Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.
Global Communities is seeking a part-time up to 20 hours per week Perinatal Navigator to join the Healthy Start team at the headquarters in San Diego, California.
The Healthy Start San Diego program is a national initiative to improve perinatal family health, and works to reduce disparities in birth outcomes, with a focus on diverse Black communities in San Diego. Perinatal Navigators independently manage a caseload of clients, providing culturally relevant, client-centered services during pregnancy and early childhood, with a focus on diverse communities, including African-American and Black Immigrant families. Perinatal Navigators outreach, enroll, and provide health education related to pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care, primarily via 1-on-1 visits with families in their home or other locations.
Perinatal Navigators interact with other local programs staff and external partner agencies, exchanging information to ensure optimal health outcomes for clients while ensuring HIPAA compliance. Ideal candidates have experience with childbirth education, doula work, lactation and/or parenting education. Perinatal Navigators will work under direction of the Healthy Start Project Director and will work primarily with families in the field (in San Diego), with additional work from GC’s Murphy Canyon office and some work from home responsibilities.
Responsibility Area: Outreach, Enrollment, & Networking
Conduct outreach, enroll, and provide case management to at least 25 pregnant persons and their families each year, with an emphasis on Haitian communities in San Diego.
Participate in collaborative meetings with community partners, acting as a positive representative for the program and agency
Responsibility Area: Perinatal Health Education
Provide semi-technical, culturally relevant and language appropriate visits to program participants relating to healthy pregnancies, childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care
Empower women and families by building resilience and reducing stress during pregnancy through healthy behavior promotion to reduce prematurity, infant/maternal mortality and low birth weight outcomes.
Prepare and present educational information and material in a culturally-relevant and language appropriate manner
Identify clients in need of additional services (medical, social and economic and mental health), make appropriate referrals to community agencies, and document follow-up contact
Responsibility Area: Data Collection and Entry
Collect and maintain project data to document each families’ strengths, needs, and outcomes
Data entry into a Salesforce based database
Data cleaning in collaboration with the Project Director to ensure accurate reporting
Ensure HIPAA compliance for all project related data
Support project organized community events, health education and support group activities
Participate in agency, project, and partner activities and meetings
Maintain continuing education as appropriate. Perinatal Navigators will be supported to achieve certification in childbirth, parent, and lactation education
Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the Supervisor or Project Director
POSITION SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must be available to work occasional evenings and one Saturday each month.
Must be available to work overtime during peak periods.
Must have reliable transportation for regular travel around San Diego County.
Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have cultural experiences comparable to the populations served, along with knowledge of and respect for the values and beliefs of African-American and/or Black Immigrant women and communities.
Fluency in English (read, write, speak) and Haitian Creole is required
Possess knowledge of women’s health, including prenatal and post-partum concerns; experienced in topics of mental health, childbirth, infant behavior and development, and local community and social service resources.
Specialized training in childbirth, doula, postpartum doula, or lactation education is a plus; at least 2 of these trainings will be provided within the first year of employment.
Experience with the following are a plus: home visiting, case management, Community Health Worker, benefits eligibility including Covered California.
Able to work independently and also as a team-player.
Detail-oriented with strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.