Provide case management to high risk individuals and families in the Healthy Start Project. Direct family support workers and/or home visitor social workers.
Examples of Duties:
Serve as a liaison between Healthy Start participants and a network of providers to ensure effective program coordination of early identification, appropriate interventions, continuity of care, and that delivery is made in a cost-effective manner. Serve as an advocate of children and family rights with the providers and other agencies.
Determine the participant's needs through a comprehensive appraisal process in order to develop a Plan of Care. Describe the services and resources required to meet the identified needs. Direct the activities of the family support worker in the implementation of the plan. Review priorities and goals of the plan and revise as needed.
Conduct interviews or arrange for assessment of parent/child interaction after baby's birth, at 6 months, 12 months, and annually thereafter. Direct family support worker to improve areas of deficiency in parent/child interaction.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of family support workers. Assist the nurse supervisor in the assignment of Healthy Start cases to family support workers. Ensure quality of care and services.
Conduct regular reviews and accurately maintain records and files. Ensure that staff comply with Healthy Families America regulations and guidelines. Implement Healthy Start quality assurance plan. Assist in compiling information and statistics for the project.
Perform related duties as required.
Current Virginia Registered Nurse license OR graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or related field. Masters degree in related field preferred. Some experience in maternal and child health, public health, social work, counseling or human services. Basic Life Support certification is preferred. Supervisory experience is required.
Knowledge of community resources is preferred. Ability to: work independently with little supervision while exercising good judgment; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish trusting relationships; accept individual differences; prepare reports; interact effectively with others; foster effective public relations and work with diverse groups. Must have a valid Virginia driver's license and an acceptable driving record according to the city's criteria. Must successfully complete a criminal and protective services background check.
Perform duties under the limited supervision of the Public Health nurse supervisor, who provides guidance and direction through periodic consultations and discussions. Requires initiative and ability to work independently. Extensive contact with the public. Requires local travel. May require working beyond a standard 40- hour work week to include evenings and weekends. This position is exempt.