Nationwide Children's Hospital

Home Visitor: Healthy Families America (Ohio Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program)

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/10/2022 7:53 AM)
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Home Visitor: Healthy Families America



The Family Advocacy Clinician 1 provides general child and family advocacy, interventions, counseling support and prevention services to individuals at The Center For Family Safety and Healing. This clinician works under the supervision of an independently licensed supervisor when relevant, within the scope of their training or licensure, and consistent with hospital policies. This clinician upholds the fundamental principles and expectations defined in the agency partnership memorandum of understanding, and are accountable for maintaining productive partner relationships.

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

Why Nationwide Children’s Hospital?


The moment you walk through our doors, you feel it. When you meet our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Where Passion Meets Purpose.


Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.


We’re 14,000 strong. And it takes every one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids around the world we’ll never meet. Kids who live healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.


Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


Under the direction of their immediate supervisor, the Family Advocacy Clinician 1:

  1. 1. Provides general child and family advocacy, interventions, and counseling support and prevention to individuals who present to The Center for Family Safety and Healing either within the Child Assessment Center, the Home Visitation Programs, or related policy, education, intervention or prevention services.
  2. Meet with families in their homes (or other identified community setting) to deliver services, provide parenting education, offer support, and problem solving skills daily.
  3. Develop family service plans in collaboration with families that incorporate the families strengths, visions, goals and priorities.
  4. Utilize developmental screening instruments for children birth to age three.
  5. Involve families as active team members in the screening, parenting education, ongoing assessments and intervention processes.
  6. Educate families as to expected developmental milestones for their child as well as the importance of routine medical and health services.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of basic knowledge of relevant federal and state legislation (IDEA, Part C) and regulations, as well as local county-specific HMG policies.
  8. Link parents and children to appropriate resources within Franklin County.
  9. Understand, appreciate and implement family-centered, linguistically and culturally appropriate approaches in family's everyday routines and activities
  10. Provide services which are culturally sensitive to the families being served.
  11. Participate in peer supervision, group supervision, and individual supervision as required.
  12. Is available to provide services within the community as appropriate and follows all hospital policies regarding off-site work. Maintains sound working knowledge of community resources.
  13. Completes all required documentation and paperwork requirements in a competent, legible, and timely manner consistent with legal and agency policy or program mandates.
  14. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication with peers, supervisors, and partners.
  15. Maintains ongoing professional development activities required to provide competent services and as defined by relevant licensing authorities, as well as continuing learning expectations required by NCH. Provides documentation of these activities to their supervisor in a timely manner.
  16. Responds to emergency and crisis situations as required and consistent with departmental expectations.
  17. Assures confidentiality of clients at all times and complies with related hospital privacy policies.
  18. Understands and can articulate mandated reporting laws.
  19. Participates in research activity as relevant to their scope of work.
  20. Maintains professional relationships with coworkers, assures a professional and organized work environment, and complies with general hospital policy.



  1. Bachelor's Degree in social work, counseling, or related field; prefer State of Ohio licensure in social work or counseling (LSW, PC).
  2. At least 4 years of experience working in social services field with at least 2 years' experience working with domestic violence victims.
  3. Knowledge of interpersonal family violence. Demonstrates awareness of diversity issues and provides culturally sensitive services to clients.
  4. Knowledge of community systems that support an effective response for victims of interpersonal family violence.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers, and to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
  6. Ability to manage confidential information in a complex hospital environment and community settings.


Sitting Constantly Talking on phone/in person

Frequently Typing on a keyboard

Frequently Standing/walking


The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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