Position Title: Parent Support Provider,SafeCare®
Position #: 3138
Location: Sterling, CO
Employment Status: Full time
This position will serve Northeastern Colorado counties including; Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Logan, Sedgwick and Phillips.
North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible
Program: SafeCare® Colorado is a free, voluntary home visiting program for parents, families and caregivers with children ages five and under. The program focuses on building upon a family's existing skills in the areas of adult-child interactions, home safety and child health. The North Range Behavioral Health SafeCare program is expanding into six northeastern counties. Two new positions will be needed to support the expansion: Project Coordinator and Parent Support Provider.
The Parent Support Provider (PSP) partners with families, providing weekly in-home education using the evidence based, SafeCare® curriculum that has health, safety and parent/child interaction topics. Parent Support Providers attend a week-long training at the Kempe Center in Denver, and receive ongoing certification coaching and support both locally and through the Kempe Center and Office of Early Childhood. The PSP must be able to meet national certification within a 6-9 month timeframe to be able to continue serving as a PSP with the SafeCare program.
The PSP participates in community and family education, advocates for social change, and provides support and facilitation for the activities of the prevention coalitions, advisory council, and/or education efforts. Prevention activities are relationship based and occur in the community and/or families homes supporting diverse groups and ages. May include providing case management for families to acquire resources and supports that promote resilience, protective factors and the goals of designated program.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience required
- Valid Colorado driver's license and driving record that meets agency insurability requirements
- Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)preferred
- Experience with parent/family education in home, community and other settings preferred
- Must be able to obtain PSP certification as required by SafeCare® evidence-based programs
- Leadership qualities demonstrated in other volunteer or work experience preferred
- Experience with community outreach, advocacy, public speaking and/or teaching preferred
- Experience working with families with young children preferred
- Child development knowledge that encompasses infants, toddlers and preschool age children (birth to 5 years)
- Experience working in rural community settings preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must meet weekly and monthly data reporting activities within the state access system (web-based entry).
- Must follow the SafeCare® curriculum modules as required during training and certification.
- Current prevention practices relevant to mental health, substance use/abuse, childhood and family education, and related issues.
- Basic computer programs and Zoom meetings, webinars and computer-based meetings.
- Basic and routine records maintenance and filing practices.
- Basic and routine office management practices and operating procedures.
- Workplace policies and professionalism.
- Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
- Positively and effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including under emotionally charged and stressful situations, with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
- Work as a team member, maintain effective working relationships, and foster a positive and cooperative work environment.
- Demonstrated organization, time management and task load prioritizing skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professional ethics and privacy standards.
- Perform tasks with a focus on exemplary customer service.
- Ability to integrate strategies and skill growth gained from SafeCare coaching and supervision.
- Participate in planning, organizing, logistically supporting, implementing, and attending education, coalition, and/or advisory council events and outreach, as assigned.
- Assist in recruiting families through networking with other coalitions and agencies, volunteers, advisory council/coalition members, and/or family participants for community and educational activities.
- Teach prevention and/or parenting curriculum.
- Participate in prevention advocacy, messaging, and information dissemination.
- Assist in evaluation efforts, including distributing and collecting community knowledge, customer satisfaction, and pre/posttest surveys.
- Maintain effective working relationships with other community-based groups and participate in cross-agency activities, as assigned.
- May perform meeting moderation and, note-taking functions, and other administrative functions in support of the program's coalition and education activities.
- Will engage in regular home and community visits to provide individualized education based on the needs of the customer.
- May complete necessary screening, assessments, and intake components associated with services and activities.
- May be required to complete, file, and maintain hard copy and electronic paperwork relevant to the program.
- Participate in internal, community, and interagency meetings and trainings, as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Employee works primarily in client homes and will need to be adaptable to different environments. Services involve frequent travel throughout Northeastern Colorado. Some work and program assignments will require periodic weekend and evening hours. Assignment may require lifting of up to 25 lbs., loading and unloading of boxes, utilizing mobile carts and/or dollies, etc. to move program materials and supplies from site to site.
Dependent upon skills and qualifications. Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range. North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more!
North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.
Our values are:
- Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
- Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
- Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.
North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/ to learn more.
North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.