Specialist-Healthy Steps

Brooklyn, NY
Contract Type
Full Time

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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Specialist-Healthy Steps.

In this role, the successful candidate Working in collaboration with the Pediatric care team, the Pediatric Healthy Steps Specialist provides support for families with children age 0-5 years. The Healthy Steps Specialist provides care giver support to facilitate the development of attachment, self-regulation skills, and family resiliency. In addition, the Healthy Steps Specialist will provide child development guidance to high-risk parents and other primary care givers at well child visits with the goal of facilitating childrens healthy growth and development.
The Healthy Steps Specialist works primarily in Pediatrics and collaborates to deliver a new model of care integrating the Healthy Steps strategies for families that have been identified as having significant risk factors. The work would be carried out through home visits, office visits and through accompanying families to key medical and specialty visits

Job Responsibilities:
  • Conducts office visits, either jointly with the physician/pediatric nurse practitioner or alone.
  • Conducts home visits and accompanies patients to key medical, specialty and community agency appointments.
  • Works closely with the pediatric providers around care coordination, goal setting, counseling, coaching and education about key aspect of a childs development.
  • Closely tracks and documents progress made in ongoing checkups that look at both child development and family factors.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance to parents and other primary care givers around common concerns such as early learning, fussiness, sleep, feeding, discipline, toilet training, etc.
  • Provides referrals and tracks follow-up, as appropriate, to help families make connections to key resources within the community.
  • Facilitates parents/caregivers education groups.
  • Works closely with the pediatric team as a resource for developmental and parenting concerns.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Masters degree in nursing, psychology, counseling, or social work required.
Minimum 2 years of experience with parenting, child development, social work or human service work.
Bilingual in Mandarin and English is required. Mandarin proficiency (speaking and writing) required. Mandarin fluency required; written Mandarin proficiency a big plus.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong preference given to licensed and currently registered to practice nursing, psychology, counseling, or social work in New York State.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise in child development issues.
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved populations in a community setting.
Must be empathic, supportive and patient.
Strong motivational interviewing skills.
Ability to work with people of many cultures.
Ability to take initiative and willingness to learn.
Ability to work well both in teams and independently.
Ability to collect and enter data for program management, evaluation and reporting purposes

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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