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ABC Home Visiting Program Coordinator

Posted: 10/29/2019

Project Eagle is a program of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Institute for Community Engagement that provides home- and center-based early childhood education programs and support to Wyandotte County families with young children. Project Eagle is expanding their Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Home Visiting program through Family First Prevention Services Act funding through the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The ABC Home Visiting program was developed by researchers at the University of Delaware to help parents develop positive engagement and interaction with their infants and young children. Studies show that responsive and sensitive caregiving protects babies and young children from environmental stress and promotes secure attachment and self-regulation. ABC is a home-based parent-coaching program that supports caregivers in their innate ability to parent responsively and sensitively in order to help their children thrive cognitively and emotionally. The ABC Program Coordinator will provide supervision for four ABC Home Visitors and ongoing oversight of the ABC program. The ABC Coordinator will also provide weekly one-on-one home-based visits to a small caseload of families as needed and provide infant and early childhood mental health consultation to all Project Eagle home-based families as needed.

Required Qualifications
Licensed Masters-level Mental Health professional (i.e., 
LMSW or LPC) or ability to obtain license within six months of hire.
A minimum of three years of experience providing home visiting services.
Experience as a caregiver of young children in some capacity.
Experience working with parents of young children (birth to three years of age).
Ability to identify and respond to the varied cultural backgrounds of program participants.
Ability to establish and maintain productive, professional communication and working relationships with program participants and evaluation partners.
Ability to travel overnight a minimum of two times per year for training sessions related to the ABC program.
Willingness to deliver year-round home-based services on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families.
Excellent organizational skills. Strong computer skills.
Valid driver’s license and access to personal car on a daily basis.
Ability to work some evenings until 7 pm.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and skills in completing assessments and screening measures covering all areas affecting family functioning.

Hiring Range:

$50,000-$54,000

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Application Instructions: To learn more and apply online, please visit http://jobs.kumc.edu/postings/27291 or go to https://jobs.kumc.edu/ and search for position number 01203589.

*Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu.



 

Job Type: Full Time