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Title RN or LCSW Home Visitor
City Fort Bliss
State TX
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 Qualified candidates must have at least two (2) years of direct work experience in child abuse or domestic abuse, or maternal or child health or medical social work.

Must hold a current and active license as an LCSW, LMFT or RN.
Licensed Clinical Social Workers must possess a current, valid, unrestricted clinical license and a master’s degree in Social Work to practice social work independently.

Registered Nurses must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a current unrestricted license in one of the States or U.S. territories, and at least two (2) years of direct work experience with child abuse or domestic abuse, maternal or child health, public/community health, or mental health.

Must have home visitation experience.

Must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Must have working knowledge of basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel programs

Desired Qualifications:
Professionally-related experience working with military families.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills necessary to relate to families (parents and children) from varied backgrounds.
Strong organizational skills.
Facilitate individuals and small groups.

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 accurately record your daily timesheet per AFSC’s Timekeeping Policy

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.

Must be able to enter private homes that may or may not provide easy access for those with physical disabilities or those recovering from physical rehabilitation or post-recovery mobility.

Position requires ability to transport self from office locations to private homes, other offices and facilities where training and other program activities occur.

Physical requirements can typically be characterized as active: Lifting, bending, sitting on the floor, climbing may be required in the position. Requires lifting or moving various pieces of equipment, maximum 40 lbs. Position may require work on hands and knees to conduct program activities.

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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  • 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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