Overview

Company Overview:

Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent, and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.

As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our work, please visit  healthsolutions.org

Program Description:

Healthy Families Corona seeks a Spanish/English bilingual Family Resource/Support Specialist to provide families with home-based, culturally competent services. Healthy Families Corona identifies expecting families in NW Queens at risk for child abuse, poor health, and/or child development challenges and provides intensive home visiting services. The goal is to provide positive parent-child interactions, practice positive parenting skills, increase family knowledge about child development and the use of health and social services, and to improve educational and/or employment status for the parents. Families are enrolled during pregnancy or shortly after birth and are eligible to receive program services until the child enrolls in school.

Specifically, the Family Support/Resource Specialist will:

Facilitate prenatal, parenting and health information.
Promote optimal child development, enhance parent-child relationships, and improve family support system through routine home visits.
Provide resources, including but not limited to education, health and support.
Introduce and connect families to activities in the community such as recreational, educational and cultural activities.
Engage in weekly, reflective supervision and teamwork.
Participates in staff trainings and meetings.
Maintain accurate case records to meet program, state, and federal guidelines.
Completes all documentation and reports in a timely manner.
Organize and facilitate parent-child socialization activities.
Continually recruits and oversees the eligibility and enrollment of families.
Model strengths-based interactions by accentuating the positive; assist families to identify and set short- and long-term goals.
The Family Support Specialist will work closely with the management team to ensure that the program is an engaging and rewarding place for staff to work and has a culture that promotes continuous learning and improvement.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:

Associate degree in Early Childhood Development, Health, Social Work or related human service field, preferred.
Must be bilingual (Spanish) with strong writing and speaking skills.
At least two years of experience home visiting and working with low-income, racially and ethnically diverse urban families preferred.
High level of maturity and experience working with children (0-5 years old) and their families.
Strong knowledge of early childhood development, parenting skills and development of parent-child relationships, preferred.
Must have sufficient English and computer skills to be able to do substantial documentation of case work on the computer.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends as needed.
Must be willing to provide year-round home visits throughout the community.
Salary; $44,000.00.
NOTE:  All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy.  Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).

PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.

About Public Health Solutions

Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our work at healthsolutions.org.