The Perinatal Care Coordination Specialist is responsible for providing short term care coordination and support services to postpartum clients participating in the Healthy Start program. In your day to day role you will be responsible for developing individual care plans, coordinating appropriate referrals and linkages to other support services, conducting assessments and ensuring appropriate follow up, timely data entry, and fostering relationships with the community and other social agencies and programs through outreach activities. This is a full –time position.
Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
- Recruits program participants from CHRC and the FHBC and other locations with Wards 5, 7, and 8;
- Assists patients in setting short and long term goals following delivery;
- Provides telephone and/or face to face care coordination services with families on caseload, at regularly scheduled intervals depending on risk.
- Administers postpartum depression screening and other assessment tools, at indicated intervals, refers for follow up behavioral health care services when needed;
- Facilitates individual and group on site health education with participants;
- Conducts outreach, educating the community on COH prenatal services and promoting COH program;
- Provides referrals to community resources when necessary, including housing, job training program;
- Enters data accurately and timely into the salesforce system and medical records (eCW) regarding care plans, referrals, assessments, and completion of services and referrals ,mental health supports, etc.
- A.A. or B.A in Human Servicers field (social work, early childhood education, family studies, or psychology) preferred or equivalent professional experience required.
- At least 2 years’ experience in public health and/or nonprofit sector, working with underserved populations;
- Experience with providing health education and promotion to ‘at risk populations’. Reproductive health background preferred;
- Familiarity with Medical Assistance system and community resources;
- Demonstrated cultural competence with communicating with low income, culturally-diverse populations;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to work with computers and electronic health records.
- Spanish or Amharic speaking preferred.