Case Manager -Healthy Start & Empowerment
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|Location:||Des Moines: To-Be-Determined|
|Job Type:||Full-Time (40hrs/wk)|
|Reports To:||Team Leader or Coordinator, Case Management|
|Department:||Healthy Start Disparities|
|Job Purpose:||Two (2) positions available working either full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time (30-39 hours/week)
Provide comprehensive case management services (including family support, health education, and child development services) to pregnant women, interconceptional women, and/or infants/toddlers/children through five years of age and their families as part of the Healthy Start & Empowerment Projects. Provide information, health education, support, resources and referrals to participants to address family needs; parenting and self-advocacy skills; optimize perinatal and child health; promote child growth and development; and help families to progress toward identified goals.
|Qualifications:||1. Education: BachelorÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Degree in Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, Child and Family Studies or Psychology required.
2. Experience: Minimum of two years experience working in family support and/or maternal/child health programs.
3. Preference: Experience with home visiting.
4. Preference: Fluent written and verbal bi-lingual communication skills in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, or Burmese.
5. Ability to accept and work with diverse populations.
6. Ability to complete an assessment, care plan and tracking forms.
7. Good written and oral communication skills.
8. Ability to physically carry out various aspects of providing services in the participant/clientÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s home in a variety of environments over which there is very limited control.
9. Good working knowledge of community resources and accessing these resources.
10. Complies with accepted professional standards and practice.
11. Valid Iowa DriverÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s License and insurance coverage as required by Visiting Nurse Services and State of Iowa Regulations, January 2012.
12 Ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
13. Ability to work with the management information system and complete data entry.
14. Ability to adhere to mandatory abuse reporter, confidentiality and ethical guidelines.
|Responsibilities:||1. Work with a caseload of pregnant and interconceptional women, and infants/toddlers/children through five years of age and their families as part of a project effort to reduce the infant mortality and low birth weight rates as well as ethnic/racial disparities in perinatal outcomes in the Healthy Start/Empowerment Project Areas.
2. Plan, prepare and conduct regular home visits with participants/families engaged in the Healthy Start/Empowerment Projects.
3. Facilitate the identification of family goals and strategies to achieve identified goals as desired by families with appropriate referrals and connections to community resources.
4. Provide care coordination with each family, assisting with access to community resources.
5. Respond appropriately using crisis intervention and problem solving techniques with families as needed.
6. Conduct child development, depression, and health screenings; make appropriate referrals; and collaborate with community agencies/resources as appropriate.
7. Utilize prenatal, child development and parent education curricula with families during home visits.
8. Assist participants in establishing and maintaining medical/dental homes to obtain perinatal care; and comprehensive health care particularly for infants and/or toddlers.
9. Provide information, advocacy, support and access to resources for breastfeeding.
10. Maintain accurate and timely documentation of records, including participant evaluations.
11. Attend monthly case management task force meetings.
12. Participate in team meetings, supervision, case consultation, staffing, and training as required by Healthy Start and Empowerment Projects.
13. Manage time, organization, and scheduling to meet client needs as well as other job duties and responsibilities.
14. Use a family-centered; culturally sensitive approach to provide support and assistance to families.
15. Utilize language interpretation/translation services and obtain pertinent information according to the culture and primary language of each pregnant or interconceptional woman, infant or toddler and their family as appropriate.
16. Connect families to a wide-range of community resources and services responsive to the needs of families with pregnant women and/or young children.
17. Engage in on-going personal professional development and training.
18. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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