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Title New Parent Support Home Visitor
City Bremerton
State WA
Description Child & Family Specialists/Home Visitors provide support to all eligible Families with expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age. This program seeks to support young military Families which directly contribute to military mission readiness, support Family members’ adaptation to military life, enhance the knowledge and skills for healthy relationships that can provide safe, nurturing environments for children to prevent family violence.

The Specialist will provide activities and services including information and referrals, parenting programs, respite care for children, and supervised play time for children. Families with children prenatal to 3 years old who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence can benefit from additional, more-intensive support from these services.

Qualified candidates are supportive and caring LCSWs and RNs who have extensive experience working with Families and young children and are sensitive to the unique challenges faced by military Families. You will provide comprehensive services to support high-quality parenting in Families with expecting parents and children from birth to age three. You'll play a critical role in safeguarding early childhood experiences and fostering family resilience. The program provides regular opportunities to receive information and support including parenting classes and seminars, infant first-aid classes, play-groups and assistance with referrals to community services. Intensive home visitation services are also provided for Families that show risk factors for potential maltreatment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Providing effective, timely and confidential services for Families who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence.
Protect the privacy and confidentiality of client information.
Identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse.
Assessing developmental milestones and referral procedures for indicators of special needs or developmental delays.
Assessing and strengthening adaptation to parenthood.
Assessing and strengthening parental capacity for problem-solving, building and sustaining trusting relationships, and seeking help when necessary.
Promoting developmentally appropriate parenting skills and disciplinary techniques, and parent and child communication skills.
Facilitating informal and formal community networks to build positive relationships and reduce social isolation.
Developing relationships with local community and military installation officials and organizations that can maximize program effectiveness.
Utilizing community-based services and formal and informal community networks to provide concrete support for families who may be in crisis.
Utilizing methods for screening for, assessing, and addressing protective and risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect using a strengths-based Family centered developmental approach.
Keeping tracking system up to date with case status.
Participate in monthly conference calls and annual training events.

Requirements Requirements:

•Minimum 3 years of experience in social work, maternal/child health, child development, and/or public health
•Nurses required to maintain current state licensure or certification
•Must be a US citizen based on Government requirements on this program
An active Tier 3 Investigation or higher is preferred.

Education:

•Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, OR
•Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Office Demands:

Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays
Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business
Working under time pressure
Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines
Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.
Physical requirements can typically be characterized as sedentary: work involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Major Job activities and mental requirements:

Multiple concurrent tasks
Ability to perform under stress
Reading and comprehension
Writing
Problem solving
Confidentiality
Customer contact

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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