Train and consult with pregnant women to help them achieve adequate prenatal and post-natal care as well as encourage proper care of their infants.
Mentors pregnant women as well as helps them gain access to early prenatal care.
Establishes a trusting relationship with overburdened families by providing regular contact through home visits and phone calls.
Applies working knowledge of parent-child interaction, child development, and the dynamics of child abuse and neglect to teach positive parenting and non-violent child management techniques. Reduces family stress. Helps parents learn problem-solving and coping skills by using strength-based, solution-focused strategies and/or by referring them to appropriate community agencies.
Assists parents in making and attending appointments for doctors, social service agencies, etc.
Acts as a liaison between families and other community agencies. Understands the need to build these skills with parents to encourage self-reliance.
Establishes a family support plan with goals, objective and activities identified with parents.
Meets with supervisor on a weekly basis to evaluate status of families in caseload.
Has basic familiarity and knowledge of community resources and uses them to meet needs of families with supervisor direction.
Assist new mothers in accessing community resources such as WIC, social services, parenting classes, employment and school.
Monitor infant’s development through the first birthday.
Encourage compliance with well-baby check-ups and immunizations schedules.
Records home visit observations and activities in a complete, concise, and timely manner as required.
Clarifies and reinforces information from health care providers.
Performs development assessments.
Assists families with paperwork needed in applications for programs such as medical or financial assistance.
Transports families to and from doctor appointments, social services agencies, and program related events.
Attends regular staff meetings, team meetings, in-service training, and other meetings as required. (in and out the tidewater area)
Listens carefully and provides a source of social and emotional support.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school Diploma and at least two years' relevant experience. Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office and a valid drivers license with safe/reliable transportation required. Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus.