Healthy Families Home-visitor

POSITION: HOME VISITOR-Bilingual Full time
REPORTS TO: PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Healthy Families Harbor area, serving the towns of Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere,
and Winthrop.


Program Overview: The Healthy Families Home Visitor will provide support services, health and
parenting education, child development assessments, and referrals for first time parents, 23 years
or younger starting at pregnancy and continuing until the child is three years old. Home Visitors
will provide support services, health and parenting education, child development assessments,
and referrals for parents and their children. The Home Visitor will be supervised by the Healthy
Families Supervisor.


Responsibilities:
The Healthy Families Home Visitor will demonstrate excellent care and service through the
following responsibilities:


• Understanding, practicing, and promoting the Healthy Families mission, values, methods,
and model

• Accepting referrals from and outreach to new or transferred Healthy Families
participants


• Engaging and developing transformation and teaching relationships with pregnant and
parenting multicultural youth (mothers and fathers)


• Maintaining weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly home visit service level standards as
required by Healthy Families, including outreach, engagement, and re-engagement
activities


• Teaching parents about proper baby care, promote nurturing and attachment, practice
parenting skills, and ensure parents have a solid understanding of healthy child
development


• Counseling parents on achieving personal goals like returning to school or securing a job


• Completing timely evaluations, assessments, and referral forms to ensure accurate
delivery of services


• Implementing ASQ and ASQ/SE with children involved in the program


• Encouraging fathers/father figures, co-parents to participate in program activities
including parent groups and fathers’ groups.


• Tracking, recording, and maintaining patient data in the Participant Data System (PDS)
and implementing all appropriate evaluation tools as instructed.


• Developing and maintaining participant hard copy files with appropriate documentation
such as signed consent forms and other forms as necessary.


• Completing all mandatory HFM trainings and prerequisite internal trainings


• Working with other staff and/or agencies to ensure that participants access healthcare
and birth control information


• Providing on-going outreach and follow-up with participants and communicate with
collateral contacts as necessary and appropriate.


• Developing, implementing , participating in and attend meetings; facilitate classes,
activities, workshops, and special events as assigned to meet HF standards, including:
outreach, follow-up, planning, and preparation; including childcare support when
needed.


• Work with community partners including but not limited to Mass General Hospital, Local
Health Centers DCF, Public Schools, Juvenile Probation, DYS, Chelsea Court, and others as
appropriate to address, support and resolve issues with participants.


• Assist with emergencies and crisis intervention.


• Must maintain a flexible schedule including weekend availability


• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Home Visitors will have one of the two following educational qualifications:


1.) Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, preferably in health science, behavior science, or general
education courses in liberal arts, sciences, and the humanities, in areas such as addiction
or child protection. OR


2.) Graduation from high school with a minimum of five years’ experience providing services
to infants, children and families and ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of
community resources verifiable through reference check. An ability to establish trusting
relationships
3.) Capacity to think and act intentionally and strategically to help participants change their
behaviors. Capacity for creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention.

4.) Ability to work as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding
reflective listening, crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills.


Requirements for the position: Travel around the Harbor Area w/ personal vehicle required; valid
MA driver’s license, auto insurance registration and a safe driving record required; computer
literate; detail-oriented; experience working with diverse cultures; in addition, the ideal
candidate for this position will be a trustworthy decision-maker. Candidate will have a sense of
humor; feel passionate and committed to directly working with teen parents. Bilingual;
English/Spanish, or other languages strongly preferred.

Family and Children’s Service is an affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, creed, sex, age, sexual
orientation or disability.

Cover letters and Resumes may be sent:
Kate Walton or jobs@fcslynn.org
Human Resources
111 N Common St.
Lynn, MA 01902

LYNN OFFICE

111 North Common Street

Lynn, MA 01902 

(781) 598-5517 

AGENCY HOURS

Monday-Friday

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Except holidays

CHELSEA OFFICE

95 Fourth Street

Chelsea, MA 02150

(617) 409-9360

   

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