Employment

WE ARE EXPANDING OUR TEAM!

Do you love to serve our Greater Binghamton community?

Do you have a passion for human services?

Are you interested in becoming part of the Mothers & Babies Team?

 

Then WE WANT YOU!  Mothers & Babies has been serving our region for more than 25 years.  We offer a fun and fulfilling work environment filled with like-minded individuals who all want to make a difference in the lives of others!  All interested candidates should send their resumes to Enid Jones, Office Manager ejones@mothersandbabies.org.

Mothers & Babies is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit.

JOB TITLE:                Community Health Worker

 

PROJECT:                  Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative

REPORTS TO:           Director, Perinatal Health Services

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Perinatal Health Services and in conjunction with the CHW Coordinator, the Community Health Worker will be the primary liaison to women in high need geographic locations in the community. Primary workscope will require recruitment, engagement and support of individuals from within the identified target communities to increase health literacy, retain healthcare coverage and maintain health and community supportive service care throughout the life course.

Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

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.

Use client-centered approaches to identify individual client and family needs, goals, strengths and challenges.

For clients that are not enrolled in other home visiting programs, offer and provide regular home visits that include client-centered provision of health information, modeling and demonstrating skills, and reinforcing positive health choices and behaviors.

Refer and provide direct 1:1 assistance to help clients obtain and consistently utilize health insurance (including FPBP), primary care and/or prenatal care services, family planning services and other needed community services such as WIC, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, etc.

Provide and disseminate written and oral information about available family planning health 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 by clients, including personal and family health behaviors, consistent use of effective contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy or support birth spacing, utilization of needed health and supportive services, and communicating their questions and needs to service providers.

Link families to other family resources within the community such as libraries, museums, Family Resource Centers, Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, play groups, breastfeeding support groups, etc.

In collaboration with CHW coordinator and MICHC Director, convene or arrange group educational sessions for expectant and new families.

Areas of Expertise:

Knowledge of the organization and delivery of health care services, NYS public health insurance programs, Family Planning Benefit programs, Health Care Exchange Information.

Knowledge of community support systems and how to access these services.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Flexibility and ability to work as a team member.

Computer proficiency – Microsoft Word.

Minimum Qualifications:

HS education or above and strong understanding of needs of women in the identified target area.

1-5 years related work experience; preferably at least 2 years experience working high need women or in a home visiting capacity

Preference will be given to bi-lingual candidates (Spanish preferred)

Ability to work independently and as a team

No travel restrictions, personal reliable vehicle and car insurance

Dependability

THE POSITION OF CHW IS FULL-TIME and CLASSIFIED AS A NON- EXEMPT POSITION. IT IS THEREFORE NOT EXCLUDED FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

 

JOB TITLE:                 PAL PARENT PARTNER / FT 37.5 hours

 PROJECT:                   PAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

REPORTS TO:             FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR

 

 

Under the direction of the Family Support Services Director, the Parent Partner will work along with the PAL Staff team, to provide a strength based, welcoming, supportive program for participants and young children. PAL Staff will work in partnership with community agencies to provide services, information and resources for families. The PAL Partner will work closely with the Family Support Services Director to identify strategies to reach and work with high risk families in the community and/or involved with the Foster Care System.

 

Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

*Co-planning with other PAL Staff, activities and programs offered through the PAL Center.

*Planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities for parents and children.

*Provide One-on-One Mentoring that includes support, goal setting, life skills, and parent education.

*Facilitate parent education programs with pre and post evaluations.

*Input daily progress notes, contact logs, and intakes into AWARDS database.

*Work together with caseworkers to plan and implement strategies and goals for clients utilizing supervised visitation.

*Provide monthly report and grant required paperwork to the FSS Director at the beginning of each month.

*Daily cleaning and maintenance of the Center.

*Prepare materials for activities and meals.

*Plan and implement special events.

*Engage all families in Center programs. Provide a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere.

*Role model effective positive parent/child communications and interactions.

*Facilitate educational, support programs, and workshops scheduled at the PAL Center.

*Supervise volunteers and student interns. Assist FSS Director with new staff orientation and training.

*Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, and professional trainings.

 

Areas of Expertise:

*Family support principles: welcoming, encouraging, engaging, nonjudgmental.

*Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills.

*Knowledge of early childhood development, behavior management, ACE’s, childhood trauma, parenting education, foster care.

*Knowledge of the community and human service programs.

*Working with “high risk” populations: [parents/children living at or near poverty level, those with cognitive limitations, low literacy, mental health issues, teen parents, or engaged in the foster care system].

Minimum Qualifications:

*Minimum 3 yrs. experience working with parents and children

*Minimum 2yr. degree in social work, early childhood, health/ human service field

*Able to work 2-3 evenings/week and occasional weekend special event

 

THE POSITION OF PAL PARENT PARTNER IS A FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT POSITION AND IS THEREFORE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

Mail your resume to:

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network

Attention: Enid Jones, Office Manager
457 State Street
Binghamton NY, 13901

You may also email your resume here!

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network is a equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

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