PERNET FAMILY HEALTH SERVICE, Inc. Position: Spanish Speaking Bilingual Parent Aide Department: Family Support Reports to: Director of Family Support Shift: Daytime; occasional evening and weekend hours Hours: Part-time
Job Summary: Provides a variety of in-home parenting services to families whose children are at risk or are experiencing abuse and neglect. Provides services according to a Service Agreement developed with the family at intake and reviewed periodically. Responsible for parent education and support, teaching, advocacy, supportive case management and participating in regular in-service training.
Essential Responsibilities: - Develop a trusting relationship with the family in accordance with professional standards of the agency in order to facilitate meeting the goals of the Service Agreement. - Develop a Service Agreement with the family which is based on identified needs and contains measurable goals and objectives, and time sequence for meeting the goals and objectives; reviews the Service Agreement periodically with the family. - Visits the family in their homes in order to carry out the Service Agreement. - Educates the family in matters of parenting, nutrition, health care, child care skills, household management, budgeting, and safety. - Act as a role model and support person to promote positive child interaction, attachment, and parenting. - Advocates for the family within the community health and social service system in order to promote coordination of and access to needed services. - Encourages the family members to develop self responsibility by linking them with community resources for health, social services, education, and employment. - When necessary, provide transportation and/or accompany families to appointments, assist with translation, and obtaining child care. - Document information regarding visits, conferences, and all contacts on behalf of the family in the client's record. - Coordinates utilization reviews with DCF and Family Networks staff. - Submits Service Delivery to supervisor at the end of each month. - Participates in team, agency, and individual case conferences, as well as community agency meetings, as directed by supervisor.
Additional Responsibilities: - Add additional support to other events and programs run through Family and Community Development. - Attends all staff meetings and trainings unless excused by supervisor. - Uses all means of agency communications including email, mail (mailbox), and phone (voicemail) to remain well-informed of agency activities and client needs. - Maintains confidentiality according to agency policy. - Meets with supervisor regularly.
Minimum requirements: - Attends all staff meetings and trainings unless excused by supervisor. - Uses all means of agency communication including email, mail (mailbox), and phone (voicemail) to remain well informed of agency activities and client needs. - Maintains confidentiality according to agency policy. - Meets with supervisor regularly.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Pernet Family Health Service is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.