The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) envisions a world where all people live healthy, fulfilling sexual and reproductive lives, and where all children are wanted, born healthy, nurtured and loved. To this end, the key goals of the Bureau are to promote early childhood development, improve sexual and reproductive health, and improve the health of mothers and infants. The BMIRH Maternal and Child Health Unit (MCH) plays a key role in reaching these goals by promoting breastfeeding, infant safe sleep practices, and home visiting services to families welcoming newborn children. In 2004, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) launched the Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP), an effort to promote the agency's Take Care New York goal of Having a Healthy Baby. The program offers home visits to families with a new infant to facilitate the adjustment to parenthood, assure a safe living environment for families, provide topic-specific education, and identify health and social issues that require referral to community-based services.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Manage Integrated Model Program site and supervise a team of home visiting and other community level staff.
--Oversee the implementation of Integrated Model including ensuring adherence to protocols and guidelines, recruitment and staff training.
--Oversee case assignments of referrals received from the Coordinated Intake and Referral System and other referral sources.
--Collaborate with program specialists including nurses and social workers to ensure effective follow up for eligible clients.
--Conduct Quality Assurance (QA) client visits and case reviews with staff to ensure completeness and appropriateness of case management.
--Ensure the establishment and maintenance of relationships with key stakeholders including hospital and community-based partners.
--Develop and facilitate presentations with key stakeholders in the community.
--Collaborate with Agency IT and Research and Evaluation Units to support the development and design of a program application and program evaluation.
--Provide feedback on team operations including administrative needs, personnel and performance metrics.
--Prepare and submit reports/updates on site-based activities.
--Disposition requires home visits to facilities where may not have access to elevators.
**Work related travel by public transportation is required
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in a public health program, performing duties involving case finding, case management, interviewing, investigating and other related public health work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; and four years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and six years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. Twelve credits in the health, social or biological sciences may be substituted for an additional six months of experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and a minimum of two years of experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, as described in "1" above.
Home Visiting/community outreach experience; Maternal and child health and health education, Microsoft proficiency, NYS driver's license and excellent written and oral communication; fluent English and Spanish or French preferred.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 432914.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Internal Number: 432914
About NYC Department of Health
The New York City Health Department is known around the world as a center of bold innovation. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities and unparalleled opportunities for growth.