LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey
WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours /week
SALARY: $47,000 /year
JOB SUMMARY: The Community Doula Program Specialist will be providing crucial program support for the Partnership’s doula initiatives in Northern New Jersey and will have a key role in overseeing data management, coordinating educational initiatives, and providing coverage for doula support. While being a certified community doula is advantageous, we are open to training candidates who do not have prior doula experience but possess a strong interest and willingness to learn and contribute to the Partnership’s doula services as part of their role.
- Provide programmatic assistance and support to the community doula supervisor and the Partnership’s community doula programs.
- Manage program data related to prenatal, birth, and postnatal community doula visits.
- Work with Medicaid billers to maintain updated required billing information, to ensure accuracy, and to contribute to continuous improvement for meeting program deliverables.
- Contact and keep track of potential program participants to provide information about the Partnership’s community doula programs and assess eligibility.
- Lead program meetings and act as a liaison between the community doula and postpartum doula programs.
- Coordinate professional education training sessions for community doulas regularly.
- Coordinate and facilitate community listening sessions to gather valuable feedback and insights from birthing individuals, program participants, and clinical providers.
- Coordinate educational initiatives focusing on informing various stakeholders, such as WIC centers, pre/postnatal clinics, community organizations, and hospital-based birthing facilities, to increase awareness and referrals.
- Plan and facilitate community-based events such as health fairs, community baby showers, workshops, birth circles, etc. Create presentations and design flyers to communicate program details effectively.
- Compile, gather, and complete quarterly reports.
- Provide backup doula services for the Partnership community doulas when necessary, ensuring uninterrupted support for program participants.
- Handle other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field.
- Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred)
- Experience in maternal and child health, doula work, or related community support programs preferred.
- HealthConnect One Community Doula Certification preferred or willingness to be trained by the Partnership.
- Exceptional facilitation and presentation skills.
- Strong communication skills for engaging with diverse stakeholders.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and on-line design tools such as Canva for creating presentations and program materials.
- Prior experience in coordinating educational programs or events.
- Familiarity with grant reporting and data collection.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
All PMCH employees must comply with the guidelines of PMCH’s Immunization Policy.