Family Mentor, Child and Family Services


General Functions: 

The Family Mentor (FM) provides individualized child development education and parent coaching. The FM facilitates child development screenings, supports monthly group parent connection events and coordinates linkages to needed resources to improve family well-being through the MIECHV program.  

Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Implement the Parents As Teachers curriculum with CITC’s program-specific enhancements or supplements.
  • Maintain a case load of 12 – 20 families as determined by level of intensity of services required by families.
  • Complete a family-centered assessment by facilitating interactions and appropriate educational activities and observing participants.
  • Develop a partnership with parents to, over the course of eight foundational visits, individualize ongoing goal setting for continued visits.
  • Implement or coordinates health and development screenings for children including vision, hearing, language development, motor development and           physical development within three months of service.
  • Coordinate services with other community programs with similar purposes and makes recommendations for further screenings or evaluations.
  • Implement adult screenings that include depression, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, economic stability and family functioning with three           months of services.
  • Obtain assistance for participants by referring and following up with appointments to access community resources.
  • Provide parents with research-based printed educational materials, individualized to the needs and requests of participants.
  • Foster participant’s skill development by observing patterns of behavior; explaining and pointing out new options and demonstrating and practicing new       skills as necessary.
  • Support parent group connection meetings on a monthly basis and any related program event.
  • Maintain record of cases by documenting participant’s situation and participant’s own actions in an objective manner in home visit reports, attendance         summaries, and program-specific data requirements in the prescribed MIS format.
  • Assist in reviewing and evaluating results of annual parent surveys and other evaluative measures required by the program, model developer and               funder.
  • Attend required certification training specific to the Parents As Teachers model and become certified.
  • Attend all other required and annual professional development as required by the program model.
  • Maintain organization compliance by submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical reports.
  • Other duties as needed and/or assigned. 

Job Specifications: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure with the ability to handle numerous priorities at the same time effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a contributory team member in a positive, productive manner.
  • Maintain a high degree of sensitivity regarding confidential information. 
  • Maintain operations by participating in quality reviews, reporting needed changes.
  • Strong understanding of child development and parent education.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is required to meet participant needs.
  • Physical requirements include sitting or standing for prolonged periods and the ability to stoop, bend, lift and reach with reasonable accommodation.
  • Regular attendance is required to maintain continuity of services.
  • Regular travel is required to conduct home-based activities.    
  • General knowledge and understanding of the social, health, educational, training, and cultural needs of Alaska Native and American Indian community. 

 Minimum Core CompetenciesValues, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Problem, Solving/Critical Thinking, Communication Skills 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the educational                       requirement on a year-for-year basis. 
  • Two years’ experience in service delivery providing services to children or their families.  
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory report from a state and federal background check. 
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in delivering home-based services.  

 

NATIVE PREFERENCE STATEMENT: 

Pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (PL 93-638) and as further guided by CITC’s Native Preference Policy 6.120, CITC maintains preference in all phases of employment for Alaska Native, American Indian (AN/AI) and Native Hawaiian people, including direct lineal descendants and foster or traditionally adopted children. Also included are non-Native head of household members for Native families, which includes foster or traditionally adopted Native children.

Anchorage, AK

8 day(s) ago

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