Provides in home parent education and support utilizing the Parents as Teachers curriculum to promote positive parenting; encourage and improve child health and development; and prevent and/or reduce child abuse and neglect. Assess for family strengths and needs and refer as needed. Enhance family functioning by: building trusting relationships; teaching problem-solving skills; improving the family’s support system; promoting positive parent-child interaction and relationships.
- Assists parents in learning about child development, positive parenting practices and parent-child interaction activities through home visitation services, utilizing the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
- Relates to families from a strength based model and establishes a trusting relationship with identified at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular contact and support of families in their homes.
- Establishes a Family Goal Plan with families, with goals/objectives related to needs of the identified child(ren), parent(s) and family with a set target date for completion and implements the case plan as a guide for service provision and updates when due.
- Effectively manages assigned caseload and related responsibilities, including assessments, goal-planning, parenting education provision, and keeping forms and assessments updated when due.
- Documents accurately all services provided in progress notes as well as other program required documentation and maintains well organized family files.
- Demonstrates the agency’s values of compassion, respect, adaptability and learning.
- Participates in agency Performance and Quality Improvement initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager, Family Support Services.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related human service field.
- Bilingual (Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently) is required.
- Prior experience working with prenatal women, infants, children, and their families with preference for home visitation experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication and listening skills.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to establish a trusting relationship with families.
- Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and a car for full-time business use and good driving record.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds to carry forms, parent-child activity materials, and basic need items to one’s car and to apartments that may be upstairs.
- Ability to sit on floor for extended period of time to perform activities as needed while on home visits.
- Ability to work with culturally diverse populations and in geographical areas that are identified as higher risk locations.