- Status: Exempt
- Direct Reports: Perinatal Community Health Workers (PCHWs), Care Specialist, and Community Doulas
- Supervisor: Mothers Rising Program Manage
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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Mamatoto Village can offer.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Perinatal Care Coordinator (PCC) aids in addressing psychosocial and emotional concerns of clients of the Mother’s Rising program, by monitoring, and organizing individualized care plans, community resources, and other partnerships to meet identified needs; shares resources on external social service agencies to meet needs of patients for housing, legal, domestic violence, and substance abuse; an identify services to address social determinants of health based on outcomes and patient feedback. The PCC manages a team of Perinatal Community Health Workers (PCHWs), Care Specialists (CS), and Community Birth Workers (CBWs) to develop strategies to help each client's family system towards stability. The PCC must be highly organized, empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and eager to help address client issues.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Perinatal Care Coordinator (PCC) aids in addressing psychosocial and emotional concerns of clients of the Mother’s Rising program, by monitoring, and organizing individualized care plans, community resources, and other partnerships to meet identified needs; shares resources on external social service agencies to meet needs of patients for housing, legal, domestic violence, and substance abuse; an identify services to address social determinants of health based on outcomes and patient feedback. The PCC manages a team of Perinatal Community Health Workers (PCHWs), Care Specialists (CS), and Community Birth Workers (CBWs) to develop strategies to help each client’s family system towards stability. The PCC must be highly organized, empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and eager to help address client issues.
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 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.
Assessment and Care Coordination
- Provide care coordination to Mothers Rising clients with priority risk conditions or needs via home, office, or community visits;
- Utilizes Motivational Interviewing skills to engage clients and conducts an ongoing assessment of risk factors, medical, and psychosocial needs;
- Collaborates with the care team and the client to develop an interdisciplinary individualized plan including short term and long term goals;
- Monitors and evaluates client progress towards meeting goals and initiates appropriate interventions as necessary;
- Ensures that program participants are given the appropriate support, resources, and interventions to optimize perinatal outcomes;
- Serves as an advocate for the client and acts as a liaison between the client and other community-based agencies, facilities, providers, and practitioners in coordinating care.
- Assign and direct care team’s plan of action regarding coordination of client’s care and to crisis situations
- Advocate and raise awareness on behalf of clients and the needs of the community and local services
- Perform developmental screens on infants and make appropriate referrals
- Track well-baby visits and postpartum wellness visits for program participants;
- Strengthen parent-child interaction
- Provide supervision to PCHWs, Care Specialists, and CBWs
- Facilitate weekly team meetings and debriefs
- Conduct weekly audits of team visits and timesheet
- Conduct weekly supervision with all PCHWs
- Within the required timeframe, document all client encounters in Mamatoto Village’s electronic records system.
- Tracks all home visits, office visits, phone calls, text messages, emails or referrals to other service providers/agencies.
- Tracks key programmatic data points as outlined
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS TO FOSTER SUCCESS:
- Bachelors Degree in Social Work (or relevant field) required with course work in the areas of child development, family relations, and interpersonal skills and 1-2 years of public or maternal health experience;
- Knowledge of home visiting and community resources;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and iOS (iPad), and Google Suite;
- Must be able to work with sensitive and protected information in a confidential manner;
- Self-motivated individual with a passion for working in the field of maternal health;
- Comfortable with building personal relationships and dedicated to helping others
- Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, be able to work independently, interact with all levels of staff, prioritize workloads and meet competing deadlines in a busy environment
- Demonstrate excellence in interpersonal communication, leadership, and be adaptable, open-minded, and willing to learn
- Excellent verbal and written skills and be able to interact with senior-level staff, medical personnel, community stakeholders, clients, and volunteers
- Position requires the ability to work independently in the field; experience with emergency systems and response; act decisively when required
- Able to travel around the DC metro area to meet with clients
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
- Must have results of a current T.B. test and annual T.B. testing
- Must complete BLS for Healthcare Providers and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
- Must pass a background check
- Must pass DC and MD Child Abuse Clearance and Mandated Reporter Training
- Must possess Professional Liability Insurance (information will be provided)
- Have a current and valid Drivers Licenses/State ID
- Have proof of current and valid automobile insurance (if valid)