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Prenatal Service Worker - MO

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Company Name:YWCA Metro St. Louis
Location:MO
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$15.00 - Hourly
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Description

Prenatal Service Worker

Purpose

To ensure the YWCA Head Start/Early Head Start program offers, implements and maintains home visitation services and support to expectant mothers and families enrolled in the services to pregnant women throughout the pregnancy and provide home based services until baby enters EHS

Job Responsibilities:

Serve as an expert on pregnancy and the delivery process and child development through home visiting, bi-monthly group socializations and other agency activities

Provide case management to the families through the use of community resources and services offered by the Early Head Start program to strengthen their family roles and promote self sufficiency and self advocacy

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

Provide 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 post-partum follow up including but not limited to; whole self care, postpartum depression and the benefits of breast feeding

Provide home based services to families once the pregnant woman delivers

Work closely with administrators, other service area staff and through community collaboration to provide comprehensive services to expectant families and actively participate when and where needed to support the overall program

Job Requirements:

Expert knowledge on pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as whole self care, pre and post partum health and parenting skills

Must have a working knowledge of local community resources for pregnancy, labor, delivery and family empowerment

Knowledge of 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

Education Requirements:

Four (4) year college education; preferably in Early Childhood Education: OR

CDA in I/T or Home Visitor OR 120 clock hours within the 8 CDA subject areas focused on prenatal, birth 3 years within the last 5 years and 480 hours experience working with families with children prenatal, birth - 5



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