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Indl Family Support Coord

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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 taken.
  • 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 parenthood.

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 internship supervision.
  • 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 Counseling).
  • 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 community setting.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Indl Family Support Coord, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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