COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.
Family Mentor - MIECHV
Child and Family Services Department (CFSD)
MIECHV Program Manager
The Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood (MIECHV) program delivers personal visits in the home or the community with parents and children ages prenatal to five years utilizing the evidenced-based Parents As Teachers model. The Family Mentor (FM) provides individualized child development education and parent coaching, facilitates child development screenings, supports monthly group parent connection events and coordinates linkages to needed resources to improve family well-being through the MIECHV program. This position is responsible for documenting and inputting participant information for effective delivery of services with fidelity to the evidenced-based model and organization, model develop and funder needs.
Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Implements the Parents As Teachers curriculum provided by the National Parents As Teachers Center with CITC’s program-specific enhancements or supplements.
Maintains a case load of 12 – 20 families as determined by level of intensity of services received by families.
Completes a family-centered assessment by facilitating interactions and appropriate educational activities and observing participants.
Develops a partnership with parents to over the course of eight foundational visits to individualize ongoing goal setting for continued visits.
Implements or coordinates prescribed program health and development screenings for children including vision, hearing, language development, motor development and physical development within three months of service.
Coordinates services with other community programs with similar purposes and makes recommendations for further screenings or evaluations.
Implements prescribed program adult screenings that include depression, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, economic stability and family functioning with three months of services.
Obtains assistance for participants by referring and following up with appointments to access community resources.
Provides parents with research-based printed educational materials, individualized to the needs and requests of participants.
Fosters participant’s skill development by observing patterns of behavior; explaining and pointing out new options and demonstrating and practicing new skills as necessary.
Supports parent group connection meetings on a monthly basis and any related program event.
Maintains record of case by documenting participant’s situation and participant’s own actions in an objective manner in home visit reports, attendance summaries, and program-specific data requirements in the prescribed MIS format.
Assists in reviewing and evaluating results of annual parent surveys and other evaluative measures required by the program, model developer and funder.
Attend required certification training specific to the Parents As Teachers model and become certified.
Attend all other required and annual professional development as required by the program model.
Maintains organization compliance by submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical reports.
Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; participating in quality reviews; reporting needed changes.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Maintains participant confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Other duties as needed and/or assigned.
Job Responsibilities Related to Patient Privacy:
The incumbent is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with CITC’s privacy policies, procedures and practices, as required by federal and state law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider. Failure to comply with CITC’s policies and procedures on patient privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or membership or association with CITC.
The incumbent may access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent with is necessary to complete your job duties. The incumbent may only share such information with those who have a need to know specific patient information you have in your possession to complete their job responsibilities related to treatment, payment, or other CITC operations.
The incumbent is encouraged and expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding CITC’s policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation to coworkers, students, patients, and others in accordance with CITC policy.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
Strong understanding of child development and parent education.
Flexibility in work schedule is required to meet participant needs.
Physical requirements include sitting or standing for prolonged periods and the ability to stoop, bend, lift and reach with reasonable accommodation.
Regular attendance is required to maintain continuity of services.
Regular travel is required to conduct home-based activities.
Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field or year-for-year experience; and at least two years’ experience in service delivery. Experience in delivering home-based services is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, health, educational, training, and cultural needs of the Alaska Native and American Indian community.
Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.
Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance.
Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act.
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.