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The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We employ approximately 130 talented staff members at five locations in northern New Jersey. We are a licensed maternal child health consortium and the largest provider of evidence-based home visitation in New Jersey. We have 25 member hospitals and have been steadily growing since the organization’s inception.

The Partnership offers an extremely diverse workforce and has a strong organizational commitment to eliminating disparities in health outcomes. We employ doctors, nurses, public health experts, social workers, community health workers, and generally passionate people committed to making a difference.

The Partnership offers competitive compensation, opportunities for career growth, and a generous PTO and benefits package. In addition, the organization offers flexible schedule and telecommuting benefits for qualified employees after 1 years of service.

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 Manager
Emaillfrias@partnershipmch.org


Health Educator
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
Emailarabines@partnershipmch.org


Planning &  QI Coordinator
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

This position supports organizational strategic planning and needs assessment activities by analyzing and interpreting public health, clinical, socio-economic, and demographic data to create written reports and presentations for internal and external use. The position also provides significant support to grants management staff, and supports quality improvement activities by serving as a liaison to member hospital birth clerks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Identify data sources as needed to support strategic planning, grants management, and program implementation.
  • Analyze and interpret public health, clinical, and demographic data from various sources, independently identify trends in data, present data to audiences of various backgrounds, and make recommendations for action based on data.
  • Develop annual Regional Data Report, including identifying trends and areas of interest by comparison to statewide or other benchmarks, and analyzing and presenting data with recommendations for action.
  • Develop Regional Perinatal and Pediatric Plan and Plan Updates as required by N.J.A.C. §8:33C.
  • Develop written needs assessments for Partnership grant applications and other documents, gathering data from a variety of sources including but not limited to member hospital birth certificate data, NJ Department of Health, and US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Census Bureau.
  • Support grant writing and grants management functions, and manage grant deadlines calendar ensuring that all deadlines are met and grant-related activities are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Provide on-going support and training to hospital staff on electronic birth certificate software.
  • Provide staff support to the Quality Improvement (QI) Committee, including scheduling, preparation and presentation of regional data as required by N.J.A.C. §8:33C and by Committee request.
  • Support member hospitals in the implementation of QI activities recommended by the QI Committee, NJ Department of Health, and others.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external sources regarding NJ Administrative Code regulations governing maternal child health consortia, hospitals, and ambulatory care facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  BS in Public Health or related field required; MPH or equivalent degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Five or more years of experience in analysis of data and development of recommendations from that data is preferred. Exceptionally strong data interpretation skills, including ability to interpret and present graphical data is required. Familiarity with perinatal health indicators, comfort 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
Emailcdeboer@partnershipmch.org


Nurse Home Visitor
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


Family Support Worker
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Responsible for establishing and maintaining a long-term relationship with the families enrolled in the Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents Essex County Program. Conduct home visitation services from pregnancy through the child’s third year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Outreach families referred through Central Intake or a Service Provider
  • Use 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
  • Interview/conduct Parent Survey with parents to identify strengths/risk factors
  • Conduct weekly outreach efforts to engage hard to reach clients
  • Document weekly home visits, assessment tools, and forms in a timely and confidential manner
  • Utilize Parents As Teachers curriculum to help improve parent child interaction
  • 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 the family’s ability to problem solve
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments
  • Assist with organizing and facilitating parent workshops
  • Provide advocacy at appointments, as needed
  • Maintain own functioning vehicle in good working condition at all times
  • Handles other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Knowledge of normal child growth/development and parent-child relationships. Experience in working with community agencies, including implementing referral processes. 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. Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Good verbal and written communication skills; computer literacy.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Newark

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


The Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

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