Healthy Steps Specialist – Child Development Specialist
Location: Halethorpe, Maryland
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 1161523
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Healthy Steps Specialist – Child Development Specialist
The Specialist, Provider Facility Contracting is responsible for contract and overall coordination and service for the Provider Facility Contracting Department. The Specialist, Provider Facility Contracting may also participate on various departmental or project teams as required.
Promotes Healthy Steps within the practice to families and providers
Conducts team-based well-child visits before, during, or following the primary care provider visits which focuses on monitoring development, social-emotional functioning, and relational health, and providing anticipatory guidance.
Conducts face to face or virtual consultations on a short-term basis for needs regarding development and/or behavioral concerns such as sleep, positive parenting, picky eaters, etc.
Is an active member of the HS implementation team and attends regular team meetings.
Works with the front office administrative staff to ensure scheduling of the HS Specialists time in coordination with providers visits (i.e. well-child visits).
Engages in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to ensure the Healthy Steps model is delivered with fidelity.
Collaborates with Healthy Steps implementation team to implement all eight Core Components including universal screenings, making positive parenting, and early learning guidance information available and adjusting workflows for optimal efficiency.
Maintains open communication with all members of the primary care team.
Works closely with pediatric primary providers around care coordination, goal setting, coaching, and education about key aspects of a child’s development.
Provides consultation and/or facilitates training to medical professionals and all practice staff re: early childhood development, early relational health/infant early childhood mental health, and trauma-informed practices.
Maintains extensive databases required to meet Healthy Steps fidelity metrics including both internal and external referrals.
Collaborates with Healthy Steps Implementation Team to complete required annual site reporting to the Healthy Steps National Office at ZERO TO THREE, which may include analysis of both external database files and EMR data reports.
Documents all patient clinical activity and care coordination in EMR.
Tracks caseload to ensure capacity to deliver the HS services within the risk stratified service delivery model. This includes ensuring exit criteria is met and that families and children are elevated to higher levels of care or referred to community providers if needed.
Participates in Healthy Steps training (Virtual Healthy Steps Institute).
Participates in administrative and clinical/reflective supervision meetings.
This position will provide support to both South Baltimore Medical Center and Woodlawn Center.
Minimum three(3) year of experience of demonstrated as working in primary care medical settings, OR
Minimum three (3) year experience working as a mental health professional with families, OR
Minimum three (3) year experience in early childhood development, early relational health/infant early childhood mental health, and trauma-informed practice.
Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development or related field required.
Essential oral and written communications skills
Experience in early childhood development, early relational health/infant early childhood mental health, and trauma-informed practices.
Commitment to working with underserved populations in a community setting.
Empathic, supportive, and patient.
Strong motivational interviewing skills.
Ability to work with people of many backgrounds and cultures
Ability to take initiative and a willingness to team
Ability to work well in teams and independently
Interest in the use of technology to improve care quality a plus. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
Ability to multitask and triage/juggle multiple appointments and conflicting priorities.
Comfort with an open-door policy, potentially frequent interruptions, and warm hand offs.
Flexibility in communication: able to switch between being on the floor playing with young patients and communication with medical professionals regarding mental health interventions in a professional, coherent, and efficient manner.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Must be able to work in Labor Management Partnership environment.
Clinically licensed mental health professional highly preferred (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Master’s or doctoral degree in early childhood development, psychology, social work, counseling, or related field highly preferred.
Bilingual Spanish speaking highly preferred.
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 1161523.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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