As a member of the CSSMV Pregnancy and Parenting Services staff, the Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator provides social services to strengthen families and support positive parenting outcomes for pregnant and parenting young parents and their children – specifically providing support for pregnant mothers/expecting fathers and parents of children under the age of one to ensure a healthy outcome for pregnancy and for infants to successfully reach age one. The focus of services is to address infant mortality and the racial disparity of infant mortality in the African American community. As a Community Health Navigator, this position provides outreach in the community to bring awareness to this issue and to better locate parents who are in need of services. As Family Life Coach, this position provides individual and family assessment, community or home-based outreach, community resource support, and linkages to other services of Catholic Social Services as well as the wider community. This position provides service linkages such as evidenced based home visiting, prenatal care, and services for young parents to impact the social determinants of health. The Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator will perform outreach and form relationships with businesses and nonprofits, located in areas of Montgomery County that are experiencing some of the highest rates of infant mortality, to provide and raise awareness of issues related to infant mortality and increase opportunities for engagement of the public. The Family Life Coach/Community Health Navigator participates in data collection for measuring program outcomes. The position is a member of the CSSMV Pregnancy and Parenting Services department and participates in monthly team meetings, quality assurance activities, and agency activities.
• Required Associate’s Degree or completion of the Community Health Worker Certificate Program; Bachelor’s degree in social work, family life education, psychology, education, or related field-preferred
• Demonstrated skills in client assessment, case planning and goal setting, intervention tracking.
• Experience working with families.
• Ability to work with diverse populations and new parents and young families.
• Preferred competency in Kinyaranda. Swahili, Kinyamulenge
• Ability to work independently as well as participate as member of a department team and engage in cooperation across agency services.
• Sound skills in client engagement, building rapport, engaging in motivational interviewing and delivering case management intervention in group and home settings.
• Effective oral and written communication.
• Ability to complete effective case notes in timely manner and use basic computer skills for electronic record keeping.
• Ability to collect client data and assist with program evaluation activities.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Knowledgeable/willing to learn about parenting and child development.
• Valid Ohio license, access to dependable transportation.
All interested candidates should send a resume with salary requirement to:
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
922 W. Riverview Ave.
Dayton OH 45402
Or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fax to 222-6750