Performs support services via home visits and in a classroom setting designed to provide psychological and educational support and counseling to new parents to include providing education in: positive parenting skills, promoting a healthy pregnancy, promoting positive parent-child attachment behaviors, recognizing newborn infant cues/behaviors, and promoting effective couples communication to promote healthy relationships and prevent family violence.
Provides information and education on the use of available services and refers parents to appropriate military and civilian agencies for assistance and support for: assessment of at risk behaviors; enhancing the parents’ role in parenting a newborn/child; and role modeling and mentoring.
Plans, develops, and implements programming designed to build and enhance strengths that individual (s) and families bring to the parenting role to enhance parent-child attachment. Develops and delivers parent education programs to foster skill development, aid in child abuse prevention and promote good overall mental health.
Conducts clinical assessments of families and children receiving services and collaborates with related agencies to offer appropriate and necessary services. Provides early intervention services to first-time parents and families at risk, and collaborates with the family and appropriate agencies to develop methods to achieve prescribed goals and enhance successful parenting. Consults with local hospital professionals regarding aspects of abuse and identification of at-risk individuals and families.
Establishes and maintains professional contacts to stay abreast of: research, education, training and clinical practice to enhance and maintain the Marine Corps New Parent Support Program (NPSP) program.
Maintains individual case records IAW with prescribed regulations and ensures confidentiality and security of case information. Handles sensitive information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. Safeguards sensitive information and prevents unauthorized reading, printing, retaining, copying or dissemination of information, messages, or correspondence in accordance with rules and regulations such as those covered by the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191, and DoD Directive 6025.18. Notifies the higher level supervisor and senders immediately when proprietary information has been released and advises on how to properly recover, and/or protect information.
Markets the NPSP through a variety of venues including but not limited to; articles in the installation newspaper, participating in orientation briefings, creating brochures to provide information on the NPSP, and participates in special events such as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.
May travel to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings.
Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor.