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.
- 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)
The ideal candidate must be able to:
- Ambulate 3 blocks or more
- Key data
- Sit for extended periods
- Lift at least 23-25 lbs.