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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (HEALTHY BABIES ZONE)

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about the health of the community? Do you have the skills or experience to lead meetings and plan community activities? If so, this role may be for you!

Healthy Start is hiring a Healthy Babies Zone Community Coordinator who will be responsible for the planning, coordinating, and management of community engagement efforts for Healthy Babies Zone/Best Babies Zone Project in Wilkinsburg, PA. The Healthy Babies Zone Wilkinsburg (HBZ) project was modeled after the Best Babies Zone (BBZ) framework to establish a community structure that ensures that babies are born into a community that will enable them to thrive and reach their full potential. The BBZ initiative was created to address perinatal health outcomes by focusing efforts on the social and economic determinants of health and the promotion of health equity and their impact on health outcomes.

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RESEARCH MANAGER

Position Overview:

This is an advanced-level public health position, managing projects and initiatives that contribute to advancing Healthy Start’s mission. As part of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team, the Research Manager (RM) has a passion for maternal and child health and advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes, and family and community health and well-being. The PM has a focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work with internal and external stakeholders to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR – ALLEGHENY B.I.R.T.H. INITIATIVE

Position Overview:

This is an advanced-level leadership position responsible for execution of Healthy Start’s infant health equity action plan, the Allegheny County BIRTH (Battling Inequities and Realizing Transformational Health Outcomes) Plan for Black Babies and Families, which serves as the basis for the Allegheny BIRTH Initiative. To further the mission of Healthy Start and its growing focus on systems-level change, the BIRTH Plan applies data-driven policy and innovative systems strategies to reduce infant mortality+ disparities and prevent excess infant deaths. The director will be responsible for managing all aspects of this initiative including federal grant/cooperative agreement requirements and activities, community convenings, partnerships, staffing and reporting. The ideal candidate for this position has a deep understanding of the historical context for systemic racism in our medical and human service systems, is knowledgeable about social determinants and the socio-ecological model of health, is a systems thinker, has a passion for community-based work and commitment to eliminating health disparities experienced by our target population of Black women, babies and families and has a proven track record of leading complex collaborative processes.

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MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROJECT MANAGER

Position Overview:

This is an advanced-level public health position, managing projects and initiatives that contribute to advancing Healthy Start’s mission. As part of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team, the Maternal and Child Health Project Manager (PM) has a passion for maternal and child health and advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes, and family and community health and well-being. The PM has a focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work with internal and external stakeholders to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large.

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PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT MANAGER

Position Overview:

This is an advanced-level public health position, managing projects and initiatives that contribute to advancing Healthy Start’s mission. As part of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team, the Public Health Project Manager (PM) has a passion for maternal and child health and advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes, and family and community health and well-being. The PM has a focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work with internal and external stakeholders to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large.

The project manager will work on a variety of projects—with local, regional and national partners—that explore the intersections of health equity, maternal and child health and chronic disease.

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LEAD DOULA

Position Overview:

The lead doula is a member of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team. Our doulas focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large. With a passion for maternal and child health, the lead doula advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes and family and community health and well-being, while serving as a senior birth worker and supporting administrative and logistical aspects of the doula program functioning.

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SOCIAL WORKER II- Hello Baby Priority

Position Overview:

This is a community-based home visiting social work position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby team at Healthy Start, the Social Worker-II will have specialized and advanced systems experience in the areas of intimate partner violence, drug and alcohol, child welfare, crisis management, community resource navigation or staff training and serves as a team leader on the Hello Baby multidisciplinary team to provide advice, assistance, and supportive training in their area of expertise. The Social Worker II will exhibit expertise in high quality, results-oriented service offerings and will focus on care planning/management and assessment (screening, assessment, goal planning and referral), connecting families to services and ongoing follow up and coordination with referral providers using the Camden Coalition COACH model.  COACH is a five-part framework that trains staff to be empowerment coaches to problem-solve with families to determine how to support them in reaching their goals. The COACH model focuses on Empowerment Theory, Unconditional Positive Regard and Transtheoretical Theory (Stages of Change). The successful Social Worker-II is passionate, knowledgeable of family systems, aware of community resources, is empathetic, is flexible and thinks outside the box, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and embodies the project’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect. Social work experience is required; home visiting experience is highly preferred.

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POSTPARTUM DOULA

Position Overview:

Healthy Start is adding full-time birth and postpartum doulas to the team! As a part of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team, our doulas have a passion for maternal and child health, and advance family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes and family and community health and well-being. Our doulas focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large.

Healthy Start’s postpartum doula(s) will serve new mothers with support in attaining their breastfeeding goals, addressing mental health concerns and attending their postpartum visits. They will also service mothers and families with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy to regulate their blood pressure.

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BIRTH DOULA

Position Overview:

Healthy Start is adding full-time birth doulas to the team! As a part of the Healthy Start multidisciplinary team, our doulas have a passion for maternal and child health, and advance family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes and family and community health and well-being. Our doulas focus on health equity, using evidence-based practice, supporting Healthy Start’s unique contributions to the field of maternal and child health, eradicating disparities faced by members of the Black community, and will work to serve the Healthy Start participant population and the community at large.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER – CONNECTING KIDS TO COVERAGE

Position Overview:

The Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign is a national outreach and enrollment initiative to reach out to families with children and teens eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to:

  • Raise awareness about health coverage available under these programs;
  • Create opportunities for families to get their eligible children and teens signed up for coverage;
  • Motivate parents to enroll their children and teens and renew their coverage; and
  • Provide outreach guides and toolkits that can be used to help states, community organizations, schools, health care providers and others organize and conduct successful outreach activities.

The Campaign lets families know who is eligible, what benefits children can get, and how to apply for coverage.

Under a three-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) has subcontracted Healthy Start, Inc. to support community engagement and enrollment strategies, with a focus on reaching the prenatal population.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Position Overview:

This is an advanced level community-based position that provides case management, coordination of care and health education to Healthy Start, Inc. program participants. This position serves as the first line of care in the Healthy Start, Inc. model. The Community Health Worker has a passion for maternal and child health and advances family systems and life course approaches to support improved birth outcomes, and family health and well-being.

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SOCIAL WORKER – HELLO BABY PRIORITY

Position Overview:

This is a community-based home visiting social work position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby team at Healthy Start, the Social Worker will exhibit expertise in high quality service offerings and will focus on connecting families to services and ongoing follow up with providers through care management (screening, assessment, goal planning, referral and follow up) to enrolled families using the Camden Coalition COACH model.  COACH is a five-part framework that trains staff to be empowerment coaches in order to problem-solve with families to determine how to support them in reaching their goals. The COACH model focuses on Empowerment Theory, Unconditional Positive Regard and Transtheoretical Theory (Stages of Change). The successful Social Worker is passionate, knowledgeable of family systems, aware of community resources, is empathetic, is flexible and thinks outside the box, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and embodies the project’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect. The Social Worker works in community with the Family Engagement Specialist and is a member of the Hello Baby multidisciplinary team. Social work experience is required; home visiting experience is highly preferred.

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MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSE

Position Overview:

The Maternal and Child Nurse supports all aspects of patient care in the community setting, delivering services to Healthy Start program participants according to risk assessment and program guidelines/protocol. The Nurse will deliver clinical care across three modalities:
• Centering Pregnancy group prenatal care model
• Prenatal and postpartum home visiting and virtual consultation for mothers/babies with health risks
• Education and care coordination, with a focus on promoting care at community health centers and other HS clinical partners
• Provide clinical consultation the Birth Doula program

The nurse a joint position with Healthy Start and the care team at Primary Care Health Services (PCHS), federally qualified health center with whom we partner to deliver the Centering model of prenatal care, with the specific aims of addressing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity. The duties of this role will primarily take place at Healthy Start or with Healthy Start participants with a supplemental 4-8 hour per week of clinical time at PCHS locations.

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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST –

HELLO BABY PRIORITY

Position Overview:

This is a community-based home visiting “peer support” position contributing to the successful delivery of services and supports for families of newborns in Allegheny County who have complex needs. As a member of the Hello Baby Priority team, the Family Engagement Specialist (FES) is extremely knowledgeable of the service area (Mon Valley) and the unique dynamics of family and community within the geographic region. The FES will focus on engaging and supporting enrolled families using the Camden Coalition COACH model.  COACH is a five-part framework that trains staff to be empowerment coaches in order to problem-solve with families to determine how to support them in reaching their goals. The COACH model focuses on Empowerment Theory, Unconditional Positive Regard and Transtheoretical Theory (Stages of Change). The successful FES is tenacious, passionate, knowledgeable of family systems, aware of community resources, is empathetic, is flexible and thinks outside the box, has excellent written and verbal communication skills and embodies the project’s core principles of community engagement, authentic healing relationships, family and child well-being, equity and respect. The FES works in community with the Social Worker.

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CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR (Contractual)

Position Overview:

The Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding is a comprehensive breastfeeding education, support, outreach and advocacy initiative focused on improving the trajectory of breastfeeding for Black women and babies.

Join our team of lactation support professionals and help your community reach its breastfeeding goals.

Our Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) ensure that all participants of the Healthy Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding (HSCUB) are served both timely and with the highest level of care and expertise. The CLC will develop a keen understanding of all services provided within the HSCUB in order to provide participants with the full scope of support throughout their individualized breastfeeding journey.

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