Maternal Child Home Visitor

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Goal: Urban Baby Beginnings is seeking a contracted Maternal Child Health Worker I (CHW-I) to work with our program. A CHW-I is a lay health worker who will work with at-risk pregnant and parenting families and their babies, to promote healthy pregnancies, breastfeeding, and parent-infant attachment. The goal is to improve birth outcomes, pair families with needed services, and reduce poor outcomes related to the lack of care coordination. The CHW-I is a contracted member of our UBB team, working collaboratively with coordinators, home visitors, doulas and other staff to manage a caseload of pregnant and parenting families. To support families through direct service in hospitals, clinics, and homes through home visiting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Maternal Health Outcomes
  • Ensure that high quality, culturally tailored social support is promoted as the standard of practice staff to clients, stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure centering parenting/pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, and newborn classes are offered to participants each month.
  • Carry out outreach contacts with local community partners to ensure updated information is shared related to services provided by UBB, i.e., program, classes, support.
  • Work to ensure program is meeting goals and outcomes as set by program directors.
  • Maintain a minimum of 95% completed home visits for active clients, establishing a trusting relationship with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact.
  • Provide 1:1 support to clients through intensive home visitation, group facilitation and enhanced case management.
  • Initiate contact with families as early in pregnancy as possible, managing a caseload of moms and babies.
  • Seek to establish a trusting relationship with the expectant parent, provide comprehensive education.
  • Complete monthly health worker visits with pregnant and parenting families in their homes and other locations such as doctor’s office or other locations.
  • Provide weekly check ins via phone call and email with all clients on caseload.
  • Provide evidence-based information and resources to expectant, postpartum families and their children who have been heavily impacted by COVID19.
  • Assist with birth planning and lactation support.
  • Conduct neighborhood canvassing and street outreach to increase program awareness.
  • Providing education and materials to key influencers, such as barbers/hair stylists, coaches, fraternity members, pastors, neighborhood leaders, front-line workers, etc.
  • Conduct phone-based outreach.
  • Conduct presentations to consumer and resident groups in person and via social media.
  • Provide information on immunizations to individuals visiting health and social service organizations and facilities.
  • Assist with data collection and documentation of outreach activities.
  • Build health literacy and community trust in health systems
  • Support individuals with management of longer-term side effects of COVID-19 illness.
  • Connect individuals to services to address social and health needs through the Unite-Us platform and following up with individuals at various timepoints to verify linkage to services.
  1. UBB Orientation & Support
  • Complete home visiting online training as assigned
  • Complete all paperwork within 24 hours of assignment
  • Maintain complete and organized home visitor files
  • Maintain electronic records for all services provided
  • Complete weekly supervisory sessions with coordinator
  1. Case Management
  • Conduct bi-weekly prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood visits for billable clients and others who may qualify for our services
  • Maintain an active roster of a minimum of 50 billable clients
  • Maintain organized and complete client files
  • Research and provide community resources for clients
  • Support Centering groups through co-facilitation
  • Maintain 90% retention rate on assigned clients
  1. Data & Compliance Management
  • Maintain organized and complete client documentation files within 24 hours of visit
  • Work closely with the coordinator to ensure compliance.
  • Track and provide accurate screening tools for each client, within our program timelines for screening.
  • Communicate with Coordinator regarding compliance issues.
  • Report program trends to the team.
  1. General Staff Responsibilities:
  • Participate in staff meetings, conferences, training sessions and workshops as assigned.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with employment policies, performance standards, work plan and objectives of program.
  • Maintain congenial and respectful relations with staff, children, families and community.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, program, and participant information.
  • Maintain objectives and professional standards.
  • Improve self-skills and education.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as requested by Coordinator or Director.
  • Be present at work in order to provide consistency of services.
  • Be a contributory team member in a positive/productive manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to mission, values, and policies in the performance of daily duties.
  • Other duties as assigned

6. Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or a G.E.D. issued by state department of education required; 2 years of work experience required; health or human services preferred but not required. A related two-year (Associate) degree may be substituted for the health or human services experience.
  • Current physical examination, immunizations including TDAP, COVID19 shots plus boosters and TB screen documentation upon hire & signed by medical provider
  • Desire to work with children and their families
  • Adequate means of transportation with ability and willingness to travel within the Central and Tri Cities Virginia areas up to 45 miles from office radius
  • Active and unencumbered driver’s license + automobile insurance
  • Background and sex offender check clearance
  • Ability to establish relationship of trust and respect with staff, families, and children.
  • One year or more of case management experience (resources, referrals, support planning, service management, advocacy support) certification/training and at least 2 years’ experience in the field
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and organize work projects
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of staff
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience in working with communities of color and strong racial, disability, gender and economic justice framework
  • Commitment to anti-oppression and de-colonization work with a focus on racial equity and reproductive justice, specific to birth justice
  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of UBB
  • Aptitude for solving problems with creativity and resourcefulness
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with clients, home visitors, providers, staff
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, especially Excel and Word, Google
  • Apps for work, social media platforms

 

UBB provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 

COMPENSATION: Full Time position $$

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