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Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, the Nurturing Connections Coordinator screens first and second time parents for eligibility to be enrolled in the Nurturing Families Network Parent Support Program - a child abuse and neglect prevention program throughout the State. The Nurturing Connections Coordinator is expected to travel to both York Street and Saint Raphael's campus maternity units, prenatal clinics and pediatric service areas. In addition the Nurturing Connections Coordinator responds to referrals from community providers. The Nurturing Connections Coordinators at YNHH screen families that come to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic and refer families to the appropriate NFN sites that serve their home town. The Nurturing Connections Coordinator screens for the 7 New Haven area NFN sites.



  • 1. Social Work Parenting Support Worker Practice 1.1 Demonstrates the ability to engage in a positive and appropriate relationship with patients/families 1.2 Provides parenting support services to individual, couples, family and/or groups 1.3 Provide information, consultation and professional support to the interdisciplinary team members and colleagues within the department to identify and intervene with at risk families. 1.4 Provide education of staff related to an individual/family's psychosocial needs 1.5 Demonstrate initiative in developing services, programs and/or groups which respond to patient care demands 1.6 Participate in practice based continuous quality improvement 1.7 Maintain an up-to-date, accurate and appropriate record of parenting support activities in patient's medical chart which does not violate confidentiality 1.8 All patient care responsibilities will be performed consistent with age-specific criteria 1.9 Collaborate with other agencies and providers
  • 2. Professional Development 2.1 Maintain and enhance knowledge of growth and development of the Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric populations through educational opportunities and meet expectations set forth by Hospital and departmental standards. 2.2 Pursue additional opportunities for obtaining continuing education set forth by Hospital and departmental standards 2.3 Involved in strengthening the community through community activities
  • 3. Accountability 3.1 Accountable for following hospital/departmental policy and procedures, NASW code of ethics and any other Hospital governmental and/or regulatory policies, rules or regulations.




Bachelor's Degree in a related field




Position requires a Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years experience in working with families at risk. Skills and knowledge about community and hospital settings and providers, engaging prenatal and postpartum mothers and fathers preferred. Bilingual preferred.




Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible in many clinical settings including fast paced ambulatory care setting. Comfortable working in a hospital setting and the community. Computer experience for documentation of interventions with the ability to create and maintain databases and research paperwork.. .




Must have a reliable vehicle for daily use during business hours and maintain personal automotive insurance; current driver's license from the state of CT.


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