Nurse Home Visitor
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice, case management and care coordination, adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of Any Baby Can. The NHV provides home visits to women eligible for the NFP Programs (low-income, first-time mothers and their families, from early pregnancy up to 2 years of age), adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation, and carries a case load of 25 clients. Nurse home visitors report to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.
This position is required to attend education sessions in Denver, CO to learn the NFP model and guidelines.
• Completes all required NFP education including Dyadic Assessment of Naturalistic Caregiver-Child Experiences (DANCE) training.
• Develops therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.
• Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines and maintains appropriate, thorough, timely, and compliant documentation on visits into an electronic data base.
• Follows nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
• Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
• Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes; provide education, support and referral resources in attaining goals; evaluate clients’ progress and plan home visits in accordance with clients’ goals and NFP outcomes.
• Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
• Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
• Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
• Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
• Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.
• Schedules joint home visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months.
• Attends and participate in bi-weekly case conferences and team meetings.
• Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP performance management system.
• Participates in review and analysis of reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
• Participates in quality improvement efforts.
• Maintains confidentiality.
• Documents appropriately into an electronic data base.
• Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
• Perform outreach activities to community agencies in order to facilitate alliances for program promotion and to improve program objectives.
• Develop and maintain community relationships to support client referrals and link clients with community resources that are relevant to their specific needs.
• Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them.
• Motivated to utilize computer for distance learning.
• Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services.
• Establishes and records progress toward annual goals.
• BSN required.
• Current Texas RN license (in good standing) required.
• Current CPR required.
• Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing required.
• Home visiting experience preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Language skills in English and Spanish preferred.
• Able to work independently and manage client visit schedule to meet program visit requirements.
• Possess strong organizational skills.
• Basic computer skills and basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
• Must have a good driving record, Valid Texas driver’s license and insured automobile required.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings.
• Able to travel by air to Denver, CO for all face-to-face education session(s).
Early Intervention Specialist/Case Manager
The Early Intervention Specialist/Case Manager will help clients gain access to needed developmental, medical, social, educational, and other services. The EIS/CM will provide services to assist and enable a child eligible and the child’s family to receive the rights, procedural safeguards, and services that are authorized to be provided under the State’s early intervention program. The EIS/CM will work with families on their understanding of IDEA – Part B and C. The EIS/CM is responsible for ongoing assessments and Complete Reviews of the Individualized Family Service Plan of children enrolled to the ECI program. They are a resource to families for decision-making and meeting family needs, the point of contact between family and Service Providers.
• Assist families in accessing and receiving the services, resources, and supports that they need to support their child’s development.
• Manage a minimum of 40 cases.
• Coordinate services both from their own program/agency and from other agencies in the community, ECI Service Coordinators ensure services aren’t duplicated.
• Service Coordinator will serve as the single point of contact for the family, but gathers information from other members of the child’s interdisciplinary team, agency and local community resources, and the larger community.
• Completes reports in Apricot and all necessary documentation on a daily basis. Turn in paperwork with 48 hrs of completion.
• Maintain complete and up-to-date case files for all children in the caseload.
• Review cases with supervisor in regular basis.
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
• Facilitates the planning and development of Complete IFSP Reviews for children enrolled and their families.
• Monitor provision of services to ensure timely delivery of services.
• Promotes and incorporate parent’s involvement in order to encourage follow-through and integration of the developmental skills on all aspects of the child’s daily routine.
• Coordinate and participates ongoing assessment and other services to assigned children as necessary.
• Coordinate Annual Comprehensive Assessment to children enrolled to determine continuing eligibility.
• Coordinate discipline evaluations such as speech, occupational, physical, and behavior as necessary for enrolled children.
• Provide an overview of transition concepts and activities for enrolled children and their families when child turn 27 months old.
• Discuss procedures to prepare the child for a change in service delivery, including steps to help the child adjust to, and function in, a new setting, and to exit from ECI.
• Coordinate Transition Conference no later than 120 days before the child’s 3rd birthday.
• Bachelor’s degree in child development, adaptive physical education, communication disorders, elementary education, psychology, health or any other degree approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission/Early Childhood Intervention Services.
• Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work both independently and as a part of a team.
• Demonstrate good communication and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct activities, maintain accurate records and meet deadlines.
• Willing to commit at least two years at Any Baby Can Child and Family Resource Center ECI program.
• Ability to work flexible hours.
• Have prior history of good health and employment attendance.
• Has reliable car, car insurance, current valid Texas Driver’s License and good driving record.
Home Parent Educator
To provide case management, parenting education and child development services to low-income families with children, birth to 5 years, having mild developmental delays or who are at-risk for developing delays. Many clients may also be at risk for child abuse/neglect due to psycho-social risk factors.
- Provide Home-Based educational visits using the Parents as Teachers curriculum.
- Provide 48-60 face-to-face visits per month in fidelity with Parents as Teachers model
- Provide case management in the home, in the school, and at other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with parents and their children on their caseload.
- Develop and update service plans for each client and provide appropriate referrals.
- Use the service plans and assessments as the basis for all case management and educational activities with the parents and children
- Maintain a maximum caseload as required to meet the needs of the program.
- Support the planning and implementation of structured parent-child group events
- Remain current on new findings in child-development research and complete trainings to acquire and maintain certifications required for the position
- Keep accurate files, meet data entry deadlines and provide timely and accurate reports
- Work with families and other community service providers to accomplish appropriate transitions for children who are ready for other programs or who age out of HFS
- Recruit families with young children to the program
Program Support and Collaboration
- Assist in quality assurance procedures and activities
- Collaborate with members of other agencies in the area and advocate to ensure that eligible families are receiving requested services
- Attend and participate in all scheduled staff and collaboration meetings, prepared to report on new families and their individual situations
- Complete computer based information on each client.
- Complete all paperwork within program timelines.
- Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood development, education, public health or related field and a minimum of 2 years professional experience, social work preferred
- Language skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written modalities, preferred
- Parents As Teachers’ Educator certification will be required; may be acquired upon hire
- Experience and proven ability to work with low-income and culturally diverse families having multiple needs and limited resources; experience with home visits, strongly preferred
- Demonstrated ability to develop program plans and work independently as well as contribute as an active and collaborative team member
- Proven ability to maintain detailed and accurate program records, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and handle crisis situations.
- Strong computer proficiency with all MS Office suite products, especially MS Word and Excel, along with a familiarity of database applications.
- Must have good driving record, valid Texas Driver’s license, and current auto insurance.