Home Visitor Education Program - HIPPY

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Jan 27, 2024
Full time Extension & Outreach Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Home Visitor Education Program - HIPPY

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Department of Community and Family Health welcomes applications for the position of Home Visitor with our HIPPY Program


Salary Range


$33,600.00 depending on qualifications


Essential Functions

This position is responsible for recruiting and outreach activities for the program, providing weekly home visits to program participants, including role play, curriculum delivery, responding to questions from participants, completing assessments/screenings, planning and implementing group meetings for participants, and accurately documenting services within given deadlines.

Recruit and maintain a caseload of HIPPY families as assigned by the HIPPY Coordinator in alignment with HIPPY model guidance.

1. Serve families via traditional delivery (in-home), via teleservice/interactive video conferencing, or via a hybrid approach based on identified family needs and model best practices.
2. Attend weekly roleplay, staff meetings, and periodic member development training.
3. Support families via weekly home visits, roleplay curriculum packets, and respond to questions or concerns families may have.
4. Conduct assessments/screenings, review scores with families, and refer to community supports as needed.
5. Organize and implement group meetings and special events for families throughout the year.
6. Connect families to community resources relevant to family needs, follow-up with resource connections, and properly document resource connections and progress notes.
7. Participate and attend Texas HIPPY trainings, events, and service projects.
8. Accurately document all service provision, both electronically and physically, within designated timeframes.
9. Maintain accurate timesheets and all other reporting as required by HIPPY US, and Texas HIPPY.
10. Participate in the data collection and data entry of evaluation instruments to measure progress and impact of the HIPPY program.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED
Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
Ability to complete duties within deadlines and while attending to multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to travel to multiple locations within Midland and Ector counties.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years' experience in early childhood and/or prevention services.
Prior experience as a HIPPY family/participant.
Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)


Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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