- Status: Exempt
- Direct Reports: Perinatal Care Coordinators, Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator, Wellness Coordinator, Intake Specialist, and Mental Health Therapists
- Supervisor: Director of Programs
Effective December 1, 2021, to comply with District mandates, all new hires, including employees, interns, subcontractors, and volunteers, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons should contact Briana Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Mamatoto Village can offer.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Mother’s Rising (MR) Home Visitation program delivers enhanced preventative health, perinatal support services, and care coordination to medically underserved women. The overall program goal is to decrease perinatal morbidities and mortality, by increasing health equity in targeted service areas. The program aims to 1) Foster resilience, enhance the womxn’s power, and reduce stress; 2) Promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles; 3) Promote healthy relationships, enhance bonding and parenting skills; 4) Connect expectant and new parents with an array of medical, social, and behavioral health services; 5) Strengthen communities through supportive environments for childrearing and family wellness; 6) Mobilizing towards efforts leading to community transformation.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Mothers Rising Program Manager is responsible for the supervision, implementation, and evaluation of the Mother’s Rising and Perinatal Support programs. The Mothers Rising Program Manager will ensure activities meet the requirements of Medicaid contracts and grants and will maintain a standard of quality of care delivery throughout the program to support Mamatoto’s efforts of improving perinatal health outcomes.
ATTRIBUTES OF A COMPETITIVE CANDIDATE
- Considerate listener and believes that the community voice must be centered;
- Have a passion for driving change on behalf of Black women, birthing people, and families and the commitment, skills, and experience to work with an extraordinary team to make change happen;
- Willingness to embody anti-oppression values to advance the wellbeing of Black women, birthing people and families;
- Engage in critical inquiry to promote self-awareness and accountability, and implement liberatory frameworks within personal and team objectives and deliverables;
- History of working with a diverse population in a mutually respectful manner, using strength and asset-based approaches;
- Interest and experience in amplifying the inherent power of Black families to address systemic issues and make meaningful and lasting changes in their own lives and their community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may need to be assigned to meet organizational needs.
Program Management and Supervision
- Ensures that program participants are adequately assessed using required tools and given appropriate support and evidence-based interventions to optimize perinatal outcomes and positively influence behavior change;
- Ensures that MRHV staff members are collaborating effectively within the program by reviewing outcomes, participant feedback, and working to resolve barriers to effective participant care;
- Conducts weekly supervision and debrief with each coordinator and direct report, and provides ongoing feedback and support, including opportunities for professional development;
- Assist in determining professional development needs for all MRHV staff; this includes identifying gaps between the skills of individual employees and application to the job;
- Conduct quarterly drop-in visits to monitor program delivery;
- Conduct performance evaluations for each program staff and process grievances;
- Assist the Director of Programs in the hiring of new MRHV staff and ensure that they are trained and equipped;
- Provides oversight of monthly calendar that details registered clients and their assigned care team and doula scheduled back-ups. Assures that pertinent information is disseminated to all program staff.
Partnership Cultivation and Community Engagement
- Cultivate and steward partnerships with external social service agencies to meet the needs of MR participants in the areas of housing, food, legal, domestic violence, substance abuse, etc;
- Identify gaps in services to address social determinants of health based on outcomes and participant feedback;
- Participate in community health fairs, workshops, conferences, workgroups, etc. to enhance awareness of the MRHV program, share outcomes, and offer solutions for articulated community need from a justice-centered perspective.
Evaluation and Administrative
- Respond to all inquiries about the program; and assist in writing and disseminating project materials, grant proposals, and reports relevant to the MR Program;
- Maintains yearly program budget, ensuring that expenditures do not exceed the budgeted amount;
- Assesses and reports program effectiveness to Director of Community Programs;
- Maintains MCO member database for all enrolled clients in the MR/MSS program; produces monthly member roster, participate in writing quarterly and annual program reports documenting outcomes;
- Assisting as needed with teaching and planning professional development for MRHV staff;
- Participate in a yearly staff retreat.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS TO FOSTER SUCCESS
- Masters Degree in Social Work preferred (or other related fields), plus 3 years of experience in program management or coordination and at least 2 years of public/maternal health experience;
- Relevant experience working with home visitation, family navigation, or disinvested communities;
- Experience with reproductive and birth justice framework;
- Midwifery, doula, or nursing experience a plus;
- Proficiency with iOS, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office is required;
- Effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal;
- Attention to detail and self-directed;
- Strong interpersonal and team skills;
- Must be legally entitled to work in the USA.