YWCA Metro St. Louis
  • 12-Jun-2019 to 11-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Community & Social Services
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 11 paid holidays, 403b, PTO, FSA


Prenatal Service Worker

Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to ensure the YWCA Pregnant Women offers, implements and maintains support to expectant mothers and families enrolled throughout their pregnancy and provide Home-based services until baby enters center-based setting. 

Job Responsibilities:

Recruit and enroll eligible pregnant women for program utilizing electronic family records and document outcomes in expectant women family records

Provide expectant mother's orientation, pre and postpartum assessments and offer Pregnant Women program opportunity to develop culturally competent goals to support pregnant woman from conception up to 6 month postpartum

Assist families with identifying, obtaining and maintaining medical insurance, prenatal and dental care, well baby visits, screenings and other pertinent medical needs within the first trimester or within 30 days of enrollment and through pregnancy and delivery

Provide or secure prenatal education on fetal development and the risk presented from drug use including smoking and drinking; equip expectant families with tools for labor and delivery; and provide postpartum follow up including but not limited to: whole self-care, postpartum depression and the benefits of breastfeeding

Assist with arrangement, coordination, implementation of socialization activities for expectant mothers and family enrolled in program

Provide EHS Home Based services to families as needed and ensure all EHS requirements are met as outlined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards

Work closely with the Prenatal Services Manager and other program staff, consultant's community collaborations to provide comprehensive services to expectant families and actively participate when and where needed to support the overall program

Actively participate in meetings and trainings, remain current on health related trends and information pertaining to infant mortality, etc.

Job Requirements:

Must have a working knowledge of local community resources for pregnancy, labor, delivery and family empowerment; family values, beliefs, traditions and cultural influences

Expert knowledge of child development focusing on the first years of life

Ability to problem solve and use of effective communication and verbal skills

Ability to multi-task, manage time and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

Effective verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, including computer skills

Ability to relate well and coordinate with people from diverse backgrounds, use of appropriate verbal and non-verbal messages and listening skills

Must have and maintain valid driver's license and be willing to recruit within the community

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education preferred; must have or be willing to obtain a CDA in Infant and Toddler setting or Home Based OR 120 clock hours within the 8 CDA subject areas focused on prenatal, birth 3 years within the last 5 years and 480 hours along with experience working with prenatal families, birth 5 years.

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