Reports to: Welcome Baby Program Director
Hours: This is a part-time AmeriCorps service position.
Part-time AmeriCorps members are required to serve 900 hours
Location: This is a remote position that will serve in Box Elder
How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Hannah Kenny
(Welcome Baby Program Director) at email@example.com.
ABOUT WELCOME BABY
Welcome Baby is a free home visitation program that promotes
healthy, secure, and enjoyable new beginnings for parents, new
babies, and their family members. This is a self-appointed parent
education program for which a visit protocol, evidence-based
curriculum, individualized parent education plan, and a specific
home visit framework has been developed. For the past 6 years,
Welcome Baby has been serving families in Weber and Box Elder
Counties. However, beginning January 2021, this program will begin
a statewide expansion and will offer home visitation in Summit,
Weber, Box Elder, Davis, and Salt Lake Counties. Over the next 3
years, our goal is to make Welcome Baby available to all families
ABOUT THE POSITION
AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that address
critical community needs in our nation. The Welcome Baby Program is
funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community
Service (CNCS) and the Utah State Commission on Volunteers, and
offers people of all ages the opportunity to provide valuable
service to families and their young children in their community
while gaining job experience and valuable life skills.
This is a remote position that will operate in Box Elder county,
working to recruit and train new home visitors to see existing
Welcome Baby families. Additionally, this position will work to
enroll new families into the Welcome Baby program by partnering
with Playgroups and other community agencies. The AmeriCorps member
will serve as a Home Visitation Coordinator, working to promote the
importance of early childhood education and parent support in their
community by working directly with families to educate them on the
importance and value of home visitation, assess the families' needs
to get them enrolled into the Welcome Baby program and make the
necessary agency referrals to connect them with resources in the
community. In addition to conducting Welcome Baby home visits, the
AmeriCorps member will recruit community volunteers (home visitors)
to provide monthly in-home visits and mentor families. The
AmeriCorps member will oversee the training of home visitors,
manage their home visit assignments and be responsible for
collecting and managing data on all families enrolled in the
program. Additionally, the AmeriCorps members will provide every
family with information on the importance of regular ASQ
developmental screenings, complete the first ASQ screening should
the family accept and refer the family to Help Me Grow Utah to
continue receiving regular developmental screenings throughout
their time enrolled in Welcome Baby.
The AmeriCorps member will be responsible to ensure that each of
their assigned Welcome Baby families receives a monthly home visit,
either through a home visitor or by the AmeriCorps Member themself.
The member is responsible for tracking monthly home visit reports,
bi-annual parent assessments, ASQ screenings, and other data
related to grant reporting needs and program performance
This is an unpaid position. However, during their 12-month term
of service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance
within federal AmeriCorps National Service Program guidelines. The
living allowance ($610.42) will be paid monthly through the United
Way of Northern Utah payroll.
At the end of their term of service, AmeriCorps Members receive
an education award that can be used for eligible student loans,
tuition, or other education-related expenses ($6,345 for full-time
positions or $3,172.50 for part-time positions). If the AmeriCorps
Member is over the age of 55, they may gift their education award
to a child or grandchild. A health insurance subsidy and qualified
child care expense reimbursement is available for full-time
AmeriCorps Members (1,700 hours) who do not have other health
insurance. All AmeriCorps Members are eligible to receive
forbearance of payments on current student loans.
Members can serve in this role for two (2) consecutive years if
full-time or four (4) consecutive years if part-time.
- Provide assessment and home visitation referral to families in
Box Elder county.
- Recruit, train, supervise and support a group of home visitor
volunteers to help provide monthly home visits to families enrolled
in the Welcome Baby Program.
- Provide Welcome Visit (first-time Welcome Baby visit) to new
families and ongoing regular visits if there are no home visitors
to provide regular visits.
- Work closely with program staff to determine best practices for
supporting families with young children in Box Elder, as well as
referring families and individuals to community resources.
- Input, collect and report monthly home visit reports from
Welcome Baby home visitors, bi-annual parent assessments and other
- Educate families on the importance of the ASQ screening,
complete first-time screening, and ensure regular screenings are
completed with Help Me Grow Utah.
- Complete a minimum of 50 community service hours to support
various local non-profit agencies, and participate in the annual
AmeriCorps MLK Day of Service and 9/11 Day of Remembrance.
- Attend orientation and program training, complete ongoing
training requirements and attend any additional conferences or
in-services as specified.
- Meet all the requirements of your contractual agreement
(explained at orientation).
- Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or
equivalent, and be a United States citizen or permanent
- Background in Early Childhood Development or related is
- Bilingual- fluent in English and Spanish is preferred.
- Criminal history background checks are conducted on all
AmeriCorps members when an offer is made. The term of service is
always contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background
check and national sex offender check.
- Commitment to fulfilling an entire term of service (one year)
with the ability to serve the required hours consistently-
depending on the enrollment term.
- Must be an organized and professional self-starter, exhibiting
good judgment with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities
- Ongoing access to reliable transportation to and from your
assigned site, and to complete home visitation with families in the
program, as needed.
United Way of Northern Utah and the Welcome Baby Initiative of
Utah recognizes that in order to accomplish our mission, we must
strive to invest in recruiting and developing a team that reflects
the broad diversity of our community. Our core values of inclusion,
clear sense of service, integrity, positive attitude, innovation
and equity are the foundation of our organization and propel our
work forward, including in the areas of recruitment and
As an equal opportunity program, the Welcome Baby Initiative of
Utah encourages applications from all individuals regardless of
age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status,
physical ability or any other legally protected basis. We evaluate
all candidates on a merit basis.