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Organization: Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network
Posted: 8/26/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Spring Valley,  NY    USA
Position Description: Reports to: MICHC Coordinator

Position Summary Under the direction of the Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) Coordinator the Community Health Worker Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the MICHC Community Health Workers in Westchester & Rockland. CHW services include but is not limited to: community outreach activities and collaboration to engage and refer women ages 15 -44 years (preconception, pregnant and interconception) to home visiting services, and provision of reproductive health and health insurance enrollment health education and parent child bonding.

The goal of the MICHC is to improve maternal and infant health outcomes (prematurity, low birth weight, infant mortality and maternal mortality) for high-need women and to reduce racial, ethnic and economic disparities in those outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities • Plan and coordinate outreach, supervise individual and family assessments, assess training needs and provide health education, home visiting, and service coordination performed by Community Health Workers; • Assists in interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and with training of Community Health Workers; • Develop, in conjunction with the coordinating agency, an overall work plan, including outreach strategies for the in the targeted geographic area; • Conduct community and public education sessions to promote initiative or program, including prenatal, preconception, and interconception health; • Establish relationships with other community health and human service providers; • Identify and assist individuals and families to access needed preventive and primary health care services (e.g., preconception care, family planning, prenatal care, immunization, pediatric care and care for acute, chronic, and communicable diseases, Early Intervention, WIC and other nutrition services, interconception care), with an emphasis on pregnant women not enrolled in health care or supportive services; • • Provide assistance and/or referrals to obtain other essential support services such as housing, financial aid, food stamps, emergency food, clothing, transportation, translation, and child care; • Conduct basic health assessments, assists families to identify needs, provides basic health information, and make appropriate referrals through monthly home visits; • Provide advocacy, support and follow-up to determine if services are received and assist families with health behavior changes; and • Provide home visiting services to families with complex needs; and • Prepare required reports and other written material regarding program implementation and activities.

Qualifications: A Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) or a licensed social worker, (either a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW));

• Experience in public health, community organization, and clinical case management (focused on individual and family); • Experience with supervision and program management; • Familiarity with the geographic area and the population to be served; • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening hours. • Knowledge and experience in strength-based and family-centered provision of primary prevention services, and/or direct experience as a home visitor. • Ability to establish trusting relationships and work effectively with mothers, fathers, and extended family. • Solid understanding of and experience in supervising and motivating staff, as well as providing support to staff in stressful work environments. • Skill in coaching, teaching and team building and motivation. • Highly effective verbal, listening, presentation and written communication skills. Must be comfortable in speaking to both large and small groups of consumers, health and human service providers, educators, and business leaders. • Ability to effectively network and engage with core local organizations and community groups. • Respect for and sensitivity to the needs and rights of others, including those with differing cultural, racial, sexual, or ethnic identities. • Commitment to achieving health equity and overcoming health disparities. • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Strong computer skills including the ability to operate computerized spreadsheet, word-processing, databases and graphics at a highly proficient level. • Bilingual English (Spanish or Haitian Creole) a plus.

Organization Description: Working together with its partners The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) advocates for and educates consumers and professionals about maternal, child and family health. LHVPN also mobilizes the community, to eliminate disparities, and improve the health of women, children and families in New York's Lower Hudson Valley, which includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester counties.

Closing Date: 11/26/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Location: 22 Saw Mill River Rd
3rd Fl, Mailbox #19
Hawthorne   NY  10532
Contact Location: 22 Saw Mill River Rd
  3rd Fl, Mailbox #19
  Hawthorne   NY  10532
Contact Phone: 914-922-2240 x102
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How to Apply: To Apply Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement by September 20, 2019 to: Cara Stanley, MICHC Coordinator indicating “MICHC Community Health Worker Supervisor– your name” in the subject line.

Additional Information: CHRF, Inc./LHVPN offers a comprehensive benefits package.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/26/2019