The Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP), in an effort to promote the Agency's Take Care New York goal of Having a Healthy Baby?, offers home visits to families with a new infant on breastfeeding and safe sleep practices; education on maternal and infant health issues; conducts home environmental assessments and makes referrals for health and social service supports. NHVP serves families in the Health Action Center neighborhoods in the South Bronx, North/Central Brooklyn, and East/Central Harlem. The Program has embarked on a new initiative to provide services to women in homeless shelters throughout the five boroughs. These neighborhoods and populations have among the highest rates of infant mortality and other poor health outcomes among children in New York City.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under the direction of the NHVP Director with latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the Supervising Public Health Adviser will:
• Manage Program site and supervise home visiting staff.
• Collaborate with all NHVP sites to develop and oversee the implementation of Newborn Home Visiting Program protocols and guidelines within the DHS settings.
• Conduct Quality Assurance (QA) client visits and case reviews with staff to ensure completeness and appropriateness of case management.
• Support implementation of staff development activities according to program standards.
• Ensure the establishment and maintenance of relationships with key DHS, hospital and community-based partners.
• Provide feedback on personnel, utilization of reporting tools and NHVP database reports.
• Submit reports/updates on site-based activities.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in a public health program, performing duties involving case finding, case management, interviewing, investigating and other related public health work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; and four years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and six years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
--Experience in public health, particularly in maternal & child health, breastfeeding and/or early childhood development.
--Excellent communication and writing skills.
--Experience supervising staff and working independently.
--Experience in program management/planning and implementation.
--Experience working with health sector, non-profit organizations, hospitals and government agencies.
--Fluent in English and Spanish or French.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/