SALARY:                               $17.00/hr.

CLOSING DATE:                 Open till filled

SCHEDULE:                          20 hours/week

Florence Crittenton (FC) provides comprehensive services to strengthen families and build a stronger community.  We do this through residential, outpatient, community and early childhood programs. We believe all families deserve the chance to reach their potential and pride ourselves on a positive work environment with exceptional quality programs.

THE POSITION:

The SafeCare model is an evidence-based home visitation program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment. SafeCare website

Essential Job Requirements

  • Treat participating clients with respect
  • Follow the model reporting and quality standards and guidelines and maintain status with the model developers as an approved SafeCare Augmented site
  • Collect and submit all required data for MIECHV clients using the data system and/or forms provided by the DPHHS and according to the data system standards. MT MECHV forms will be provided at the MT MECHV training prior to client enrollment. Data on client referrals and visits must be entered into the MTMECHV system within five (5) business days of each visit/client encounter
  • Communicate with CFSD to receive referrals and set first visit within five (5) days of referral
  • Prioritize enrollment to the MIECHV priority populations:
    • Low income
    • Pregnant women under 21 years
    • History of child abuse or neglect or interactions with child welfare
    • History of substance abuse or need substance abuse treatment
    • Users of tobacco products in the home
    • Low student achievement
    • Child with developmental delays or disabilities
    • Families that include current or former members of the armed forces
  • Participate in supervision and meetings per FCHS and model requirements
  • Maintain communication with CFSD as required
  • Participate in evaluation, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and research activities
  • Provide program information per program requirements for Monthly Implementation Site Reports and Quarterly Reports
  • Implement SafeCare Augmented Home Visiting model; including but not limited to paperwork, model guidelines, data system documentation, and grant report information
  • Staff meetings, continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities with Florence Crittenton, Montana Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (MIECHV-MT DPHHS), Child and Family Services Division (CFSD), and Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department (LCCCHD)
  • Complete all required FCHS, SafeCare Augmented (SC), and MIECHV-MT DPHHS trainings Attend all trainings required by DPHHS, including but not limited to trainings on the required screening/assessment tools, MIECHV data collection, and the Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MTmechv) data system
  • Conduct initial visit with the clients to begin trust building
  • Conduct individual home visits with clients on a schedule consistent with the SafeCare Aug. model requirements throughout the client’s enrollment in the program
  • Document services and referral provided at each visit and follow up on referrals
  • Conduct screenings and assessments with clients, using the tools and schedule identified by MT DPHHS, CFSD, SC, FCHS and retain screening results in the client’s record. Screenings/assessments include (at a minimum):
      •  Women/caregivers:
        • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
        • Domestic Violence:  (Abusive Behavior Inventory (ABI)
        • Tobacco use, folic acid, family planning, breastfeeding (if applicable), prenatal care (if applicable)
        • Other screenings consistent with the required program and/or model developer forms.
      • Infant/Child:
        • Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory
        • Ages and Stages Questionnaire, 3rd Edition (ASQ-3)
        • ASQ: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)
        • Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
        • Screenings: lead, immunizations, and well-child visits
        • Other screenings consistent with the required program and/or model developer forms.
        • Make referrals when appropriate following Mandated Reporter guidelines
  • Maintain accurate client records in accordance with Florence Crittenton (FC) and funding source requirements
  • Participate in FCHS staff meetings, family engagement meetings, and home visitation task force meetings
  • Collaborate with partners to recruit, enroll, and maintain caseload of 12
  • Coordinate client referrals and services with CFSD, LCCCHD and partnering agencies
  • Provide visits to clients on a schedule consistent with the model requirements throughout the client’s enrollment in the program.  Minimum visit frequency is every other week; weekly visits are encouraged.
  • Collaborate with community partners to enhance services for participating clients
  • Communicate with Program Manager regularly in person, via telephone, and email
  • Some travel required

THE PERSON:

Minimum Qualifications: (note: equivalent combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis)

  • High School Diploma or GED with 3 years of supervised work experience with young children and/or families;

OR

  • Bachelor or Associate’s degree in Social Work; Human Services field or related field, preferred.
  • One-year experience working with young children and/or families, preferred
  • A valid driver’s license, satisfactory background check and a health statement are required for all employees at the Florence Crittenton
  • Must provide own vehicle, have a clean driving record and provide proof of vehicle liability insurance

Physical Demands:

  • Home visitor must be able to:
  • Exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Remain in a stationary position (sit, stand, etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Position self (stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, climb, balance etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Identify, recognize, react and respond to all emergencies and perform repetitive motions of wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

THE PERKS:

  • Access to training and development opportunities
  • Family friendly work environment
  • Satisfaction that the work you do directly impacts young families
  • For regular part-time positions after qualifying period: Retirement Plan 403(b); paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply on-line at https://www.florencecrittenton.org/employment-application/

Application, Resume, and Cover letter should address your availability, and reason for applying for this position. 

FC provides equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, or disability as defined by federal and state law in our relationship with applicants for employment, employees of FCHS, and the public.