PAT HOME VISITOR-Parents As Teachers-Bilingual
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Works directly with families and their children. Visit families in their homes, at least one time each week, to provide information and education using the PAT and other approved curricula to improve parenting skills and teach the parent(s) anticipatory guidance, age-appropriate child development, and how to advocate and access community resources and needed services. The home visitor works closely and collaboratively with the families to develop a strength-based "Action Plan" to address areas identified as challenges, maintains collaborative relationships with primary care providers and community services, and maintains accurate records of all client contacts and records.
"Come Grow With Us"
- 1. Maintains a case-load of 15-25 families with scheduled home visits which progress from weekly to monthly as per program and agency guidelines.
- 2. Provides home visits to assigned families who have beenidentified as needing services, including but not limited to parenting and child development education, advocacy and support, and assistance with obtaining community resources.
- 3. Utilizes recognized PAT and other curricula to improve parenting skills and increase parents understanding of normal child growth and development.
- 4. Develops strengh-based service plans in partnership with the parents to address areas identified as challenges or goals.
- 5. Assist and model for the parents how to seek and obtain outside resources.
- 6. Maintains collaborative relationships with other services and providers.
- 7. Actively participates in weekly supervision and scheduled case conferences.
- 8. Immediately notifies supervisory staff of situations in which children may be a risk or in danger.
- 9. Maintains accurate records of all client and collateral contacts including service hours, number of home and office visits, contact with collaterla agencies per program requirements.
- 10. Complete all required client contact, home visit documentation, and all additional required paperwork per agency and program standards and requirements.
- 11. Maintains confidentiality of client information and records at all times.
- 12. Attends and actively participates in program and Bridgeport Hospital meetings and functions.
- 13. Promotes Bridgeport Hospital's services, programs, image and philosophy.
- 14. Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director.
Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood or Child Development.
Minimum of two years experience working with young children and families, birth to six. Experience working in the home and community. Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.
Must have a valid CT drivers license.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel). Ability and willingness to work with families of all races and socio-economic backgrounds with cultural competence and sensitivity. Bi-lingual language skills preferred. Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive to home visits and to attend collaborative meetings and required trainings within CT. Must have adequate automobile liability insurance and may have to use own vehicle for client transport, if necessary. Must be able to work with clients in a variety of settings and make home visits. May require evening and weekend hours ot meet the needs of the clients. After-hours availability by agency issued cell phone for client emergencies.
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