New Parent Support Home Visitor

Washington Navy Yard, D.C
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the provision of parent education and support services by means of home visitation as a member of the New Parent Support Program (NPSP).
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This position is located in the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). The Fleet and Family Support; Program (FFSP)is the Navy's primary agency for the delivery of an array of human services intended to enhance the stability and self-sufficiency of individuals and families, resulting in increased operational readiness. All FFSP direct services are provided by the regional storefronts, and they fall into three main categories: Career/Retention, Deployment/Readiness, and Crisis Response. Diverse methods for delivering services include providing information and referral, educational instruction or training and professional counseling. The position is the health care and/or social science Professional in the New Parent Support Program. The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the provision of parent education and support services by means of home visitation as a member of the New Parent Support Program (NPSP). The program is designed to provide home-based education for child abuse/neglect prevention services to expectant and new military parents. The incumbent is an integral part of the assessment, referral and perinatal care of Navy families serviced under this program.

Under the direction of Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP) Services/FAR NPSP will provide coordination, technical expertise, and management of a program that provides services for community based families to provide education and support for at risk parents.

Duties are to include:

Serve as the local program coordinator for the NPS program at the Fleet and Family Support Center. Primary function of the position is to oversee and advise on services involving the assessment and identification of risk factors for family abuse. Program provides home visits to alleviate conditions which cause exacerbate family violence, (e.g., child growth and development, infant newborn behavior, stressors associated with new parenting role). Develops and oversees the development of intervention plans for identified families collaborating with other agencies when required. Assesses bonding, maternal-child attachment, and psychological support. Assesses and observes the family members, and others: observes the environment; reviews psychological history and takes appropriate action. Assesses the developmental status of children in client families and develops a care plan to address identified developmental delays. Crisis intervention skills are required.

Plans,coordinates and implements program to provide education and support services for expectant parents during their pregnancy including prenatal/postpartum education programs with individualized center and home-based assessment and follow-ups. Independently plans and carries out work in the operation of the New Parent Support Program. Oversees case management activities for NPSP to ensure goals and physical, mental, and educational individual/family needs in relation to pregnancy, early childhood development, and personal life skills are met.

Provides technical expertise for New Parent Support Support Program, Determines materials, equipment, supplies, and facilities needed for the NPSP. Develops annual financial data for administration and budgeting when requested.

Maintains record keeping and quality assurance audits for NPS program. ensures compliance with Family Advocacy NPS program Quarterly Report submissions, and other requirements of local management information system. Supervises the maintenance of case files in order to compile statistics to document work and program data in accordance with local CAPS requirements.

Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations of the New Parent Support Program in accordance with established Navy Family Advocacy Program and Department of Defense prevention standards. Establishes close liaison with local military and community agencies or groups who can provide appropriate preventative interventions to select military families. Consults with Family Advocacy Program staff on family violence cases. Exercises professional judgment in the release/exchange of sensitive/regulated information. Responsible for coordination with a variety of military civilian and professional representatives, and organizations who are concerned with the same client or group of clients.

Identifies and attends trainings to meet required continuing education in child development, family violence dynamics, and other topics as appropriate. Markets prenatal and postnatal home visiting program. Provides health care education and assist individuals in accessing appropriate health care resources. Gives educational, and marketing presentations t Navy Community Programs staff, military treatment facility personnel (such as Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Family Practice Practice and CAPS), civilian community hospital staff and local agencies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a drivers license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.


Knowledge of case management and care of mothers and babies throughout the maternity cycle is required. Extensive specialized training in order to perform in the highly specialized area of prevention services to at-risk individuals, communities, etc; intervention in the area of family violence; provide liaison services; identify program goals; and perform comprehensive assessments. Requires knowledge of family violence dynamics, principles of child abuse identification and family groups who react to their circumstances with impulsive behavior that may be self-destructive or depredatory.

Knowledge of state and federal laws and procedures, which govern the reporting of domestic violence, suspected child abuse/neglect and child sexual abuse. Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and associated stressors that can impact family development and unity during child bearing years. Knowledge of Navy instructions, which provide technical and theoretical framework of Navy FAP. Knowledge of Navy FFSC and CAPS programs with its range of services and community based programs and referrals. Requires three or more years work experience working in related field with home visiting experience.

Knowledge and ability to implement and manage comprehensive service delivery system of an early intervention education and support program, with home visitations targeting at-risk expectant and new parents. Ability to make independent conclusions as to appropriate actions. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and the ability to remain objective under stressful situations.

Knowledge of military organizations missions, lifestyles, and associated stressors that can impact family development and unity during childbearing years.

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals during routine and crisis situations, including those individuals in medical, legal, and social service military and civilian communities.



Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field with specialization in child development or Bachelor's degree in counseling, or other related behavior or social services with specialization in maternal/child health issues and/or public health. AND four years experience providing home visitation services.


A Masters degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. A current state license or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner and two years of experience providing home visitation services are required.

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.

OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment

Proof of education and state license must be submitted for consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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