Healthy Families Home Visitor - Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred
Family Building Blocks, Doris's Place
Healthy Families Home Visitors are dedicated to building relationships with parents to support them in building a nurturing and trusting relationship with their child. Those relationships promote healthy child growth and development and support the well-being of the entire family. Home Visitors use therapeutic home visiting skills such as reflective dialogue to strengthen parent-child relationships, improve parenting skills, teach effective problem solving, and reduce family stress. They also help parents identify and access community resources that will help the family accomplish their goals. Healthy Families Home Visitors make every effort to ensure that all services comply with and or exceed the Healthy Families Oregon and Healthy Families America standards.
Minimum Education and Experience
- High school diploma or GED.
- At least 6 months of demonstrated experience working with or providing services to children and families or working in parent education, home visiting, and/or child development setting.
- Demonstrated education and/or knowledge of infant and child development.
- Demonstrated experience in utilizing organizational, documentation, and time management skills.
- Ability to establish trusting relationships.
- Acceptance of individual differences. Supports multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity and respect and not engaging in discriminatory behavior.
- Experiences and willingness to work with the diverse population(s) present among the site's target population.
- Open to reflective practice (i.e. has the capacity for introspection communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes the value of supervision, etc.)
- Strong commitment to Family Building Blocks mission and values serving children and families as well as staff.
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to stay calm in a busy environment.
- Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Possess computer skills, including the use of the internet, email, and data entry (Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs required for the position.
- Possess a First Aid/CPR card or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
- Possess a valid Oregon Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation. Must be able to provide proof of
- current auto insurance.
- An employer-paid pre-employment drug test is required.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Associate's or bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, human development, early childhood development, or other related fields.
- Infant mental health endorsement level 1 or 11.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
Additional Eligibility and Qualifications
- Mandatory Reporter - Report all cases of suspected abuse and neglect in accordance with Oregon statutes and agency policies and procedures.
- Must maintain throughout the length of employment a driver's license, an acceptable driving record according to FBB criteria, and valid auto insurance.
- Employees must sustain a drug-free and acceptable criminal record throughout the course of employment.
- Must maintain discretion and respect the confidentiality of information about enrolled families, personnel issues, and other program operations.
- Completion of training in "Recognizing and Reporting Suspicions of Child Abuse and Neglect" upon hire.
We encourage applicants to apply and also submit their application for the Criminal Background Registry with the Oregon Learning Division.
As part of your online application please upload the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)
- Copies of relevant certificates and licenses.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until finalists are selected.
- Complete mandatory training which may include but is not restricted to Growing Great Kids, Healthy Families Home Visitor Core training, and Healthy Families Parent Survey training.
- Demonstrate working knowledge of the following topics within 180 days of hire: infant care, child health and safety, maternal and family health, infant and child development including language and literacy, the role of culture in parenting, and supporting the parent-child relationship.