POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the implementation of home visiting services for parents/families (prenatal through age 3 years) following a designated curriculum to enrich attachment between parent and child.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Conduct home visits to meet the needs of families. Home visits to be scheduled at times convenient for the family.
2. Conduct evaluations and assessments as outlined in CYFD Home Visiting Standards.
3. Connect families to resources and information about local and state early childhood programs and services.
4. Coordinate with other community providers as appropriate.
5. Follow program curriculum, Partners for Healthy Baby
6. Maintain family case records in the database: Ensures that all notes, assessment data, and other data base entries are accurate and up-to-date and entered within 2 working days of the home visit, and provide timely and accurate reports
7. Maintain database as described in CYFD Home Visiting Standards.
8. Participate in file reviews and self audits to ensure ongoing compliance with federal/state mandates.
a. Maintain compliance as identified by the NM Children Youth and Families Department Home Visiting Program.
b. Participation in Trainings as identified by the CYFD Home Visiting Program
c. Implementation of quality practices that adhere to state and federal mandates.
9. Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within the community stakeholders and early childhood providers.
10. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.
11. Maintain professionalism for clients, families, team and community. Must maintain professional boundaries in accordance with best practices.
12. Must maintain current CPR, First Aid, and other trainings/certifications as required.
13. Must be comfortable with providing home visiting services in the child’s home.
14. Must Adhere to all contractual obligations.
OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Attend agency staff meetings
• Attend program staff meetings
• Participate in community outreach efforts.
• Attend quarterly home-visiting trainings/meetings
• Perform all other duties as assigned by Director of Early Childhood Services
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Marriage and Family Counseling, Infant Family Studies, or in a related field
• Infant Mental Health Endorsement or ability to achieve endorsement within 2 years
• Minimum of 2-year experience in early childhood education, human services, or related field. Preferred experience working in early childhood education, parent education, or provider support.
• Experience working with prenatal women and/or families of young children ages 0-3 years.
• Experience working with children and families within their home setting.
• Experience working with a web-based data system
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral communication skills.
• Maintain professionalism for families and community providers. Must maintain professional boundaries in accordance with best practices.
• Must be creative and flexible to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities. Aptitude to handle multiple changing priorities.
• Strong organizational skills, including time management.
• Requires current knowledge of principles and practices of early childhood development, parent-child attachment, infant mental health
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to work positively with diverse populations
• Must be able to handle assignment subject to stringent deadlines
• Ability to operate a variety of computer