Muscogee County Educator-MIECHV Home Visitor
Muscogee County Educator-MIECHV Home VisitorDepartment:
CAES Northwest District CESAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00PM; Occasional weekends and eveningsAdvertised Salary:
04/28/2021Open until filled:
09/30/2021Proposed Starting Date:
06/01/2021Location of Vacancy:
NW DistrictEEO Policy Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.Position Summary:
This Family Assessment Worker (FAW) position will be responsible for assessing new parents (prenatal and postnatal) for the risk of child abuse and neglect. The FAW will offer family home visitation services. Family Support Workers (FSW) provide emotional support, parenting education and guidance, and linkage to community resources through weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, and quarterly home visits with at-risk parents of newborns and children under age five years. Home-based service delivery helps to develop healthy family relationships and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect among families needing intensive services. FAW/FSW will work full-time (40 hours per week) and are directly responsible to the Healthy Families Program Manager.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
SPECIAL SKILLS: Positive parenting experience or prior experience in child abuse prevention, home-based services, parent education, nursing, child development and related areas helpful advantage.
2. Excellent communication skills.
•Develop a warm, supportive and trusting environment for families.
•Use active listening and model basic infant care giving skills and parenting techniques.
•Relate to families in crisis and be available by phone during regular business hours.
•Maintain accurate written logs on family contacts.
3. Accepting of differences.
•Be culturally sensitive.
•Recognize own values and their impact in child abuse prevention.
-Must be able to stand for long periods to effectively present program to attendees.
-Lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
-Able to speak effectively to audiences without amplification.
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
NoCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities:
1.Educate families in the community, Direct Service
•Provide emotional support and use active listening skills during visits
•Provide crisis counseling to families when appropriate
•Educate families about nurturing care giving skills and child/family development in order to develop quality parenting skills
•Foster positive parent/child interaction
•Refer families to appropriate community resources and services
•Help families to resolve their own problems
•Assist families in receiving proper, preventative medical care for themselves and their children
•Schedule at least weekly visits with each family
•Maintain a relationship with each family for the duration of their involvement with the Healthy Families Program.
•Maintain confidentiality and respect participating parents and children as individuals.
2.Supporting community, education, Indirect Service
•Establish a case plan with goals, objectives, and activities with supervisor.
•Attend Family Support Worker training sessions and others as indicated
•Attend weekly individual and monthly group supervisions
•Attend monthly in-services and trainings
•Assist in planning and implementing group activities for families.
•Notify supervisor of any concerns regarding child abuse reports, families missing visits, potential problems, safety issues and any other questions regarding the programPercentage of time:
•Complete all necessary documentation within the time frame indicated in the program policy
•Complete visits with families or transfer family to another visitor before terminating employment.
•Keep scheduled visits with families and let them know if you will be late or need to reschedule.
•Successfully complete all training for Family Assessment Workers.
•Utilize basic interviewing skills to conduct psychosocial needs interviews with families during their prenatal and/or perinatal period to further assess risk, compatibility for HFG home visiting, and guide services.
•Utilize information about the dynamics of child abuse and neglect when appropriate. Act as a mandated reporter when indicated.
•Refer family to Program Manager for assignment to family support worker.
•Advocate for families
•Communicate and cooperate effectively with administrators, grant manager, community partners, and professionals encountered in performing Assessment tasks.
•Maintain confidentiality and respect participants as individuals.
•Notify Supervisor and SOC Administrator of any concerns regarding child maltreatment, potential problems or safety issues and questions or difficulties with hospital staff, administration or community partners.
•Complete all necessary documentation within the time frame indicated by policy and grant requirements.
•Meet with potential Healthy Family parents as soon as possible after receiving referral
•Attend weekly and monthly staff meetings
•Assist in special projects, fundraisers and office duties as needed
•Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
•Act as mandated reporter