Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership has an immediate opening for a HEALTHY FAMILIES ADVOCATE for their Health Services Program. Work location is Pender Central Office with travel to serve clients within our 14 county area. Agency vehicles are provided. 40 hours per week M-F. Daily hours scheduled to meet the needs of clients. Hourly wage plus benefits. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus. Must meet Agency auto insurance standards.
The Healthy Families Advocate facilitates case management including health and parenting education to home visitation clients using the designated curriculum and other supplemental resources. To work toward the goal of reducing the incidence of child abuse, the Healthy Families Advocate will be working with pregnant women and parents of young children. Additionally, they will serve clients referred by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Child Welfare Adaptation and will meet the reporting and collaboration requirements of the CWA. Initiate and maintain regular contact with families primarily in their homes and establish trusting relationships. Provide prenatal and other health education, including bonding and attachment. Assist to strengthen parent-child relationships and enhance bonding. Assist parents to improve their skills to optimize the home environment for their child’s well-being and safety. Provide bilingual education information when necessary. Maintain relations with community agencies and organizations as necessary and provide media outreach, marketing, educational sessions and public speaking. Complete reporting requirements and assist with grants as required. Attend training sessions as required. This includes Healthy Families America Core Training and Growing Great Kids curriculum training. Responsible for assessments, surveys and assisting with the compilation of data and evaluation of activities as required. Maintain confidentiality of all participant/client information and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Preferably a Bachelor’s Degree in parent education, family support, human services, counseling, and knowledge of infant and child development, or similar. Prefer experience with outreach, case management and/or public health education. Experience in human services, home visits, or skills in early childhood development or early childhood mental health.
WAGE & BENEFITS:
The wage is $14.75 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance. Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.