Job Posting: Maternal Health Advocate - The Institute for Family health - Deadline October 12th

Maternal Health Advocate

Locations: 16th St, Harlem, Stevenson & Urban, Kingston

Administrative Supervisor: Centering and Perinatal Care Coordinator

Clinical Supervisor: Maternity Coordinator by Site

Position Summary:

The Institute for Family health is committed to providing high-quality patient centered care to all. At the

Institute's clinics pregnant women are offered a team of social workers, nurses, and providers that help

women to navigate the complex health system in order to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

The Maternal Health Advocate will be responsible for coordinating the logistics of prenatal care for our

patients, leading our CenteringPregnancy program, and developing individual relationships with

patients. Through these roles, the Maternal Health Advocate will contribute to ensuring quality of

patient care in prenatal and postpartum services.

Specific Responsibilities and Activities:

• Independently manages the Centering Pregnancy program including:

- Planning, scheduling, organizing, and facilitating CenteringPregnancy

- Recruiting prenatal patients and outreach for CenteringPregnancy

- Resource management and evaluation

• Providing individual counseling and education to patients at their appointment regarding

prenatal health, birth, contraception and newborn care

• Connecting prenatal patients to vital programs, social services and community organizations

• Tracking prenatal patients to ensure completion of appointments and referral appointments

• Outreaching to patients for appointments and referral appointments

• Outreaching to patients after delivery to schedule newborn and postpartum visits

• Updating the prenatal information log and patient lists

• Updating the postpartum registry and delivery information for patient

• Monitoring prenatal referrals to ensure that they are completed promptly and appropriately

Experience or skills preferred:

• Ability and desire to work in maternal and child health

• Good public speaking and facilitation skills- will be expected to co-facilitate groups

• Ability to integrate into a fast-paced work environment

• Ability to work independently on tasks, take initiative, and be self-motivated

• Capacity to work collaboratively and communicate frequently with other team members

• Exceptional time management and organization skills

• Spanish skills strongly preferred

• Good computer skills (MS Word and Excel)