4. Natural Helper -PCIT Worker
The goal of the Natural Helper/ Parent Interactive Therapy (NH/PCIT) Program is to integrate the Natural Helpers/Community Health Worker (NH/CHWs) practice and with existing PCIT services, training and resources. ConnectFamilias in partnership with University of Miami, Mailman Center seeks to provide an alternative pathway for professional development of NH/CCHWs as a means to achieve this goal. To this end, the NH/PCIT project was developed, through a collaborative process, and builds on the work of previous Community Health Workers Curriculum which was originally developed in 2004.
Natural Helpers/ PCIT and Community Health Workers share similar features with regard to philosophy, preparation and training. However, there are some differences. While Community Health Workers focus on physical health and areas related to it, ConnectFamilias Natural Helpers/ PCIT workers focus on promoting protective factors of families with children with challenging behavior by working hand in hand with University of Miami PCIT Therapist. The NH/PCIT worker provides PCIT coaching at home and in the community based on their specialized training. In addition, NH/PCIT workers assist the families they serve to highlight their existing strengths and resources so that each family member can be linked to the resources and services that exist within the community. By combining these skills Natural Helpers/PCIT Workers are able to work as part of a holistic team to help to strengthen Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Parental knowledge of Child Development and Parenting Skills.
The Natural Helper/PCIT Worker must successfully complete and demonstrate basic competency at the completion of initial on the job training which will serve as the foundation for the work of NH/PCIT project. The training framework is based on core competencies for both Natural Helpers and PCIT and allows trainees to enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities. Training topics include: Communication and Education, Community Resource Identification, Client Advocacy, Foundations of PCIT, and Professional Responsibility.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants for NH-PCIT Worker position must fill out the an application form in order to apply.
The application must be received by via email at:
WHO SHOULD APPLY for
NH-PCIT Worker position?