up to 30 minutes
    • Be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

    Qualifications

    Languages
    SPANISH

    Education
    Bachelors

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