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.

JOB TITLE:                YOUTH EDUCATOR – Full Time

REPORTS TO:           Director of Youth Services

 

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Youth Services Director, the Youth Educator will implement workplan activities for a variety of programs as designated by their supervisor.  All aspects of Youth Services programming will be carried out through a team approach with a Director to oversee the department, and educators to facilitate programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

Complete in-house training / familiarize yourself with all curricula used in youth services. This includes pregnancy prevention and life skills programming for middle and high school students and parent groups.   Facilitate these programs as necessary in classroom settings, after-school groups, or through community agencies.

 

Provide medically accurate information pertaining to STD / HIV transmission, pregnancy, and birth control options, including condom use and demonstration. Able to be stationed at sites to work with youth in small groups, possibly one-on-one for mentoring and referral.  Be familiar with local resources to refer youth to.

 

Work with the DYS to advise and assist school districts and health and human service agencies to ensure timely and quality facilitation of requested programs.

 

Provide outreach and education on the benefits of pregnancy prevention programs across South Central New York. Serve as staff and agency liaison to designated community coalitions.

 

Assist with the planning and implementation of special projects for youth services and assist with other M&BPN projects as necessary.

 

Areas of Expertise:

–     Experience and ability to work with members of the community (both professional and consumer).

–     Strong oral and written communication skills.

–     Specialization in adolescent health and/or community health education, sexuality education

–     Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

Minimum Qualifications:

–     Bachelor Degree in Health Education, Health or Human Services, or related field.

–     1-5 years work experience; preferably at least 1 year conducting an education program.

Other Requirements:

–     Valid driver’s license and availability of personal vehicle.

 

THE POSITION OF YOUTH EDUCATOR IS CLASSIFIED AS A NON-EXEMPT POSITION AND IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

EMPLOYER:        Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network

 

JOB TITLE:          Full Time Health Insurance Navigator (37.5 hrs per week)

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Health Insurance Program Director

The Health Insurance Navigator will provide one-on-one assistance to uninsured individuals and small business seeking to enroll in health insurance through the NYS Health Benefit Exchange.  Prior knowledge of health insurance is helpful but not necessary.  All individuals will complete a comprehensive training program sponsored by New York State Department of Health.   The position does involve travel within a five county area.  All aspects of the Navigator program are carried out through a team approach under the direction of the Director of Health Insurance Programs, and through its correlation to other M&BPN programs, staff hired through the various programs will also learn about and promote all Network services.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

 A demonstrated ability to work productively and efficiently.

Organizational skills that result in consistent, high quality performance.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Proficiency with personal computer, laptop, IPads, etc., standard programs such as Microsoft and use of various search engines, web-based programs,  and services.

Interest in health, rural communities and/or social justice issues.

Awareness of and dedication to the importance of providing good customer service with a pleasant telephone demeanor.

Must have the ability to provide information/assistance in a fair, accurate and impartial manner, that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of all clients, including individuals with limited English proficiency and those with disabilities.

Bilingual language capability highly desired.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in education, health, human services or a related field preferred or Associate Degree with at least 2+ years related experience in the insurance field.

Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable transportation for travel within a 5 county area.

Ability to flex work schedule to include evenings and weekends events.

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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