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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.
Works closely with the pediatric team as a resource for developmental and parenting concerns
Facilitates parents/caregivers education groups
Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help families make connections to key resources within the community
Provides anticipatory guidance to parents and other primary care givers around common concerns such as early learning, fussiness, sleep, feeding, discipline, toilet training, etc
Closely tracks and documents progress made in ongoing checkups that look at both child development and family factors
Works closely with the pediatric providers around care coordination, goal setting, counseling, coaching and education about key aspect of a childs development
Conducts home visits and accompanies patients to key medical, specialty and community agency appointments
Conducts office visits, either jointly with the physician/pediatric nurse practitioner or alone
Masters degree in Nursing, Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work required
Minimum of two (2) years of experience with parenting, child development, social work or human service work
Bilingual in Spanish and English is required. English 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 Spanish proficiency a big plus
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
The 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.
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About NYU Langone Health
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.