Family Support Worker - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
NYU Langone Medical Center
September 22, 2018
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.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Family Support Worker.
In this role, 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 heath and development, enhancing family resilience, etc. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, 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.
Initiating and maintaining regular contact with families, primarily 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
High school diploma or GED
Experience working with or assisting at-risk children and families in a community setting
Bilingual - English/Spanish
Knowledge of infant and child development
Successful parenting and/or child care experience
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.