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Director of Maternal Child Health

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

 

Job Summary: Directs, develops and guides all aspects of the Healthy Families including overall case management, fiscal management, administrative, and services delivery components.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall planning and direction of the Healthy Families program.
  • Supervise Program Supervisors and Program Coordinator as well other staff when necessary
  • Responsible for the timely  preparation and submission of budgets, work plans and  program reports for the agency as well as to OCFS
  • Ensure that staff receives proper training as per the HFNY Model
  • Ensure for as well as monitor model fidelity which includes SAT credentialing and Best Practice standards
  • Facilitate program integration and collaboration of Maternal Child Health Services by streamlining a screening an assessment process that result in  appropriate referrals and full and proper utilization of Maternal Child Health Services
  • Participate in advisory board meetings, consortiums and other community collaborations that support the Maternal Child Health field in Queens and addresses gaps in service
  • Develop and maintain linkages with an array of community programs; Network and establish linkages with health and service providers, community leaders, churches, schools and consumer groups
  • Oversee  HFNY web based data management system (MIS); analyze data relative to work plan objectives, outcomes and program development
  • Provide case management expertise and training. 
  • Act as liaison with other community agencies and with HFNY Home Visiting Program contract managers, and Program Managers team.   
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Health strongly recommended
  • Four years of direct experience administering human services populations, working with culturally diverse communities and families, including work in the field of child abuse or family violence; 3 years of previous supervisory experience or 1 year of management experience in the human services field. 
  • Knowledge of maternal infant health concepts i.e., infant and child development, psychosocial dynamics, dynamics of child abuse and neglect, and administrative polices and procedures. Skilled at supervising, managing, supporting and motivating staff, managing a budget, and team building.  Ability to provide leadership, set program goals and objectives, makes difficult decisions, and be consistent and calm during crises.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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