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. Learn more about Family Health Centers at NYU Langone.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Family Support Worker.
In this role, the successful candidate The Family Support Worker / Home Visitor is responsible for engaging high risk families in regular home visits. This home visiting program engages pregnant or newly parenting caregivers with the goal of supporting positive parent-child bonding, promoting child and family health and development, enhancing family resilience, etc., it will be delivered within the context of a health care system in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Family Support Worker's overall responsibilities include conducting regular assessments of family strengths and needs, engaging family participants in activities based on the assigned curriculum, providing case management and advocacy, and working with community partners to provide appropriate referrals when needed. Also responsible for conducting outreach and screening to identify pregnant or newly parenting caregivers eligible for home visiting services.
Initiating and maintain regular contact with families, primarily via visiting them in their homes.
Establishing a trusting relationship with families.
Providing prenatal and other health education.
Assisting to strengthen parent-child relationships.
Assisting parents to improve their skills to optimize the home environment for the child's well-being and safety.
Assisting in making and attending health and human service appointments, including activities related to employment and educational goals.
Timely reporting and case documentation in an electronic database management system
Reviewing Hospital or Clinic records.
Interviewing parents, preferably prenatally and/or immediately after the birth of their child.
Documenting initial family assessments using assessment tools as indicated.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a A high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Experience working with or assisting at-risk children and families in a community setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of infant and child development. Strong listening skills. Ability to identify family strengths and foster self-sufficiency and independence in families. Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals and families. Ability to establish trusting relationships and work effectively with mothers, fathers, and extended family. Successful parenting and/or child care experience. Ability to handle stressful situations. Emotionally mature and capable of exercising judgment. Respect for and sensitivity to the needs and rights of others, including those with differing cultural, racial, sexual, or ethnic identities.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's 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.
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn 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 is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.