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MOMS Home Visitor

Family and Children s Agency Inc
Norwalk, CT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
The MOMS Program provides in-home services for at-risk pregnant and parenting families. MOMS aims to teach positive parenting skills, promote healthy child development and empower parents to become self-sufficient. To do so, the program offers home visitation, brief in-home therapy, fatherhood support, and ongoing psychoeducational groups for clients.

Position Summary:

The MOMS Home Visitor performs regularly scheduled home visits for families with children ages birth to eight years old. Home Visits are conducted weekly or biweekly, focusing on child development, strengthening parenting skills, and promoting a positive parent child relationship. In addition, the home visitor provides case management to families as needed, and helps connect families with referrals to other community resources.

In addition to home visiting, the position is responsible for assisting the promotion and execution of ongoing group programming for clients. The MOMS Home Visitor performs outreach in the community to identify and recruit new clients.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide home visiting and case management services to a caseload of 10 to 12 families living in the Greater Norwalk Area.
  • Facilitate groups and workshops as assigned; assist with transportation and/or childcare to groups/events as needed.
  • Outreach to identify and recruit new clients for the MOMS Program
  • Connect clients with appropriate referrals to community resources, including health and social services
  • Accompany clients to medical and agency appointments as necessary
  • Serve as an advocate for clients with schools, health care, and agency providers
  • Provide accurate and relevant information on child development and child health and wellness
  • Identify client goals and work towards the attainment of client goals
  • Assist client in strengthening parenting skills and problem-solving skills
  • Help clients identify and use their informal support network
  • Participate in orientation and training sessions
  • Attend regularly scheduled supervision and staff meetings
  • Attend community and state-wide meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Complete all assigned paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain client records in online database

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must have awareness of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients served.
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Knowledge and expertise in the areas of child development, parenting, community resources, outreach, prenatal/post partum health care, and diverse populations
  • Bachelors preferred; Associate’s degree in human services, social work, early childhood education or related discipline required
  • Experience facilitating groups preferred
  • Must hold valid Connecticut drivers license
  • Must have reliable transportation

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to climb several flights of stairs
  • Must be able to work with clients in a variety of settings

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Must hold valid Connecticut driver’s license and be willing to drive to home visits within the community and collaborative meetings and trainings within the state
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule

FCA is proud to currently offer a hybrid working model to our employees. Employees enjoy a wide array of benefits that make up our competitive compensation package. We are proud to offer generous employer contributions to our medical plans, continued education credits offered at no cost, annual tuition reimbursement stipend, employer paid Life & LTD policies, FSA and Dependent Care, 401K with a match and safe harbor contribution and a generous vacation and time off policy to include Martin Luther King Jr Day and Juneteenth! We also offer employee discounts to multiple organizations, events and your cell phone plan. Our benefits don't stop there - we offer an EAP program, summer Fridays, employee appreciation events along with wellness incentives and challenges!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can join our talented group of diverse employees, please visit our website to view this job posting and apply. We look forward to sharing with you why we were named one of the top medium sized workplaces in Southern Connecticut for 6 years in a row. To learn more, visit our website and check out our opportunities!

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Family and Children s Agency Inc


Norwalk, CT
06854 USA