Welcome Baby Program:
A program of the Sheboygan County Community Partnership for Children
Position Title: Early Childhood Consultant-Family Resource Specialist
|Reports to: Colleen Steinbruecker, Executive Director, email@example.comApplication deadline is January 3, 2023|
Position: Part time position with possibility of full time dependent on funding Term: 1 to 3 year contracted position contingent upon funding Rate of Pay: $17.00 Hour
Proposed Starting Date: January 23, 2023
The Welcome Baby Resource Specialist represents the Sheboygan County Community Partnership for Children Initiative focused on access to community resources for families with young children, through resource handouts, warm transfers, and direct connection to referral sources.
After a baby is born, the Resource Specialist visits with parents in both community hospitals to offer a Welcome Baby gift. This initial visit allows the Welcome Baby Resource Specialist to meet the family, provide basic community resources and to determine needs they may have. The specialist then provides referrals to a continuum of updated and accurate community resources, follows up with families, and documents met/unmet needs.
The in person visit builds positive relation with the families and is the first step in the Community Partnership for Children’s vision to ensure All Sheboygan County children are safe, healthy and prepared to grow, learn and achieve.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Within the limits of the agency’s program, policies and procedure, the Welcome Baby Resource Specialist is responsible for the services listed below and is accountable to the agency’s Executive Director.
- Develop and maintain a strong relationship with staff at related community resource agencies and CPC partners.
- Attend and participate in Community Partnership for Children workgroups.
- Participate in state, local and agency committees appropriate to level of responsibility.
- Update and maintain a database of client records.
- Appropriately and accurately input data from Welcome Baby visits into a shared database system to include:
- Clear and accurate documentation of case notes after parent interaction, resources provided, telephone interactions, and follow up.
- Statistical and demographic information that will assist in program assessment and further development.
- Attend initial and on-going education, trainings and conferences as identified.
- Work in partnership with the Sheboygan County Community Partnership Coordinator to further develop and coordinate the Welcome Baby Program.
- Associate Degree or higher in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, or related field.
- Excellent communication and written skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, engagement, and relationship building skills.
- Strong organizational and computer skills.
- Respect for families of diverse socio-economic status, race, ethnicity and ability to engage them in dialogue regarding personal issues.
- Strong knowledge of Sheboygan County’s resources.
- Knowledge of family systems, child abuse and neglect prevention, maternal child health and child development.
- Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, insurance, and with a personal vehicle for hospital visits.
- Comply with a background check and hospital volunteer screening program, which includes up-to-date immunizations including COIVD 19 and yearly influenza vaccinations
- Paid vacation and personal leave
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals and disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Family Connections is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.