Indl Family Support Coord
Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 9, 2021
The Individual Family Support Coordinator will support Beaumont
Health patients identified as elevated risk for postpartum mood and
anxiety disorders and will supply parent education and support to
Beaumont families through virtual classes and support groups. The
Individual Family Support Coordinator will recruit, train, and
supervise qualified volunteers to aid in these endeavors. Will work
with proper staff and community agencies to gather information and
resources for individual families.
- Determine mothers at elevated risk for developing postpartum
mood disorders through completed inpatient EPDS scores, referrals
from Social Work, physician referrals, and self-referrals. Contact
these patients to decide their needs and provide education,
resources, and/or referrals. Document contacts and actions
- The Individual Family Support Coordinator will conduct weekly
virtual Postpartum Adjustment Support Groups and follow up with
families as needed.
- Develop and conduct a virtual class for prenatal parents to
educate about the major transition to parenthood and how to help
facilitate this transition. Participants will be assisted in
developing realistic expectations of parenthood, effective
communication strategies with their partners, and coping skills.
The class may include an overview of baby care basics,
breastfeeding basics, and perinatal mood disorders. Relevant
resources will be provided.
- Development, coordination, and supervision of weekly virtual
Parent Connection Groups for parents who delivered at each Beaumont
hospitals. These groups will include an educational component, as
well as a socialization component, to facilitate the development of
a support system for participating families.
- Inform health care providers of the education, support, and
resources available to parents. Keep providers informed of
resources and training available to them about perinatal mood
disorders and their treatment. Communicate with providers to find
other services that would benefit their patients.
- Act as a resource on parenting and perinatal mood disorders for
patients, hospital staff, and healthcare providers.
- Attend conferences, webinars, and local educational
opportunities to expand knowledge and skills and to keep up to date
of current information about perinatal mood disorders and early
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and
authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list
of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore,
that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond
those explicitly described.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
- Education / Training:
- Completion of degree in nursing or social service related
field. Prefer BS, MA, MS, MSW. MA or MS/MSW required for student
- Work Experience:
- Experience supervising volunteers; education or extensive
knowledge in infant development, parenting issues, group dynamics,
and perinatal mood disorders.
- Certification, Licensure, Registration:
- Must have current state license (Nursing, Social Work, or
- Completion of training in perinatal mood disorders through
Postpartum Support International, or an equivalent level is
strongly preferred. Can be completed in the first year.
- Other Qualifications:
- Excellent interpersonal skills; computer skills in Microsoft
Office, web-based systems, and knowledge of community resources.
Extensive work with supervising volunteers. Work in hospital and
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