PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN- HELLO BABY
The Perinatal Mental Health Clinician (“Clinician”) provides In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy using the evidence-based clinical model Moving Beyond Depression to both Hello Baby participants and participants referred from community partners. The Clinician also provides short-term therapeutic interventions and care coordination to support Hello Baby families in connecting to higher-level mental health therapies.
The Clinician for the Hello Baby Priority program conducts psychosocial assessments and provides In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT) to women in their homes. The purpose of the intervention is to facilitate recovery from maternal depression in women served by home visiting programs, thereby promoting the healthy development of infants and children. The Clinician works closely with the home visiting team/program and other community services to ensure continuity of participant care; may also support fathers and other family/household members.
SOCIAL WORKER- HELLO BABY PRIORITY
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.
TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM (“TOP”)- PROGRAM FACILIATATOR
Healthy Start is looking to fill this position by serving adolescent youth throughout Allegheny County. The Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning.
Candidate must embrace the principles of positive youth development and sexual risk avoidance education and be able to attend training in August days TBD. The position may evolve, to include mastery and delivery of other youth-focused sexual education, health, or relationship curricula.
I.H.E FELLOW – ALLEGHENY COUNTY B.I.R.T.H. INITIATIVE
The Infant Health Equity (IHE) Fellowship is a twelve-month cross agency fellowship designed to provide an individual with a meaningful learning experience, professional development training, mentorship, funding, and additional support in effort to advance Allegheny County’s B.I.R.T.H Plan for Black Babies and Black Families. The selected fellow will engage in participatory practice and action learning with an emphasis on equity, policy advocacy, and data. Healthy Start Inc. Pittsburgh, Trying Together, Allegheny County Health Department, and Allegheny County Department of Human Services, are hosting the programming which focuses on helping the fellow develop the following competencies…
OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST- HELLO BABY PRIORITY
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 Outreach & Engagement Specialist (OES) is extremely knowledgeable of their assigned service area and the unique dynamics of family and community within the geographic region. The OES will focus on outreach, engaging and supporting enrolled families using the Camden Coalition COACH model. The successful OES 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.
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.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
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.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSE
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.