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Care Coordinator - Healthy Start

Company: WestCare
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationPembroke Pines - 1633 Poinciana Dr - Pembroke Pines, FLPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level4 Year DegreeSalary Range$21.63 - $21.63 HourlyJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesDescriptionPosition Summary:The Care Coordinator coordinates services for women and parents of infants who were screened for or referred to Healthy Start. Essential Job Functions:Responds to Healthy Start referrals in a timely manner consistent with Healthy Start requirements.Provide education and support in childbirth, breastfeeding, women's health, and parenting to pregnant women and families with children aged 0-3. Explain Healthy Start services to consumers, identify risk factors, and encourage consumers to participate.Develop cooperative working relationships with primary health care providers.Provide care coordination and referralsMaintain updated progress notes of services, referrals, and accomplishments in consumer files in a timely manner as outlined by Healthy Start Standards and GuidelinesAbility to maintain a caseload of approximately 40+ consumers per month.Attend staff meetings, training and in-service as assigned by the Program Director or required by the agency.Ability to provide short-term psychosocial care, if qualifications are metEnsures that all clients records are accurate, current and updated on a regular basis.Provide referral information to educate and improve clients knowledge and understanding of available community resources, as well as link clients to services that support the well-being of women during pregnancy and/or during childs infancy (e.g., WIC, food banks, housing, mental health service, etc.). The referrals or information provided should be based on the risks identified through the prenatal or infant screen and/or the initial contact interview. Intake coordinator may facilitate the referral process, to ensure client is connected.Ensure referrals, as well as closures, have been appropriately linked and documented within the database system and agency data function.Ensure required efforts are made when attempting to reach clients, as stated in the programs guidelines.Follow appropriate telephone etiquette when answering incoming calls, when leaving messages (e.g., identify yourself and program, speak clearly when leaving messages, etc.) and or taking messages accurately by verifying callers information.Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of maternal/child health issues that are deemed risk factors during pregnancy and early childhood.Generate necessary correspondence in compliance with program guidelines of expected communications with clients and providers.Responsible for maintaining established quantity and quality standards.Professional work documentation and time management skills.Develop and maintain good working knowledge of the Well Family System and State of Florida Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines.Ensure referrals, as well as closures, have been appropriately linked and documented within the database system and agency data function.QualificationsEssential Qualifications:Education:Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a degree human services, social sciences, social work, nursing, health education, health planning, healthcare administration, or related field is requiredGraduation from an accredited masters program with a degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field is preferredExperience and Competencies: 2 years of public health/community development experience is required. Bilingual is preferredMust have reliable means of transportationCPR Certification, First Aid Certification and an annual Tuberculosis test.Ability utilize Microsoft Office Software SuiteAbility to provide an Affidavit of Good Moral CharacterClearance in Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Records Checks, as required.During your tenure with WestCare there may be new requirements, including, but not limited to vaccinations that are issued by local, State, Federal, and/or Funders that WestCare may have to comply with. Should this occur Human Resources or appropriate personnel will inform you.WestCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at WestCare is contingent uponsuccessful completion of a pre-employment drug test,pre-employment physical and criminal background check.

Keywords: WestCare, Hollywood , Care Coordinator - Healthy Start, Other , Hollywood, Florida

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