South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency

3104 SE Old Olympic Highway
Shelton , WA

Home Visitor/Family Support

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency
Shelton, WA Full time
Posted on March 11, 2018

Job Description

       Home Visitor/Family Support

                                                                                                                                                                 Healthy Families Program – Pierce TANF Office

Department:                 Programs

Reportto:                    Healthy Families Program Coordinator

FLSA Classification:       Non-Exempt

Range:                           6/7


Healthy Families Program, Home Visitor

The HomVisitor provides in-homvisitatioservices and case management to families with children, prenatal to age 3. Primarfocus is on supporting families by providing them child development information, healthy pregnancy information, and parenting skill development, including traditional parenting practices.  The home visitor will also provide developmental screenings, teach parenting groups, make referrals for additional resources, and assist parents (expectant mothers, fathers, grandparents, legal guardians) in setting goals. Position ilocated at the SPIPA TANF office in Tacoma, WA.



·         Carry a caseload of 15 – 18 families, providing a minimum of 10 – 15 home visits per month; including routine and consistent follow up.

·         Implement the Parents As Teachers curriculum.

·         Providculturally appropriate parent instruction and delivery of childevelopment information to tribafamilies ithe Pierce County service area

·         Provide information about healthy pregnancies and promote breastfeeding

·         Support parents in developing effective parenting strategies

·         Conduct reliable and valid developmental screening of all children in the program

·         Provide resource referrals to local, tribaand communitservices

·         Teach/Facilitate monthly parent/family group meetings using Parents As Teachers curriculum

·         Modepositivparenting strategies to assist parents/families to more effectivelraise theichildreand provide a safe and effectivlearninenvironment

·         Adhere to the mission of the HealthFamilies Project and promote cultural preservation and traditional parenting practices

·         Recruifamilies for participatioin project

·         Attend required training anmeetings

·         Represent the homvisitation program at various tribal and locaevents isupporting tribafamilies and theichildren

·         Complete and submit reports from all visits and group activities

·         Complete and submit all other required program data entry, evaluatioand financiareports withitimelines as required

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as determine bimmediate supervisor or program coordinator

·         Helfamilies improve economiself-sufficiencby promoting job preparation, work and healthrelationships.

·         Providreferral services in prevention efforts of teen pregnancies

·         Encourage and promote involvement of both parents ichildhood development.

·         Provide opportunities for parents to learn multiple skills that will assist them in:  developing and maintaining positive, healthy relationships and stable environments for their children; coping with demands of modern families; maintaining traditional values and parenting skills

·         Assist with the set up and cleanup of classes, events, meetings and activities

·         Work with Activities Assistant to create mailers for events and send to client lists


The Home Visitor, as an employee of the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, is expected to collaborate, engage, and work closely with all SPIPA programs to fully support the agency’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values in accordance with all agency directives.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


·         Extensive Knowledge of child development, best parenting practices, and healthy family structure

·         Knowledge of healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding

·         Knowledge of local, tribal, and community resources

·         Understanding of early childhood screening processes for ages birth-3 years

·         Ability to form partnerships with a variety of agencies

·         Ability to drive to home visits and meetings

·         Ability to form close, caring, non-judgmental relationships with parents/caregivers

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, verbally and in writing

·         Working knowledge of data collection and computer system processes

·         Ability to demonstrate knowledge and respect of tribal culture and values of the tribal community.

·         Ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively with others as a team to develop projects

·         Ability to gain an understanding of Federal TANF regulations and Federal/Tribal Indian Child Welfare services

·         Must have knowledge of TANF Program

·         Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing

·         Must have strong computer skills with three plus years using Microsoft Office or similar software


·         Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field and a minimum of one year experience providing services to families; or

Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or a related field and two years of experience working with families; or High School Diploma/GED and three years of experience working in Early Childhood Education/ Development with families.

·         Successful completion of the Parents As Teachers Certification as soon as this training is available is required.

·         Attend all trainings and become qualified with screening tools ASQ 3 & ASQ Social/Emotional (Ages & Stages); Completion of Questionnaire and Life Skills Progression (LSP) scale required.

·         Two years’ experience working directly with Native American communities and tribal families preferred.

·         Previous experience with data management systems (preferably PENELOPE), including regular and consistent data entry/input experience.

·         Must have CPR & First Aid training or obtain within 60 days of hire.

·         Strong computer skills with three years’ experience with Microsoft Office.

·         Valid Washington State Driver’s License.

·         Must pass a background investigation, including relevant criminal history and a pre-employment drug test.

Physical Abilities:  Bending at the waist; sitting for extendeperiods of time; dexterity of hands anfingerto operate a computer keyboard; hearing anspeaking to exchanginformation; seeing to read reports and data; occasionallliftinmedium objects generallless than 20 pounds.  Travel to other SPIPA or Tribalocations.  Ability to operate a motor vehiclsafely.


Salary/FringBenefits:  Compensation for this position has a startinrange of $19.66 to $21.87/hr. DO(based o37.5 hour work week) Benefits include medical, dentalvision, life insurancand agenccontribution to a retirement program.


Confidentiality:  This position mahavknowledge of confidentiapersonainformation regarding others.  The employee will be required tsign a ConfidentialitAgreement.


Equal Opportunity:  SPIPiaequaopportunitemployer.  However, NativAmerican preference appliein that we seek to hirqualified enrolled members of SPIPconsortium TribesfederallrecognizeTribes or Alaskan Natives Minimum qualifications must be fullmet for alapplicants to bconsiderefor employment.


Drug-Free Workplace:  SPIPicommitted to providing a drug-free workplacfor its employeesvolunteers and the communitiserves This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment drug test.


TApply:Complete a SPIPEmployment Applicatioform and send witcover letter stating why you believe you are the best qualified applicant with resumincluding three worrelated references to:

Dolly Garcia, Human Resources Manager

SoutPuget Intertribal PlanninAgency

3104 SOlOlympiHwy

Shelton, W 98584



SPIPA application is available on line at or by calling (360) 426-3990


  Open untifilled. First screening begins Friday, March 23, 2017