Required education, skills, licenses, certificates, abilities, etc.
a) Candidate must meet Oregon Administrative Rule 410-138-0060 provider requirements and provide Targeted Case Management allowable activities/services as indicated in OAR 410-138-0007. Prefer candidates with at least two years experience working with families with young children. Prefer candidates who are familiar with local resources and have experience working with local service providers and systems. Prefer candidates who can speak, read, and write Spanish.
b) Current RN license required.
c) Bachelor’s degree and experience in nursing, human services, health occupations, or health education fields; a minimum of two years experience in the field of Public Health, Mental Health, or alcohol/drug treatment settings; or any combination of experience/training demonstrating the ability to perform case management is required. Prefer candidates with experience/knowledge related to home visiting, early childhood development, psychology, sociology, or teaching fields. Knowledge of principles and methods relevant to home visiting a plus.
d) Successful completion and subsequent certification with Parents As Teachers and KIPS program and/or subsequent adopted curriculum required. Motivational interviewing skills, and infant massage and/or lactation certification a plus.
e) Must have knowledge of infant and child development, parent-child attachment, dynamics of child abuse/neglect, dynamics of domestic violence, and community resources, and be able to monitor and assist PHAs to follow case plans and family goal plans that relate to identified strengths and needs of individual families.
f) Must be able to establish positive working relationships with culturally diverse families experiencing issues such as domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, altered growth and development (neurodevelopment, developmental milestones, identifying actual or potential delays, etc), nutritional issues, poverty, etc. Must relate effectively to individuals of varied ages, ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural groups; possess the ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.
g) Must be able to assess, explain, demonstrate, and model good parenting behaviors and sound problem-solving techniques.
h) Must possess strong observational skills to assess, implement, and evaluate a plan of care based on the changing needs of a family and to enable accurate and thorough assessment of family strengths and vulnerabilities.
i) Must be able to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment serving at-risk families.
j) Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with co-workers, individuals, small groups, and large groups using good grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
k) Must possess the ability to establish and maintain positive, professional, and congenial working relationships with staff, clients, and community partners.
l) Must possess excellent time management skills, be able to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment, be able to work efficiently and independently with little supervision to meet program expectations and timelines, and be flexible and adaptable to fluxuating priorities.
m) Must be willing to receive and act upon feedback.
n) Must be "computer literate" at a level sufficient to efficiently maintain case notes, monthly statistics, bill for services, generate and write reports, and communicate via e-mail.
o) Must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License (or ability to obtain one) with a good driving record.
p) Must successfully pass a criminal background check
Operation of a motor vehicle: Required
Equipment, tools, machines used in performance of duties:
a) Home visiting materials such as the PAT curriculum; miscellaneous assessment and screening tools
b) Home visiting tools such as infant scale, length board, and eye occluder, etc.
c) Operation of an IBM compatible computer/laptop and related programs such as Microsoft Word, various databases, e-mail, and other programs
d) Cell phone, telephone, satellite phone, fax machine
e) Photocopier, TV, DVD and other related equipment
f) Digital camera or video recorder