The Home Visitor is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular contact/support with families enrolled in our Home Visiting programs. This activity will occur primarily in the family's home and each visit should last at least an hour. The interventions used should be family centered and strength based and directed at establishing a trusting relationship; assisting in strengthening the parent-child relationship; assisting parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment; improving the family support system; and increasing the family's ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocate for themselves and their children. The Home Visitor will also be responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishment of those goals, as well as the assessment of the normal growth and development.
Bachelor's degree preferred. One year experience working in community programs with families of diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background. Experience working with or providing services to children and families.
Bilingual in Spanish/English highly preferred.
Requires a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, personal auto liability insurance coverage and the ability to be insured by the CHHS auto insurance carrier. Must use personal vehicle to transport children, complete in-house car seat transporter training within one month of hire and re-train biannually thereafter to maintain.
Committed to work toward improving one's own cultural competence, i.e. valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one's own skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn. Accepting of individual differences. Demonstrated knowledge of psychosocial, economic and cultural determinants of healthy growth and development. Working knowledge of current trends and developments in the prevention and family support field. Knowledge of the ecological theories and family support principles. Ability to establish trusting relationships and work with families and children who are dealing with safety issues and other related problems. Excellent judgment skills. Learns quickly when facing new problems and makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis. Ability to make sound judgments, to use supervision effectively and to take independent action if needed to ensure child safety. Is cool under pressure and can effectively cope with change. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from diverse individuals, community groups and the general public. Relates well to all kinds of people and is approachable. Commands attention and can manage group process during presentations and family meetings. Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written communication, including the ability to write factual progress notes, effectively present information in individual and group settings with a variety of audiences. Strong computer skills.