The Partnership's Healthy Start program's goal is to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse outcomes and to provide women, children and families with a healthy start in life by minimizing the barriers to obtaining prenatal care and a healthy birth outcome. Healthy Start identifies women of childbearing age and their families, who may be disenfranchised from the traditional healthcare system through door-to-door canvassing, targeted outreach, and free pregnancy testing. Some core components of the program include 1) comprehensive case management and linkages to social services, 2) psycho-social assessments and counseling, 3) health insurance enrollment, 4) home visits, 5) support groups, and 6) health promotion and education utilizing evidence-based curricula for childbirth and child development, parenting and fatherhood involvement.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with agencies that serve women of childbearing age for the purposes of establishing reciprocal referral networks and generating representation on CAN. Supervises all Healthy Start program staff and offers guidance to ensure education and outreach materials and services are clinically accurate and represent best practices.
Manage and develop the Healthy Start Community Action Network
Supervise a team of paraprofessional Community Health Workers and Social Worker, including supporting their assessment, linkage, and case management activities
Supervise Health Educator and Fatherhood/Men’s Health Specialist, including supporting their facilitation of 24/7 Dad, Becoming a Mom, and Effective Black Parenting Program groups as well as general Health Education & Promotion seminars
Supervise Data Coordinator, including supporting their development of program data systems and management of all QI, outcomes, and evaluation activities
Develop and maintain relationships to ensure that Healthy Start Program can provide outreach to a wide array of high-needs individuals, with particular emphasis on locations that serve women not yet engaged in mainstream service systems
Integrate Healthy Start program into Essex County coordinated care systems, including clinical care and MIECHV
Complete all reports and respond to all requests required by funder and external evaluator
Handle other duties as assigned.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND SKILLS:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work or related field.
Three years program management and supervisory experience
Experience in nonclinical environments required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required; especially required is the ability to communicate accurate clinical information at a low health literacy level.
High level of familiarity with Essex health and social service resources required.
Computer proficiency (MS Office Suite) required.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Liliana Pinete, MD, MPH
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
About Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ
The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of health care professionals and consumers dedicated to providing education and increasing community awareness by facilitating collaboration among the private sector, the public sector, and maternal and child health care providers for the delivery of high quality coordinated maternal... and child health care.
The mission of the Partnership includes the following:
To gather, analyze, interpret and report data, identify needs for the development of a regional plan that contributes to the improvement of the maternal and child health needs in the region.
To decrease the disparities in healthcare outcomes between different socioeconomic and racial groups and eliminating the barriers to health care services for women and children.
To foster interdisciplinary communication, education and collaboration for the care of woman and children in the region.
To intensify efforts toward the improvement and prevention of adverse maternal and child health outcomes by addressing community risk factors.
To maintain a total quality improvement program relating to maternal and child health service within the region.
To secure multiple funding resources related to maternal and child health.