Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Healthy Steps Specialist.
In this role, the Pediatric Healthy Steps Specialist provides support for families with children age 0-5 years. The Healthy Steps Specialist provides care giver support to facilitate the development of attachment, self-regulation skills, and family resiliency. In addition, the Healthy Steps Specialist will provide child development guidance to high-risk parents and other primary care givers at well child visits with the goal of facilitating childrens healthy growth and development.
The Healthy Steps Specialist works primarily in Pediatrics and collaborates to deliver a new model of care integrating the Healthy Steps strategies for families that have been identified as having significant risk factors. The work would be carried out through home visits, office visits and through accompanying families to key medical and specialty visits.
Conducts office visits, either jointly with the physician/pediatric nurse practitioner or alone
Conducts home visits and accompanies patients to key medical, specialty and community agency appointments
Works closely with the pediatric providers around care coordination, goal setting, counseling, coaching and education about key aspect of a childs development
Closely tracks and documents progress made in ongoing checkups that look at both child development and family factors
Provides anticipatory guidance to parents and other primary care givers around common concerns such as early learning, fussiness, sleep, feeding, discipline, toilet training, etc
Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help families make connections to key resources within the community
Facilitates parents/caregivers education groups
Works closely with the pediatric team as a resource for developmental and parenting concerns
Masters degree in Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, or Social work
Minimum of two (2) years of experience with parenting, child development, social work or human service work
Bilingual in Mandarin and English is required. Mandarin proficiency (speaking and writing) required
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise in child development issues.
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved populations in a community setting.
Must be empathic, supportive and patient.
Strong motivational interviewing skills.
Ability to work with people of many cultures.
Ability to take initiative and willingness to learn.
Ability to work well both in teams and independently.
Ability to collect and enter data for program management, evaluation and reporting purposes
Strong preference given to licensed and currently registered to practice Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work in New York State
Written Mandarin proficiency a big plus
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. Family Health Centers at NYU Langone is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.