Working with Children's Home Society, Ready for School, Ready for Life, and partners in the Get Ready Guilford Initiative, the Community Navigator will test aspects of a universal screening approach prenatally and at 12-, 24-, and 36-months. Piloting will take place in varied community locations, possibly to include OB and pediatric offices, community-based organizations, and others. The Community Navigator will implement the piloting of a universal screening process to offer the screening to pregnant women and families with young children. Learn more about the position here: https://chsnc.applicantpool.com/jobs/351470.html.
Connect with families at the specified points in time; review identified needs, risks, and strengths through predetermined universal screening tools and processes; work with families to explore options and interest in local resources and services; and refer families as needed.
Follow up with families after they have received referrals to community agencies to ensure connection to resources and to receive feedback about the referral and service receipt process.
Work with families in a respectful, family-centered manner, to support successful connections to community resources.
Enter data gathered from identified screening tools in a specified database following all appropriate data privacy practices, ensuring that only clients who have provided informed consent are entered into the database.
Monitor, track, and update information related to screening rates, participant screening demographics, number of pregnant women/children who are successfully screened, type and frequency of community referrals, number of families/children who are connected to each community service, timeliness of the process, and other metrics identified during the course of the pilot process.
Work with the planning team to develop measures related to acceptability of the process to families, providers, clinical and administrative personnel, and community programs.
Work with the planning team to assess feasibility of the navigator role, anticipating an expansion of the program after the pilot work.
Communicate with the Get Ready Guilford Initiative about the pilot process to share feedback and recommendations and gather information at the conclusion of the pilot, and as needed.
Work closely with the GRGI Community Alignment Specialist to maintain external connections with community and professional referral sources to meet families' needs.
Develop regular reports for initiative leaders describing progress on key program aspects and identifying challenges or programmatic needs.
Perform other duties related to initiative goals and projects as needed.
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
Requires five years of progressive experience in human services in the public sector, skill in interacting with medical providers, human service providers, and agency leaders, and an understanding of the role of evaluation in social services.
Relevant experience needed to respond to acute and chronic concerns and needs of families being interviewed.
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a range of community stakeholders.
The successful candidate will possess leadership skills, a willingness to take initiative, to be proactive, and to work independently as well as in teams.
Display sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license, adequate auto insurance, and have access to an operating vehicle to attend to CHS business