Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 24-Oct-2018 to 23-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Maternal Health
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, 401k, Vacation, Sick


POSITION SUMMARY

Provide health assessments, nutrition and breastfeeding education and case management services to pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women and children up to the age of five.  The mission of the WIC and FCM Program is to safeguard the health of low income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to healthcare.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Nutrition Assessment

  • Conduct and interpret screenings and provide referrals as needed.
    •   Hematocrit determination
    • Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social Emoitonal-2 (ASQ-SE2)
    • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)
    • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Screening (EPDS)
    • Bright Smiles provide fluoride varnish on eligible clients
    • Obtain height, weight, and head circumference on all infants.
    • Explain growth chart
  • Assess nutritional status and special needs of women, infants and children from health records, dietary assessments and knowledge of community nutrition issues.
  • Tailor food package to meet participant needs.

 Nutritional Counseling and Education

  • Counseling
    • Review previous case notes and comment on previous goal and nutrition plan.
    • Encourage and promote breastfeeding by providing needed support and referring to the BF Peer Counselor and/or IBCLC.
    • Assist client in positive change utilizing open ended questions, active and reflective listening.
    • Encourage client to set goals and document in case notes.
  • Nutritional Education
    • Education to be done after assessments are completed.
    • Establish a rapport with client.
    • Education offered category specific and based upon participant's needs and current guidance from USDA.
    • Provide educational opportunities for participants in the form of classes, demonstrations or provide handouts.
    • Schedule upcoming secondary education or appropriate appointment for client.

 Recordkeeping and Documentation

  • Maintain timely and accurate client files, case notes, and reporting records.
  • Document assessments, evaluations, and counselling in case notes.
  • Document any changes to risk factors or priorities in case notes.
  • Complete all required screens in the computer program.
  • Follow up and encourage clients to stay up to date with immunizations and well-child visits. 

Family Case Management

  • Complete the required Family Case Management assessments.
  • Provide face to face services and ongoing assistance to families to remove barriers to receiving ongoing preventive health care services.
  • Provide education about the importance of child health including appropriate immunizations and screenings.
  • Refer the participant to appropriate providers within the community for services needed.
  • Complete a comprehensive needs assessment and care plan within 45 days of successful contact.
  • Ensure at least one home visit to assigned at-risk infants is conducted.
  • Update care plan after each contact.
  • Maintain a tracking system for each family to ensure adequate coordination of care and timely home visits.
  • Provide education and documentation on the Reproductive Life Plan and pregnancy education for all active women enrolled in Case Management. 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with policies, performance standards and the agency's Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and maintain friendly and respectful relations with staff, children and families.
  • Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner.
  • Maintain HIPAA and confidentiality policy.
  • Participate in WIC/FCM Outreach activities as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Registered Dietician (or registration-eligible dietician who has received written approval to take examination) or a Registered Nurse is required.
  2. Prior experience working with women, infants and children preferred.
  3. Positive, empathic approach and ability to communicate effectively with families.
  4. Possess excellent, highly developed listening skills and both written and oral communication skills.
  5. Must be detail-oriented, able to think critically and efficiently organized with the ability to maintain detailed records.
  6. Exhibits compassion, understanding and enjoys working with children and families.
  7. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  8. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. 

CYHS CORE VALUES

Commitment - Meeting the needs of those we serve through professional services: Demonstrates a clear commitment to the agency's mission by exhibiting a shared concern for team members and clientele above personal interest. Has a healthy, manageable and sustainable commitment to doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required. Supports fundraising. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better client experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Compassion Unconditional empathy for all.

Listens attentively to others and demonstrates an openness  toward understanding concerns, feelings and needs. Makes wise assessments and adjusts behavior and style to effectively address situation. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Service - Community support through professionalism, accessibility, and advocacy.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Exhibits competence, good judgement, reliability, and polite behavior in order to meet the expectations of clients and the agency. Strives to provide service by means of advocacy.

Integrity - Upholding honesty, ethical principles and moral values.

Takes responsibility for one's own actions. Acknowledges weaknesses and easily admits mistakes.  Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Teamwork - Collaboration among programs to reflect a diversity of ideas and service delivery.

Builds effective, supportive working relationships with team members. Reaches out to others in different programs for ideas, points out the contribution of others, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Willing to assist other agency employees when they need help and willing to share ideas with others. Able to adjust behavior and style to adapt to needs of others on the team.

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