The goals of Healthy Families America Program through Delaware HOPE are to improve birth outcomes, reduce rates of child abuse, strengthen families, enhance child health and developmental outcomes, and promote family stability and economic self-sufficiency to parents with substance use disorders
Provide intensive home visiting to low income pregnant women and their children up to three years of age. Nurses carry a case load of 10 high risk mothers and their children. Following evidence-based curriculum, “Partners for a Healthy Baby”, the nurse will provide support to family in areas such as family development, maternal and family health, preparing and caring for an infant or toddler, and infant and child development. The home visitor will be provided with weekly reflective supervision sessions to promote continued growth with the program. Individuals must be compassionate nurses with experience in maternal and infant health education, mothers impacted by mental health and substance abuse issues, and community nursing. Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, required. Must be flexible, with the ability to work some evenings. Eligible candidates will need to be RN with DE license. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish), desirable. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier. Must also have reliable transportation. Travel required to visit families, and to attend trainings and meetings. One nurse will be based out of Wilmington, serving families throughout New Castle County; another nurse will be based in Georgetown, serving families throughout Kent & Sussex Counties.
Full time (37.5 hrs/wk) w/ benefits.