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Program Specialist      

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

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