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Magellan Health Services Lead New Parent Support Program Child and Family Specialist in Fort Riley, Kansas

Home Visitors provide support to all eligible families with expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age. This program seeks to support young military families which directly contribute to the military’s mission readiness, support family members’ adaptation to military life, enhance the knowledge and skills for healthy relationships that can provide safe, nurturing environments for children to prevent family violence.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Registered Nurses (RN) provide activities and services including information and referrals, parenting programs, respite care for children, and supervised play time for children. Families with children prenatal to 3 years old who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence can benefit from additional, more-intensive support from Home Visitors.

Regional Leads are assigned to three locations in the continental United States and provide part of the management structure that facilitates effective supervision and provides additional support to Home Visitors dealing with critical incidents.

Regional Leads are also Home Visitors who are supportive and caring LCSWs and RNs who have extensive experience working with Families and young children and are sensitive to the unique challenges faced by military Families. Home Visitors provide comprehensive services to support high-quality parenting in Families with expecting parents and children from birth to age three. They play a critical role in safeguarding early childhood experiences and fostering family resilience. The program provides regular opportunities to receive information and support including parenting classes and seminars, infant first-aid classes, play-groups and assistance with referrals to community services. Intensive home visitation services are also provided for Families that show risk factors for potential maltreatment.

• Provides effective, timely and confidential services for Families who have been assessed as being at risk for child maltreatment and/or Family violence.

• Protects the privacy and confidentiality of client information.

• Identifies and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse.

• Assesses developmental milestones and referral procedures for indicators of special needs or developmental delays.

• Assesses and strengthening adaptation to parenthood.

• Assesses and strengthening parental capacity for problem-solving, building and sustaining trusting relationships, and seeking help when necessary.

• Promotes developmentally appropriate parenting skills and disciplinary techniques, and parent and child communication skills.

• Facilitates informal and formal community networks to build positive relationships and reduce social isolation.

• Develops relationships with local community and military installation officials and organizations that can maximize effectiveness.

• Utilizes community-based services and formal and informal community networks to provide concrete support for families who may be in crisis.

• Utilizes methods for screening for, assessing, and addressing protective and risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect using a strengths-based Family centered developmental approach.

• Ensures data is entered into the Client Tracking System (CTS) including intake assessments, home visit progress notes, Family Service Plans and progress notes within 3 work days.

• Ensures data is entered into the CTS including the numbers of home visits, parenting/education classes, play groups, referrals made for community resources, hospital/clinic visits, and new cases established and closed cases.

• Participates in monthly conference calls and annual training events.

• Provides supervisory oversight to Site Managers assigned to their respective region.

Other Job Requirements


• Regional Leads must have at least five (5) years of direct work experience in child abuse or domestic abuse, or maternal or child health or medical social work.

• Licensed Clinical Social Workers must possess a current, valid, unrestricted clinical license and a master’s degree in Social Work to practice social work independently.

• Registered Nurses must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a current unrestricted license in one of the States or U.S. territories, and at least five (5) years of direct work experience with child abuse or domestic abuse, maternal or child health, public/community health, or mental health.

• Must have home visitation experience.

• Must complete and update criminal history background checks.

• Must complete Department of Defense Anti terrorism Standards Training.

• Must have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and ability to operate a motor vehicle.

• Must have working knowledge of basic computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel programs.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills necessary to relate to families (parents and children) from varied backgrounds.

• Strong organizational skills.

General Job Information


Lead New Parent Support Program Child and Family Specialist



Work Experience - Required


Work Experience - Preferred

Education - Required

Bachelors - Nursing, Masters - Nursing, Masters - Social Work

Education - Preferred

License and Certifications - Required

LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMFT - Licensed Marital and Family Therapist - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

This position may be eligible for short-term incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Magellan offers a broad range of health, life, voluntary and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing.

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.