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  • Pregnancy and Parenting Specialist

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/29/2018 5:59 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2983
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Social Services/Direct Client Services
    Min
    USD $18.37/Hr.
  • Overview

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    Pregnancy & Parenting Support program serves pregnant women and caregivers of children 0-5 years of age. This position provides prenatal, parenting and life skills education, case management and support to program participants to increase knowledge and skills so that the health and social well-being of children 0-5 years old are impacted.

     

    This is a full time, 37.5 hour per week, position and includes benefits and generous paid time off. Starting pay is $18.37-$20.44/hour DOE.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

     

    Recruit program participants.

    1. Utilize appropriate and useful methods of recruiting clients into the program.
    2. Coordinate outreach efforts with program team.

    Provide intake services, collecting necessary information and making appropriate referrals.

    1. Assess parenting needs and issues and determine appropriate services for the client.
    2. As needed, refer clients to appropriate services.

    Provide prenatal, parenting and other life skills education to clients.

    1. Develop/gather/prepare curriculum and lesson plan on child birth, child development, parenting, women and child health. Utilize existing materials, as appropriate.
    2. Adjust curriculum and lesson plan, as needed to fit the needs of the audience.
    3. Curriculum, lesson plans and materials should be approved by supervisor before implementation.
    4. Identify appropriate education venue(s).
    5. Conduct prenatal and parenting classes both group and one-on-one either in office or client’s home.
    6. Educate pregnant women using behavior-change techniques and models.
    7. Demonstrate or model appropriate life skills.

    Provide case management to: pregnant women, parenting women, their significant others and family members.

    1. Conduct individual and/or family case management sessions where most appropriate and meaningful to clients whether in the CCS office or in their home.
    2. Develop and implement service goals addressing short-term crisis issues and on-going long-term goals.
    3. Work in collaboration with other service providers to develop treatment plan for the client that meets the needs during pregnancy and into the child’s first two years of life.
    4. Maintain up-to-date list of referral resources and coordinate immediate and long-term assistance to women in the program and their family.
    5. Advocate for clients so they can achieve the goals stated in the treatment plan.
    6. Provide timely and accurate completion of all records.
    7. Monitor treatment and service plans and document definable outcomes.
    8. Participate in Quality Assurance reviews as established within the program.

    Maintain professional records appropriate for the provision of education and program monitoring.

    1. Ensure that all activities are documented to comply with program and donor requirements including accurate completion of all records pertaining to life skills education.
    2. Ensure that assigned program initiative(s) are implemented, monitored and evaluated, particularly changes in participants’ knowledge and behaviors.
    3. Enter all client information into IRIS and maintains client files according to QI standards.
    4. Keep statistical records of contact with all individuals and requesting services from the program.
    5. Maintain all CCS required paperwork on all clients served.

    Develop and maintain working relationships with other agencies including DSHS, health providers, social service providers, parishes, schools, groups, etc to further enhance our services and referrals and to maintain visibility in the community. Employee accomplishes this responsibility by completing the following tasks:

    1. Build relationships with other agencies and community organizations through referrals and networking.
    2. Speak about the program in networking meetings or gatherings.

    Participate in supervision, consultation, department meetings and in-service training.

    1. Meet individually with supervisor for supervision on a regular basis.

    Keep professional knowledge and skills current:

    1. With supervisor, identify training needs.
    2. Undergo training to enhance knowledge and skills needed to do the job better. 

    Promote the CCS Mission Statement in the community:

    1. Attends networking meetings and community fairs as requested by the program manager.
    2. Liaise with other social service agencies to advocate for the program.
    3. Available to educate and advocate in the community (community fairs and events).

    Treat clients in a culturally sensitive manner, assuring that Catholic Community Services’ commitment to diversity and cultural competency is maintained.

    Qualifications

    JOB CONDITIONS:

    This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance. Working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, and interactions with mentally ill, intoxicated or angry persons.

     

    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS:

    The 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.

    1. Able to hear telephone rings, phone and face-to-face conversation, and emergency alarms.
    2. Able to speak clearly in person and on the telephone.
    3. Able to hand write legibly.
    4. Able to read normal size print and handwritten notes.
    5. Able to sit for sustained periods of time.
    6. Mobility/dexterity of hands/arms to enable keying into locked areas as well as using a computer and other office equipment.
    7. Able to make independent decisions and apply sound judgment in performing job duties.
    8. Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. BA in Social Work, Psychology, Human Development or related field; or equivalent experience.
    2. 2 year work experience in social services, preferable with parenting or pregnancy support
    3. CPR/First Aid certificates.
    4. TB test or willingness to obtain.
    5. Willingness and ability to make sound judgment.
    6. Ability to relate well to staff and clients from a diverse racial, ethnic and/or cultural background
    7. Commitment to developing and safekeeping a workplace, which values and supports a culturally diverse work environment.
    8. Commitment to CCS Mission Statement.
    9. Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License and automobile insurance, and be able to comply with requirements of Employee Driving Policy.

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Bilingual in a language spoken by a significant portion of PrePS clientele (i.e. Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya and Somali).
    2. MSW or related field
    3. Experience in child development and parenting curricula such as: Promoting First Relationships, or Nurturing Parenting Program.

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