Program Specialist (Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention)
Part Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Responsible for assisting with planning and execution of lead poisoning prevention activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provide lead poisoning prevention education throughout eight northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
  • Schedule and prepare for workshops and educational presentations.
  • Assist program’s four lead poisoning prevention coalitions in coordinating educational campaigns.
  • Initiate quarterly mass mailings promoting the program among schools and community-based organizations.
  • Distribute lead-related Consumer Product Safety Commission updates to coalition members.
  • Attend state task force meetings and regional lead poisoning prevention coalition meetings. Perform administrative tasks at coalition meetings (take minutes, assist with set-up, etc.).
  • Distribute lead poisoning prevention resources and incentives at health fairs and parent workshops in the evenings/weekends.
  • Handle other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health or a related field preferred.  High school graduate required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years experience in public health or community health education.  Experience working with diverse populations; public speaking skills; computer literacy in MS Office Suite.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

OFFICE LOCATION: Irvington

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Lorena Hincapie, Program Supervisor
Email: lhincapie@partnershipmch.org


Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program
Full Time, Temporary

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The parent educator is responsible for maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with family members in the Parents as Teachers program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment and parenting practices that promote the optimal development of children
  • Assist in increasing the family support system
  • Help to improve the family’s ability to problem solve and advocate for themselves and their children
  • Establish a trusting relationship
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
  • Assist the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies
  • Input PAT and SPECT data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system
  • Coordinate data collection and compile data for reports
  • Monitor family progress and compliance based on their Family Goal Plan (FGP) and Life Skills Progression (LSP) tool
  • Access and monitor growth and development of target child by completing timeline tools (ASQ/ASQ:SE, Home Scale, Milestones)
  • Monitor current health and developmental trends in order to better assist families
  • Support families in following recommendations according to the Home Safety Checklist
  • Maintain manual and computerized client files in a confidential manner
  • Handle other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or 4-year degree in early childhood or related field preferred. High school graduate required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Computer literacy required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Familiarity with data entry necessary. Two years’ of previous work experience with young children and/or parents is required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.

OFFICE LOCATION: Dover

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Monika Bielecka, PAT Program Supervisor
Email: mbielecka@partnershipmch.org


Program Assistant – FIMR Program
Part Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Support activities related to public health projects focused on infant mortality.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Support outreach to women who have had a perinatal loss by maintaining spreadsheets, mailing letters regarding the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program, and assembling informational packets.
  • Communicate with the Medical Records staff at various hospitals to schedule appointments for chart reviews for the FIMR program.
  • Assist with preparation and follow-up for FIMR Case Review Team, Community Action Team and Regional Bereavement Committee meetings.
  • Assist with implementation and evaluation of interventions initiated as a result of FIMR program findings
  • Work with Program Manager to aggregate data to be included in reports specified in the NJDOH grant guidelines.
  • Facilitate distribution of marketing materials to hospitals and community organizations.
  • Provide assistance with preparation and follow-up for Black Infant Mortality Reduction (BIMR) Community Action Team and sub-committee meetings.
  • Assist with coordination of focus groups for BIMR project including development of questionnaires or surveys.
  • Support outreach to faith-based organizations including organization and distribution of resource tool kits.
  • Research topics pertaining to program initiatives when required.
  • Assist in data collection and analysis as well as the preparation of reports on grant objectives and activities.
  • Handle other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years work experience. Must possess strong administrative, communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills, as well as demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Computer literacy in MS Office Suite required.

OFFICE LOCATION: Irvington

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Amber Rabines, FIMR Program Manager
Email: arabines@partnershipmch.org


Administrative Assistant – Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provides administrative support to the professional staff of the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Inputs NFP data in a timely and accurate manner into the web-based information system; complies with or assists in the compilation of statistical information for special reports.
  • Performs program support tasks such as organizes forms; photocopies; files; orders and maintains program materials and educational handouts; makes reminder calls for visits as requested by the supervisor and nurse home visitors.
  • Performs general clerical functions such as sorts, routes and distributes mail; types material from typed or handwritten copy; prepares correspondence, reports and other documents.
  • Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs to enter, store and/or retrieve information as requested or otherwise necessary, and summarizes data in preparation of standardized reports.
  • Maintains confidentiality and adheres to HIPAA regulations.
  • Compiles a variety of resources and performs other work as required or assigned.
  • Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school and 1-2 years of progressively responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Computer literacy required. Good written and verbal and communication skills. Experience with database entry.

OFFICE LOCATION: Paterson

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


Family Support Worker – Healthy Families/TIP Program of Essex County
Full Time

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 Essex 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: Newark

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


Health Educator, Opioid Initiative
Full Time, Temporary

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Provides and/or organizes education on opioid use to faith based and community organizations and paraprofessionals throughout New Jersey. Supports social media awareness campaign.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinates the implementation of the statewide Opioid Initiative.
  • Provides information and practical steps that faith-based and community organizations can take to increase community awareness of opioid addiction and understanding the consequences of opioid abuse disorder; and to create a culture of acceptance and support.
  • Assembles and distributes the Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit to faith-based or community organizations.
  • Coordinates training programs to build the capacity of professionals and paraprofessionals to screen, provide brief intervention and referrals to people with opioid use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
  • Collaborates with Improving Pregnancy Outcomes (IPO) programs and Home Visitation programs (NFP, HF, PAT) to provide a statewide training to Community Health Workers and Home
  • Visitors using SBIRT methodology.
  • Provides educational content and resources for webpage and other social media platforms focused on increasing awareness of opioid use and its consequences.
  • Supports the initiatives of the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium in developing and distributing opioid education materials and providing education to clinicians.
  • Supports the collection of data and outcome metrics related to the Opioid Initiative by Family Health Initiatives.
  • Collaborates with Partnership Perinatal Addiction Prevention Program (PAPP) staff on projects related to opioid education.
  • Collects and submits data regarding activities monthly to the PAPP manager for submission to the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Participates in the evaluation of educational workshops by using a written evaluation form and /or verbal feedback.
  • Provides educational brochures to prenatal care providers, treatment programs and at community events.
  • Utilizes a pretest and a posttest for educational programs whenever possible.
  • Attends the meetings of the Opioid Initiative staff statewide convened by the Department of Health/Reproductive and Perinatal Health Services staff.
  • Meets monthly with Manager to provide program updates, get approvals as needed, and to discuss plans for achieving project objectives.
  • Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in the field of social services or related field with a current license. OR Registered nurse (RN)-Master’s preferred. Licensure by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC); certification by the Addictions Professional Certification Board of NJ as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC); OR Certification in Addiction (CARN) by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years experience in the field of maternal and child health and/or substance abuse prevention, intervention or treatment is required. Able to organize, conduct and evaluate training and educational programs. Able to be sensitive to the community and clients of culturally diverse populations. Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a car. Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills. Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload. Ability to work individually as well as function as a team member.Some experience and knowledge in perinatal addictions is needed. Computer literacy required.

OFFICE LOCATION: Newark

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Judy King, Manager, Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project
Email: jking@partnershipmch.org


Manager, Quality Improvment & Planning
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Improve women’s and children’s health in northern New Jersey! This management position needs your analytic and presentation skills to capture meaning from diverse data sets. The successful applicant will be knowledgeable about maternal child health issues and clinical terminology. The position requires the review of clinical, population health, and demographic data to independently identify trends. From this data, successful applicants will make recommendations to drive organizational and program planning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop critical reports for the Partnership, including:
    • Annual Regional Data Report that presents perinatal indicators for the entire Partnership service area
    • Regional Perinatal and Pediatric Plan and Plan Updates that identify gaps in regional resources and objectives to address those gaps
    • Written needs assessments for grants
  • Manage the Partnership’s Quality Improvement activities
    • Serve as staff to the Quality Improvement Committee of the Board of Trustees
    • Assist member hospitals with implementation of QI activities
    • Participate in regional quality collaboratives
    • Train hospitals to administer electronic birth certificate software
  • Serve as resident data analysis expert
    • Identify sources and analyze and interpret clinical and population health data
    • Independently identify trends and draw conclusions based on data.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: BS in Public Health, Biology or related field required; MPH/MS or equivalent degree strongly preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Five or more years experience in analysis of data and developing recommendations from data in a professional setting is required. Exceptionally strong data interpretation skills, including ability to interpret and present graphical data is required. Familiarity with perinatal health indicators, expertise with clinical terminology, and understanding of public health or clinical research methodology is required. Strong public speaking/presentation and exceptionally strong writing skills are required. Ability to patiently train and support technology users of varying skill levels with a customer service orientation is required. The position also requires the ability to work under strict deadlines and independently manage multiple ongoing projects while remaining responsive to internal and external stakeholders.

OFFICE LOCATION: Newark

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Carolyn DeBoer, Director of Corporate Planning
Email: cdeboer@partnershipmch.org


Nurse Home Visitor – Nurse Family Partnership of Passaic/Bergen Counties
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.
  • Carries a case load of up to 25 clients.
  • 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.
  • Represents the NFP vision, mission and model 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.
  • 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: Current RN license and CPR required. Bachelor of Science degree preferred.

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

OFFICE LOCATION:  Paterson

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


Health Educator (Zika)
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Coordinate and provide public health education on selected topics including Zika and congenital syphilis for hospitals, providers and other health outreach workers. Participate in screening clients and distributing the New Jersey Department of Health’s Zika Prevention Kit to individuals, providers and community-based organizations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinate and deliver public health education on Zika, congenital syphilis or any emerging issue that is defined by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ-DOH) for hospitals, providers and other health outreach workers to include community health workers, home visitors and disease intervention specialists;
  • Provide and coordinate screening of at-risk individuals for eligibility to receive the Zika Prevention Kit;
  • Distribute Zika Prevention Kits to at-risk individuals, providers, community health workers, other collaborative agencies and outreach sites;
  • Attend NJ-DOH training and meetings as directed;
  • Maintain program statistics;
  • Participate in weekly meetings and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s in Health Science, Health Education, Nursing or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Computer literacy required. Experience providing education to women and high degree of familiarity with Newark required. Successful applicants will have nonjudgmental attitude and be organized, resourceful and flexible in working with peer educators.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Irvington

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Amber Rabines, FIMR Program Manager
Email: arabines@partnershipmch.org


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

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

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.  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


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