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ABC Home Visitor
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 to serve Wyandotte, Douglas, and Leavenworth counties in Kansas. The ABC program was developed through 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 Home Visitor will provide weekly one-on-one home-based visits to parents and provide feedback and coaching on specific parenting behaviors that lead to strong attachment and self-regulation. Project Eagle is in search of two ABC Home Visitors.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field of study.
A minimum of one year of experience conducting home visits.
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 for training sessions related to the ABC program as needed.
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, access to personal car on a daily basis, and ability to travel within the three county service area to conduct home visits.
Ability to work some evenings until 7 pm.
Master’s degree or graduate level course work in Social Work or closely related field of study. Experience delivering home-visiting services.
Knowledge and skills in completing assessments and screening measures covering all areas affecting family functioning.
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/27292 or go to https://jobs.kumc.edu/ and search for position number 01203590.
*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