Provide support to all eligible Families with expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age. This program seeks to support young military Families which directly contribute to military mission readiness, support Family members' adaptation to military life, enhance the knowledge and skills for healthy relationships that can provide safe, nurturing environments for children to prevent family violence. Provide activities and services including information and referrals, parenting programs, respite care for children, and supervised play time for children. Families with children prenatal to 3 years old who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence can benefit from additional, more-intensive support from these services.
- Provides effective, timely and confidential services for Families who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence.
- Protects the privacy and confidentiality of client information.
- Identifies and reports suspected child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse.
- Assesses developmental milestones and referral procedures for indicators of special needs or developmental delays.
- Assesses and strengthening adaptation to parenthood.
- Assesses and strengthening parental capacity for problem-solving, building and sustaining trusting relationships, and seeking help when necessary.
- Promotes developmentally appropriate parenting skills and disciplinary techniques, and parent and child communication skills.
- Facilitates informal and formal community networks to build positive relationships and reduce social isolation.
- Develops relationships with local community and military installation officials and organizations that can maximize program effectiveness.
- Utilizes community-based services and formal and informal community networks to provide concrete support for families who may be in crisis.
- Utilizes methods for screening for, assessing, and addressing protective and risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect using a strengths-based Family centered developmental approach.
- Keeps tracking system up to date with case status.
- Participates in monthly conference calls and annual training events.
Other Job Requirements
Qualified candidates must have at least two (2) years of direct work experience in child abuse or domestic abuse, or maternal or child health or medical social work.
Must hold a current and active license as an LCSW, LMFT or RN.
Licensed Clinical Social Workers must possess a current, valid, unrestricted clinical license and a master's degree in Social Work to practice social work independently.
Registered Nurses must have at least a bachelor's degree in nursing, a current unrestricted license in one of the States or U.S. territories, and at least two (2) years of direct work experience with child abuse or domestic abuse, maternal or child health, public/community health, or mental health.
Must have home visitation experience.
Must have a valid driver's license, auto insurance and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Must have working knowledge of basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel programs.
Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays.
Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business.
Working under time pressure.
Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines.
Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.
Must be able to enter private homes that may or may not provide easy access for those with physical disabilities or those recovering from physical rehabilitation or post-recovery mobility.
Position requires ability to transport self from office locations to private homes, other offices and facilities where training and other program activities occur.
General Job Information
Child and Family Specialist
Work Experience - Required
Work Experience - Preferred
Education - Required
Bachelors - Nursing, Masters - Counseling, Masters - Social Work
Education - Preferred
License and Certifications - Required
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMFT - Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care Mgmt
License and Certifications - Preferred
Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.