The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Part-Time Social Service Specialist I - Family Support Specialist-Community Health Worker

    Job Location US-NJ-Toms River
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/25/2018 9:23 AM)
  • Overview

    The Part-Time Social Service Speialist will utilize a veriety of methods, activities and strategies to increase knowledge and awareness, aim at facilitating health behavior change, improve prenatal outcomes and reduce infant mortality. 

     

    Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license; as travel in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties is required.

    Flexible hours required; at least 2 evenings per week in a 6 week cyclic

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Advocate for/with families, as needed.
    • Utilize a variety of methods, activities and strategies to increase knowledge and awareness, aim at facilitating health behavior change, improve prenatal outcomes and reduce infant mortality. Topics to included but not limited to, risk reduction, infant health promotion, pregnancy and parenting, inter-conception care and other health prevention promotions.
    • All women identified through outreach will be referred to Central Referral Intake utilizing PRA or Community Referral standardized form.
    • Expand door to door outreach services to all women of childbearing age and their families that will actively reach out into the project areas to recruit and retain prenatal and inter-conception client and their families in comprehensive systems of care.
    • Assist in the planning of activities that serve to recruit families who could benefit from these services
    • Assist with data collection.
    • Attend ongoing training sessions and meetings.
    • Be prepared to work a flexible schedule with a minimum of one evening weekly and one weekend per month.
    • Compile, analyze, and publish relevant county wide resource materials for families, with emphasis in the coastal areas within the county.
    • Conduct outreach activities and participate in community education events
    • Coordinate and collaborate with human service agencies to provide services to families
    • Develop and facilitate educational and supportive groups for caregivers, families and children on or off site.
    • Maintain participant’s file and all records relevant to services provided under this grant
    • Make referrals to appropriate agencies for resources and supportive services
    • Send FSC satisfaction surveys to all parents who have received services

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education:   Minimum requirement of 60 semester college credits

                          Bachelor’s Degree preferred

                                                

    Work Experience Requirement: Minimum of two years’ experience working with diverse and at risk population in an urban setting.  Experience working in the area of women’s health a plus.

     

     

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