Beaufort County First Steps seeking a Community Health Worker/PASOs team member

Time:   40hrs /week

The PASOs Community Health Worker (CHW) will assist families with developmental screening for children 0-5 years of age in the Jasper/Beaufort County area. PASO’s is a home visitation program working with members within Latino households to connect them with health and community services. The CHW will be based out of the Beaufort County First Steps office.  

Minimum Training/Education

  • Preferred-Associates Degree in Human Services field or equivalent 
  • One year experience working or volunteering with the Latino community 
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish)
  • Case management experience

Must have

  • Valid drivers license with dependable vehicle to conduct home visits 
  • Ability to pass background check  

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word-Excel-Powerpoint-Outlook
  • 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

Interested individuals should send a resume by September 25, 2020 to: 

Beaufort County First Steps, Attn: Betty Washington 

703 Bladen St. | Beaufort, SC 29902

Or email or fax (843) 379-7840 

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This is an important moment in time as we all look towards taking meaningful action to fight racism. One siginficant way is to educate ourselves on what young children understand about race and how to best talk to them about race and racism. We’ve put together a collection of expert resources on just those things. Visit our “Resources to fight racism” for more. We are in this together.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! There are lots of ways you can celebrate this day and honor the earth. Here are some ideas:

  1. Spend time in nature
  2. Plant a Tree
  3. Eat vegetarian.
  4. Start Recycling.
  5. Look for ways to save energy
  6. Pick up litter
  7. Say no to plastic bags
  8. Read more online and reduce printing
  9. Go off-grid and turn off your electronics
  10. Get a programmable thermostat
  11. Fix leaky faucets
  12. Use rechargeable batteries
  13. Take a walk outside
  14. Use a reusable water bottle
  15. Clean out your garage and donate to local charities
  16. Opt out of junk mail
  17. Choose to receive electronic bills instead of mail
  18. Start your own vegetable garden
  19. Buy used and recycled products.
  20. Eat local, organic food for the day
  21. Lower the temperature on your water heater
  22. Try carpooling and sharing a ride
  23. Compost your garbage

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April is National Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month. This month and throughout the year, Beaufort County First Steps encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Beaufort County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth, and families in our communities. Research shows that protective factors are present in healthy families. Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that mitigate risk and promote healthy development and wellbeing. Promoting the following protective factors is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect:

  • Nurturing and attachment
  • Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Concrete supports for parents
  • Social and emotional competence of children

April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. Everyone’s participation is critical. Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.