Careers

Administrative Assistant – Irvington Family Development Center (IFDC)
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

The Irvington Family Success Center is a neighborhood gathering place that works to empower families to succeed. In partnership with families, Family Success Center staff provide information, referrals, workshops, job readiness support, and activities for families. Family Success Center services are free to everyone, and there are no eligibility requirements- all are welcome!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Greet visitors in a professional and friendly manner. Instruct all participants to complete the appropriate program forms and direct participants to the appropriate staff member.
  • Telephone reception: Direct telephone inquiries to appropriate staff members.
  • Mail processing –receive mail, distribute, and ensure that all mail is dropped in outside mailbox prior to 1:00 pm each day. Maintain proper postage in meter. Arrange for courier and prepare overnight packages.
  • Meeting preparation: Take accurate and thorough notes and type minutes, send reminders to appropriate parties, collect RSVPs, set up the conference room and clean up the conference room at the conclusion of the meeting. Maintain all minutes in organized filing system.
  • Handle catering aspects of daily operation, as well as in-house and staff meetings.
  • Order office & kitchen supplies for IFDC; monitor inventory and ensure that essential supplies are on hand at all times.
  • Maintain service on all office machines. Contact the appropriate vendors when necessary.
  • Oversee facsimile machine and distribute faxes to staff members upon arrival.
  • Process check requests; coordinate with the organization’s financial departments.
  • Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Graduate.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Two years of administrative experience.  Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite required. Organizational and multi-tasking skills a must. Good verbal and written skills.  Proactive, quick learner preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Irvington

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Marielle Natera, Family Success Coordinator
Email: mnatera@partnershipmch.org


Director of Development
Full Time, Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

The Director of Development is solely responsible for conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for our non-profit organization, to its attain organizational fundraising goals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will build new and expand existing relationships to develop a network of potential donors. This professional will be expected to create a schedule of fundraising activities, including solicitation of individual donors, securing financial support from corporations and foundations and orchestrating Partnership events that promote giving. The position is a member of the Executive Management Group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop a fundraising plan that diversifies the Partnership’s revenue mix to incorporate a variety of unrestricted funding and enriches the existing strong portfolio of government grants.
  • Select and maintain appropriate CRM, donor, and fundraising management solutions as well as supporting tools to allow fundraising plan to be executed efficiently and cost-effectively.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, and solicit gifts from individuals as well as unrestricted gifts from foundations or corporations.
  • Plan and manage special events that boost institutional and individual fundraising efforts.
  • Develop and execute online fundraising campaigns, including renewals, monthly giving, year-end giving, and other appeals.
  • Collaborate with Communications staff to develop email communications, online advertising, social media, website content, and other marketing/ fundraising materials aimed at increasing donations.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, identify and cultivate existing and potential board members with the capacity to support fundraising.
  • Establish stewardship and donor recognition programs that sustain long-term relationships.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement by constantly reviewing fundraising goals, outcomes, and processes to identify opportunities for greater success.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Fundraising Committee of Partnership’s Board of Trustees.
  • Supervise Communications Manager.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred, CFRE certification preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Minimum 7 years’ experience as professional fundraiser in a health care related field. Broad-based knowledge of various development activities, including software and web-based activities. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written/oral communications skills. Enthusiastic, creative and driven individual. Flexible and culturally competent to work with diverse populations and sensitive situations. Self-starter who thrives working independently and treats challenges as welcome opportunities for problem solving. Obtains energy from connecting with individuals and uses social skills to build and cultivate relationships.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Newark

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Evelin Urcuyo, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Email: eurcuyo@partnershipmch.org


Family Support Worker – Healthy Families/TIP Program of Passaic County
Full Time & Part Time Positions

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

The Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the families enrolled in the Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents Passaic Program.  The FSW conducts home visitation services from pregnancy through the child’s third year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider.
  • Use a standardized screening tool to determine eligibility for home visitation services
  • Conduct family-centered and strength-based Home Visits based on the assigned enrolled family’s level of service; each home visit should last one hour;
  • Interview/conduct the Parent Survey with parents to identify strengths/risk factors to support the family throughout home visitation services.
  • Conduct weekly outreach efforts to engage hard to reach clients;
  • Document, in FamSys, weekly home visits, assessment tools, and required forms, in a timely manner;
  • Utilize Parents As Teachers curriculum to help improve parent child interaction;
  • Establish a trusting relationship;
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship;
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment;
  • Assist in increasing the family support system and increase the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocating for themselves and their children;
  • Responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals. The assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child;
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments;
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating parent workshops;
  • Provide advocacy at appointments, as needed;
  • Monitor current health and developmental trends in order to better assist families;
  • Maintain own functioning vehicle in good working condition at all times;
  • Maintain manual and computerized client files in a confidential manner;
  • Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Two years of experience working with children (0-3 years of age) and families. Computer literacy required. Bi-lingual strongly preferred: English and Spanish/Creole/French/other Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships. Experience in working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes. Ability to relate to families from a strength-based model even in an apparently chaotic family environment; ability to approach families from a family-centered service model. Demonstrates motivation and ability to learn and practice basic supportive skills. Flexible availability Non-judgmental Enjoys and functions appropriately with long-term, ongoing projects; doesn’t need immediate feedback or results for personal validation. Ability to establish and maintain personal/programmatic boundaries, while providing supportive services. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value system and behavior norms. Believes in and is comfortable with advocating for nurturing, nonviolent discipline of children. Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Demonstrates strong writing, effective communication and organizational skills Enters and maintains data entry of client information into database(s). Open to reflective practice (i.e. has capacity for introspection, communicates awareness of self in relation to others, recognizes value of supervision, etc.) Ability to travel throughout New Jersey to attend required core trainings, curricula training and ongoing trainings required by the model and/or agency. Infant mental health endorsement level I or II preferred.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Paterson

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Lorelly Frias, HF/TIP Passaic Program Supervisor
Email: lfrias@partnershipmch.org


Bilingual Community Health Worker (CHW) – Union County
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Responsible for connecting clients with services, including but not limited to healthcare, insurance, social services, and other community resources. Assist clients by coordinating appointments, making referrals, follow-up and support services as needed. Provide education to individuals and groups. Provide case management as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conduct neighborhood “on the ground” outreach and networking to find and connect with high-need individuals, with particular emphasis on those not yet engaged in mainstream service systems. Will use personal vehicle for all travel, and must have valid driver’s license, registration, insurance, etc.;
  • Use standardized assessment tools and client-centered approaches, identify client and family needs, goals, strengths and challenges;
  • Refer and provide direct 1:1 assistance to help clients obtain and consistently utilize prenatal care, preconception/interconception care, primary care, etc. This will include assistance in completing applications, finding service providers and scheduling appointments, helping clients arrange transportation and childcare, and providing follow-up reminders prior to scheduled appointments;
  • Provide education about family planning services in the community to prevent unintended pregnancies and promote spacing of subsequent pregnancies;
  • Provide individualized social support to encourage and reinforce health promoting behaviors;
  • For clients not enrolled in other home visitation programs, offer and provide regular case management services that include client-centered provision of health information, modeling and demonstrating skills, and reinforcing positive health choices/behaviors. These Case Management services will be provided according to a set schedule, with a caseload recommended by the funder;
  • Refer clients to Central Intake for coordination of evidence-based home visitation and other services;
  • Collect data and maintain confidential client files as required by funder;
  • Use personal vehicle for all travel, with valid driver’s license, registration, insurance, etc.;
  • Handle other duties as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree preferred; high school graduate required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Computer literacy required. Experience providing outreach to women and high degree of familiarity with Union County health and social services required. Successful applicants will have nonjudgmental attitude and be resourceful and flexible in working with clients. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

OFFICE LOCATION: Elizabeth

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Chermine Alce, CHW Program Supervisor
Email: calce@partnershipmch.org


Healthy Families – Essex Program Assistant
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Responsible for conducting quality assurance calls and entering Healthy Families (HF) into the FamSys data management system. Occasionally responsible for providing home visitation coverage as needed. Assist with program tasks such as conducting pregnancy testing, conducting outreach, scheduling assessments, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Input HF data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system;
  • Coordinate data collection and compile data for reports;
  • Conduct Quality Assurance calls/surveys to participants;
  • Conduct pregnancy testing for program recruitment ; includes providing prenatal care referrals;
  • Conducting outreach and entering outreach disposition as needed;
  • Provide coverage for home visitation services (in clients’ homes) when requested by supervisor and all corresponding data entry/home visit logs, etc.
  • Schedule assessments and home visit appointments;
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as edit, type, reproduce and distribute all approved correspondence and reports; compose correspondence as designated;
  • Take minutes at meetings as designated, compose, type, and distribute minutes;
  • Maintain an organized and confidential filing system;
  • Coordinate participant workshops/events, as needed;
  • Handle other assignments as requested by supervisor.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree preferred. High School graduate required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years data entry and administrative experience required. Computer literacy required. Good written and verbal communications skills required.

OFFICE LOCATION: Newark

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Stacy Carter, Program Supervisor
Email: scarter@partnershipmch.org


Bilingual Nurse Home Visitor – Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Provides comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program.  The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program;
  • Adheres to the NFP model of home visitation;
  • Carries a case load of up to 25 clients;
  • Successfully achieves reliability with NCAST Feeding and Teaching Scales;
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment;
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains;
  • Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes;
  • Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals;
  • Actively engages in skill building to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements;
  • Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions;
  • Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences and staff meetings;
  • Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP CIS;
  • Cooperates in review and analysis of the CIS reports for achievements and areas for improvement;
  • Represents the NFP vision, mission and model in actions and verbally to both internal and external customers and colleagues;
  • Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation;
  • Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when analyzing issues;
  • Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues;
  • Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion;
  • Maintains confidentiality;
  • Accurately assesses own learning needs and develops strategies to meet them;  Motivated to utilize computer for long-distance learning;
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services;
  • Handles other assignments as requested by supervisor.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science degree required.  Current RN license (in good standing) required.  Current CPR required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred.  Bilingual (Spanish/English) REQUIRED. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Computer literacy.

OFFICE LOCATION: Paterson

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Nelly Quinones, NFP Program Supervisor
Email: nquinones@partnershipmch.org


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