Responsible for learning, training and training trainers on evidence-based interventions addressing multiple areas of child wellness with fidelity. The Evidence-Based Intervention Specialist (EBIS) works with parents, community organizations, schools, service providers and others to implement selected evidence-based interventions to meet Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) goals. The EBIS is responsible for maintaining data for evaluation of interventions and making reports to project leadership. The EBIS researches new evidence-based interventions and evidence that guides decisions for appropriate interventions. The EBIS makes reports to the Young Child Wellness Expert and other project leadership. Intervention decisions are made by the Young Child Wellness Expert and other project leadership with significant input from the EBIS and other stakeholders.
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Attends trainings in order to screen and assess children and parents/caregivers using evidence-based interventions in a variety of settings and trains others in these methods. Ensures that training, screenings and assessments are delivered with fidelity to the model and within the scope of practice. Makes referrals for services to appropriate service providers after analyzing the needs of the child and parents/caregivers. Delivers community presentations to audiences on evidence-based interventions and their effectiveness. Provides in-home parent skill-building training to parents/caregivers and small group meetings for parents/caregivers to address parenting concerns and issues. Provides seminars on parenting skills and family strengthening to the community. Completes pre- and post- testing, as required, with participants and progress notes for families. Participates in all evaluation activities required by project leadership and provides reports (monthly, weekly, quarterly, etc.) as required. Provides consultation services with families and communities to ascertain specific community/family needs and locates resources to meet those needs. Makes visits to schools, child care facilities, preschools, and other settings, as requested, to provide services such as family strengthening and parent skills seminars, assessments and screenings. Seeks opportunities to deliver evidence-based interventions and provides in-services regarding children’s mental health and family wellness to address cross-training needs to the community and staff. Reviews research related to evidence-based interventions being used by the program or which could be considered for use by the program for effectiveness and suitability and attends on-going training to keep skills and knowledge current. Researches new interventions based on the findings of community environmental scans, needs assessments and strategic plans and makes recommendations for training and new evidence-based interventions for use by the project and project leadership. Collaborates with other Cherokee Nation programs to ensure compatibility of various curricula and elimination of gaps or overlaps. Participates in team meetings and Behavioral Health events, such as Day of Champions, Cherokee National Holiday, etc. Complies with the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and models publically those behaviors which are described in the evidence-based interventions. Maintains verifiable records at an institution or facility that has a published records retention policy that is equal to or exceeds the retention required by federal, tribal and/or state regulations. Maintains the confidentiality of any information received from any person or source about a client, unless authorized in writing by the client or required by law or court order. Obtains written consent from the joint-custodial parents, custodial parent, legal guardian or from the legal custodian appointed by the Court before conducting interviews of minor children. Complies with the applicable state, federal and tribal regulations in regard to the security, safety and confidentiality of any behavioral health services record they create, maintain, transfer, or destroy, whether the record is written, taped, computerized, or stored in any other medium. Provides the client a copy of the client's record in accordance with state, federal and tribal laws. Claims or implies only the professional credentials possessed and shall be responsible for correcting any know misrepresentations of credentials by others. Does not represent themselves as specialist in any aspect of behavioral health services, unless so designated by the Oklahoma State Board of Health. Other duties may be assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university in Social Work, Child and Family Sciences, Child Development, Psychology, Community Health Education (not exercise or kinesiology), Public Health and Elementary Education; no substitutions.
At least six months experience in a related field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Project Management software and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Must possess and maintain certification and training for any assessment that requires it to be administered and interpreted. Must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within six months of employment and maintain throughout employment. Must obtain any certifications required during the course of employment.
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.
Cherokee Nation - 19 months ago