Fort Hood TX 76544 Fed7 Bldg 36000 Darnall Loop
Job DescriptionChild & Family Specialists 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.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.
General Job Information
TitleRN or LCSW Home Visitor
Job FamilyFederal Contracts Group
CountryUnited States of America
FLSA StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)
Recruiting Start Date3/16/2017
Date Requisition Created10/26/2018
EducationBachelors: Nursing (Required), Masters: Counseling (Required), Masters: Social Work (Required)
License and Certifications - RequiredLCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMFT - Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care Mgmt
License and Certifications - Preferred
Other Job 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to work with individuals and small groups.
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