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Bilingual Pregnancy & Parenting Specialist (St. Edwards Church)

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/20/2020 7:08 PM)
Job ID
2020-4369
# of Openings
2
Category
Social Services/Direct Client Services
Min
USD $19.96/Yr.

Overview

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Pregnancy & Parenting Support (PrePS) is a multicultural program serving diverse families in the Seattle-King County area. PrePS promotes the health and well-being of women, children and families through case management, education and supportive services. We employ a holistic service delivery model to achieve healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes, and ensure a safe and nurturing home environment that facilitates healthy social and emotional development for each child.

 

Our free services include:

  • Case management
  • Prenatal and childbirth education
  • Parenting and life skills education
  • Weekly support group for women and parents
  • Financial assistance to help maintain stability
  • Resource referral
  • Material support (clothing, diapers, wipes, and other children’s items, as available)

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, and support to program participants to increase knowledge and skills within a home-based model. Families receive personalized assessment, parenting tools and community building activities that support their children’s well-being and social emotional development in the home and in their community so that Latinx children will enter kindergarten ready to learn.

 

This position will work with the De Colores program which is an initiative between Pregnancy and Parenting Support at Catholic Community Services and Centro Rendu at Society of St. Vincent de Paul. De Colores is a program funded by Best Start for Kids to serve Latinx families with children pregnancy to five who are living in South Seattle and South King County. This position will work collaboratively with Centro Rendu, Best Start for Kids, and leaders from the Latinx community.

 

This position is Part time, 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Recruit program participants.

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

 

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

  • Develop/gather/prepare curriculum and lesson plan on child birth, child development, parenting, women and child health. Utilize existing        materials, as appropriate.
  • Adjust curriculum and lesson plan, as needed to fit the needs of the audience.
  • Curriculum, lesson plans and materials should be approved by supervisor before implementation.
  • Identify appropriate education venue(s).
  • Conduct prenatal and parenting classes both group and one-on-one in client’s home.
  • Educate pregnant women using behavior-change techniques and models.
  • Demonstrate and model for the parent how to respond appropriately to the behavior of zero and five-year-old children.
  • Utilize books or toys at home visits to model to parents how to use materials to enhance, play, language, and all interactions for the purpose  of supporting positive child development and strong parent child relationships.


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

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

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

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


Keep professional knowledge and skills current:

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

 

Promote the CCS Mission Statement in the community:

  • Attends networking meetings and community fairs as requested by the program manager.
  • Liaise with other social service agencies to advocate for the program.
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-year work experience in social services, preferable with parenting or pregnancy support
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience working with the Latinx community
  • AA in Early Childhood Ed., BA in Social Work, Human Development, related field or equivalent experience
  • CPR/First Aid certificates.
  • TB test or willingness to obtain.
  • Willingness and ability to make sound judgment.
  • Ability to relate well to staff and clients from a diverse racial, ethnic and/or cultural background
  • Commitment to developing and safekeeping a workplace, which values and supports a culturally diverse work environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License and automobile insurance, and be able to comply with requirements of Employee Driving Policy.
  • Commitment to CCS Mission Statement.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in early childhood education or related field
  • Experience in child development and parenting curricula such as: Promoting First Relationships, or Nurturing Parenting Program.


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.

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

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