Facilitates and encourages adequate prenatal, interconceptional, and pediatric health care utilization among
Healthy Start program participants and their children.
Closely coordinates services for clients with medical personnel.
Builds working relationships with prenatal, interconception, and pediatric clients through caring, support, and empathy.
Provides home-based services to women and infants/children to provide health education, breastfeeding/lactation support, doula services, and other case management-related activities.
Screens and refers for substance abuse and postpartum depression treatment as indicated.
Teaches interconceptional program participants about family planning.
Teaches prenatal clients about child development and skills to enhance child development and provides development screening according to programmatic guidelines.
Provides screening for domestic violence and substance abuse and makes referrals as appropriate.
Promotes “Back to Sleep” and encourages/tracks immunizations for infants/children.
Collaborates with the Healthy Start Team Members to meet the Program’s Qualitative and Quantitative Goals.
Facilitates access to health services.
Works collaboratively with the Healthy Start outreach/educators and other community medical providers, and license practical nurse.
Maintains client family records as required by the agency and program standards.
Compiles and enters statistical data as required by the Program and agency.
Provides data and information that will assist in program reporting.
Collaborates with Community Resources for the benefit of client families and the program and refers and advocates for participant families at appropriate community resources.
Informs the Healthy Start Team of resources available to community families.
Develops a consistent schedule to visit with participants with frequency determined by risk level.
Links participants with educational, training, and employment programs.
Assists client family in the development and implementation of a Family Support Plan.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community groups.
Strong ability to network and develop professional partnerships.
Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings & weekends.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or the organization.
Exercises discretion and independent judgment in executing tasks.
Competent in Microsoft Office tools and inputting services in an online database.
Bilingual/Bicultural in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance.
Must be able to transport oneself to and from home visits.
Occasionally ascends/descends stairs.
Constantly positions oneself to assist children during activities.
Frequently moves desks, chairs, tables, easels, and children's toys.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classrooms and events needs.
Frequently moves in outdoor weather conditions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Experience working with parents and families.
Experience in case management.
About SGA Youth & Family Services
SGA Youth & Family Services leads positive change for children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The non-profit has provided free, comprehensive services since its founding in 1911. SGA believes that sustainable community change results from a focus on early childhood, education supports, parenting, and workforce development. Collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and measurable outcomes fuel SGA’s efforts to replace the cycle of poverty with the Cycle of Opportunity.