Careers

Bilingual Community Health Worker
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 connect with high-need individuals.
  • Use standardized assessment tools and client-centered approaches, identify client 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: High school graduate required; Associates degree preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bilingual (Spanish/English or Arabic/English) required. Minimum 2 years’ experience providing outreach to women. Familiarity with Passaic County social services. Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Paterson

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Virginia Middlemiss, CHW Program Supervisor
Emailvmiddlemiss@partnershipmch.org


Bilingual Parent Educator – Parents as Teachers Program of Bergen County
Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

The parent educator is responsible for maintaining a regular and long-term relationship with the family.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Establish a trusting relationship.
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship.
  • 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 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.
  • Identify and refer to other supportive agencies, including healthcare appointments.
  • Handle other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s or four-year degree in early childhood or a related field is recommended.  PE has a minimum of a High School Diploma with 2 years’ of previous supervised work experience with young children and/or parents.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Familiarity with data entry systems is necessary.  Computer literacy.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Paterson

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


Director – Healthy Start Program
Full Time

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Manage and develop the Healthy Start Community Action Network (CAN);
  • Train and supervise a team of paraprofessional Community Health Workers and Social Worker, including supporting their assessment, linkage, and case management activities;
  • Train and 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.
  • Train and supervise Data Specialist, 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;
  • Assist to 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;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Three years program management and supervisory experience, computer literacy, and 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.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Irvington

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Liliana Pinete, Chief Operating Officer
Email: lpinete@partnershipmch.org


Nurse Home Visitor – Nurse-Family Partnership Program of Hudson/Union Counties
Full Time Permanent & Temporary Positions Available

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

The Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse home visitors are 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 (The Partnership).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs home visiting in accordance with the NFP Model Elements and NFP Visit-to-Visit guidelines.
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains.
  • Serves clients in both Hudson and Union Counties.
  • Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.
  • Maintains confidentiality and documents appropriately. Completes nurse’s notes in a timely manner. Travel chart and permanent chart are complete and filled appropriately.
  • Utilizes electronic documentation and ETO submission. Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to the NFP ETO system.
  • Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.
  • Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes. Adheres to fidelity to the model.
  • Supports client recruitment efforts to ensure program meets level of service goals and individual case load goals.
  • Attends and participates in bi-weekly case conferences and team meetings.
  • Meets with supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Completes all required NFP education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: BSN, current RN license in good standing, and current CPR certification required.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Two years recent experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting or mental/behavioral nursing preferred. Home visiting experience preferred. Computer literacy required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Valid driver’s license and insured automobile required. Nursing liability insurance required. Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as ability to travel by air to Denver for face-to-face training required. Proficient bilingual written and verbal skills (English/Spanish) preferred.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Newark

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Sarah Bilyj, Program Supervisor
Email: sbilyj@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


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


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