First Steps Community Health Worker/PASOs team member

Job Description

Time:     40hrs /week

Days per year: 245

The PASOs Community Health Worker/First Steps Specialist will assist families with developmental screening in home visits in the Berkeley-Dorchester County area.

Access to services (50%)

  • Conduct intake interviews in person or over the phone
  • Refer clients to resources as needed and in accordance with PASOs standards and protocols
  • Conduct home visits
  • Administer the ASQ3 screenings to children between the ages of 0-5 during home visits with families
  • Provide follow up support and assistance in navigation of relevant referrals and benefits
  • Provide support and education to parents in subject related to their child’s development including health, literacy and education.

Program Administrative Support and Training (25%)

  • Maintain records of all:
    • Outreach events conducted
    • Phone calls made and received (from promotores and families)
    • Referrals made and received
    • Trainings attended
    • Meetings attended
    • The number of ASQs administered and results of screenings
  • Meet consistently with PASOs Program Coordinator and make reports and referrals as needed
  • Participate in bi-annual PASOs training workshops
  • Participate in monthly PASOs conference calls
  • Participate in quarterly staff and board meetings for Berkeley County First Steps

Outreach (25%)

  • Work with the Program Coordinator and Promotores to organize outreach
  • Help organize outreach to the Latino community for enrollment in the program
  • Attend community meetings as a PASOs or as a Berkeley County First Steps representative as needed
  • Promote First Steps and PASOs in Berkeley and Dorchester County, SC

Minimum Training/Education

  • Associates Degree in Human Services field or equivalent
  • One year experience working or volunteering with the Hispanic community of the Charleston area.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)
  • Case management experience

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word-Excel-Powerpoint-Outlook
  • Some college or equivalent experience
  • Experience with databases
  • Ability to multi-task a variety of functions
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills to be able to interact with all levels of personnel in an academic and community setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated / require little supervision

Berkeley County First Steps Inclusion Assistant/Para Professional PT/15 Hours per week

Inclusion Assistant/Para Professional PT/15 Hours per week

Job Description

Berkeley County First Steps is hiring a Nurturing Parenting Program Facilitator!

The NPP Facilitator will facilitate monthly parenting groups using the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of how culture influences parenting dispositions and will be able to respond with appropriate parenting techniques and resources. We are looking for a candidate with superior interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively as an educator in both large and small group settings. Must be able to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment and develop strong rapport with parents and children.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training and help plan the program prior to administering
  • Develop and maintain a service relationship with family and help design and implement a service plan
  • Assist in recruiting and enrolling parents to the program
  • Assist the planning and implementation of appropriate NP curriculum for referred parents
  • Provide a combination of virtual (during Covid) and in-person group-based instructional sessions
  • Responsible for room preparation before and clean-up after each group-based session
  • Presents handouts and supplies needed for each session
  • Presents lesson plans and ensures smooth flow of activities
  • Provide parents with referrals to mental health, social service and healing supports as appropriate
  • Organization and maintenance of client information and data entry of case notes within 24 hours of service. Requirements: recordkeeping and copying of necessary information, dissemination to appropriate individuals within the agency based on program standards.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the designated sites in the community. This may involve travel to rural locations; Remote and virtual sessions will be performed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interacts verbally with coworkers and representatives from outside agencies
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s college degree in a human services field or related field is preferred
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a safe driving record
  • Case Management: 1 year
  • Must be available during the evenings and weekends


(One or more is preferred)

  • Coaching, home visitation, community engagement, rapport building, group facilitation, relationship management, experience with expectant, immigrant, neuro-diverse families, and/or children birth to age 5
  • Bilingual fluency
  • Experience with facilitating the Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively and respectfully with a broad range of diverse constituents, including parents/guardians
  • Self-starter with the ability to think and act independently and problem solve, manage multiple priorities effectively, and adapt quickly
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues prevalent in underserved and hard to reach communities.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • PTO
  • Opportunities for career growth & advancement
  • Professional development & continuing education
  • Flexible Work Schedule

Applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.

Berkeley County First Steps is committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Berkeley County First Steps does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Please send resume and cover letter that explains your interest and experience in working with Berkeley County First Steps to: