Safe Sleep Coordinator/CFR Assistant

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

  • Provide education on Safe Sleep practices, available resources to clients with a demonstrated need.
  • Provide prenatal, post-partum, health education to women referred to the Safe Sleep Project.
  • Provide linkage to Family Planning Services, education and counseling on available methods – especially long-acting reversible methods, compliance with post-partum care, the importance of birth-spacing/life-course planning, and the establishment of a medical home.
  • Become Certified Application Counselor to provide education to uninsured clients about health benefits and assist with application process.
  • Makes Referrals to resources such as WIC, Infant and Toddlers, home visiting programs, etc.
  • Deliver cribs to clients’ home – including demonstration of the set-up and breakdown of the crib – with client re-demonstration.
  • Maintains a database/spreadsheet of all referrals including all outreach attempts and final disposition.
  • Maintains inventory of cribs and other Safe Sleep materials(onesies, sleepers, literature)
  • Completes a monthly report of crib distribution and provide crib receipts
  • Document service outcomes on referral form/or database
  • Provides monthly updates of referrals received and completed to the MCH Deputy Director
  • Provides copies of completed referrals to referring staff
  • Assist in record preparation for City-wide meetings pertaining to Safe-Sleep, such as CFR and FIMR
  • Assist in the development and community education materials related to safe sleep as a preventive measure to infant/child loss.
  • Conduct provider and community-based safe sleep education talks
  • Collaborates with Deputy Director of MCH Initiatives as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Services or related field required.
  • 3 years of human services experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal & communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Ability to effectively gather information via telephone in a professional manner
  • Ability to document appointment scheduling outcomes
  • Familiarity with the prenatal/postpartum and newborn population
  • Comfortable with making home visits in Baltimore City
  • Must be have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to lift 23-25lbs without assistance (weight of a portable crib)

 

Physical Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be able to:

  • Ambulate 3 blocks or more
  • Key data
  • Sit for extended periods
  • Lift at least 23-25 lbs.