Lincoln CountyNewport 97365
Full Time
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Home Visitor 1

Lincoln County
Full Time 36 SW Nye St, Newport, OR 97365, United States
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Overview

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Perform a wide variety of paraprofessional public health duties, including assisting in the identification of client needs through screening, assessment, interviewing and observation.

Your job also involves . . .
Planning and providing education for clients as well as developing and implementing individual client care plans.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

Participate in developing and implementing client care plans, contacts, and home visits.

  • Work with supervisor to assure appropriate client services.
  • Administer client screening, assessment, and evaluation tools in accordance with established procedures.
  • Perform accurate physical and developmental measurements in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provide current information and referrals as indicated.
  • Set up schedules, tracks clients who are often difficult to find and performs visits on a drop-in basis if needed.
  • Maintain required caseload based on client’s level of intensity.
  • Provide referrals to other agencies, including health care, drug and alcohol treatment and support, counseling/mental health services, domestic violence help and basic needs providers

Document all client contacts and home visits.

  • Collect data for evaluation purposes in accordance with established procedures.

Provide a combination of intensive Home Visiting and Group services to children and families.

  • Provide ongoing case management to at risk families. 
  • Conduct family-centered and strength-based activities, directed at establishing a trusting relationship with the parent(s), and include identifying strengths, needs and using integrated strategies to support change and increasing protective factors.
  • Complete training in the Parents as Teachers curriculum and utilize the curriculum to support families. 

Other Functions:

  • Interact and convene with community partners and resources as necessary to assure population needs are being met.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, trainings, and activities to further the health of the community.
Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma / GED

Minimum Experience Level

One year

Specifics: working with diverse populations.

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: within 30 days of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications

AA degree or bachelor’s degree. Experience working with or providing services to children and families. An Infant Mental Health Endorsement Level I or II. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population.

Knowledge of:

  • Infant and child development preferably in public health, mental health or alcohol or drug treatment settings.
  • Basic HHS programs and community resources.
  • Key components of cultural competency and awareness of differences, attitudes and beliefs that would allow one to work across cultures effectively and appropriately.
  • Social determinants of health and related disparities.
  • Health issues, conditions and cultural practices of communities served.
  • Behavioral health issues and their connection to physical health.

Skill or ability to:

  • Anticipate, assess, and respond to the needs of diverse clients and the public. 
  • Accomplish a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Performs basic arithmetic (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and uses basic numerical concepts (e.g., whole numbers, percentages) to complete job tasks. Makes reasonable estimates of arithmetic results without a calculator.
  • Engage in reflective supervision.
  • Meet and maintain requirements for Parents as Teachers affiliate programs.
  • Work independently. 
  • Maintain accurate and complete records. Including, electronic medical record documentation and OHA required data entry.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.   
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