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Healthy Steps Specialist II

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS A TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE. FLU VACCINES ARE REQUIRED. ARKANSAS CHILDREN'S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS.

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Work Shift:

Please see job description for details.

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC095904 Primary Care Clinic

Summary:

ACNW/Springdale Primary Care Clinic - Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (no weekends or holidays) - Master's degree in Social Work + 1 year related experience + professional certification required

The Healthy Steps Specialist is an early child development expert who will join the pediatric primary care team in Arkansas Children’s Care Network clinic to provide interventions, referrals, and follow-up for families with patients ages 0-3 for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral issues. The HealthySteps Specialist builds strong relationships with families and providers to increase the efficiency of the medical system and support team-based comprehensive care.

Additional Information:

ACNW/Springdale Primary Care Clinic

Full-time Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (no weekends or holidays)

Required:

  • Master's degree in Social Work

  • 1 year related experience

  • Professional certification required

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Recommended Education:

Required Work Experience:

Related Field - 1 year of experience

Recommended Work Experience:

Required Certifications:

1 of the following certifications is required -

Recommended Certifications:

Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) - Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling, LMSW - Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Description

1. Promotes integrated behavioral health and evidence based pediatric intervention within the primary care practice to families and providers: Conducts team-based well-child visits before, during, or following the primary care provider Visits focus on monitoring development, social-emotional functioning, and relational health, and providing anticipatory guidance. Conducts consultations on a short-term basis for needs regarding development and/or behavioral concerns. Maintains a child development support line and responds to / tracks call requests.

2. Coordinates medical, specialty, and community agency appointments as needed. Provides referrals and tracks follow-up to help families make successful connections to key resources within the community. Develops and maintains relationships with community providers of health and social services. Participate in community-wide early childhood learning collaboratives or work groups.

3. Partner to implement the HealthySteps model in the Primary Care practice and attends all related trainings: Ensure scheduling of time in coordination with provider visits. Engages in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to ensure the model is delivered. Collaborates to implement all eight Core Components including universal screenings, making positive parenting and early learning guidance information available, and adjusting workflows for optimal efficiency. Maintains open communication with all members of the primary care team and providers on care coordination, goal setting, coaching, and education about key aspects of a child’s development. Provides consultation and/or facilitates training to medical professionals and all practice staff.

4. Maintains all data and records required to meet metrics including both internal and external referrals. Collaborates with Implementation Team to complete required annual site reporting, which may include analysis of both external database files and Epic data reports. Documents all patient clinical activity and care coordination in the electronic medical record. Tracks caseload to ensure capacity to deliver services within the risk-stratified service delivery model and program transitions are supported.