Community Outreach and Parent Mentor Coordinator

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County (MCHC), is seeking a Community Outreach and Parent Mentor Coordinator

Summary:  This position is responsible for performing community outreach activities throughout the Delaware Valley area (Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware counties) and cultivating MCHC’s relationships with partnering and potential partnering agencies of its federally funded Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in partnering with MCHC.
  • Attend community meetings and events as a representative of the CKC project.
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials and information on Medicaid and CHIP, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.
  •  Identify relevant media outlets and develop effective messaging strategies.
  • Present (both oral and written) presentations which include information on the CHIPRA project, Medicaid and CHIP, and relevant health statistics.
  • Develop relationships with partnering agencies in the Delaware Valley Area.
  • Coordinate partnering agency support activities such as trainings, workshops, conference calls, and one-on-one meetings
  • Design educational and promotional materials as deemed necessary.
  • Assist in implementing a comprehensive strategy to meet the goals and objectives of the CKC Project; Assist in assessing progress and developing and implementing new strategies as necessary.
  • Document all activities and record information, such as the numbers of presentations conducted, and events attended.
  • Maintain an inventory of promotional material
  • Recruit and train Parent Mentors

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends organizational-wide staff meetings.
  • Participates in organizational-wide training programs.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; including ability to speak effectively in public.
  • Excellent group leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Track record of being self-motivated, with ability to work independently to achieve assigned objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse communities.
  • Highly developed organizational skills with history of successfully managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • No criminal or child abuse history as determined by a criminal background check and child abuse screening.
  • Willingness to accept supervision and make personal performance improvements as appropriate.
  • Ability to work some evening and/or weekend hours and travel throughout the Delaware Valley area in order to visit partnering agencies and attend community outreach events. 

Clearances:

  • No criminal or child abuse history as determined by a criminal background check and child abuse screening.
  • No data identify theft or financial fraud as determined by a criminal background check.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates’ or Bachelors’ degree in Health Education, Social Work or related field. Additional education and/or at least 3 years of work experience may be substituted for these requirements.
  • Previous experience implementing community-based outreach and education initiatives, and/or experience in the health insurance industry.

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MCHC continues providing services during this difficult time. We are grateful for your support. Our program participants are receiving services remotely during this public health crisis either through (IVC) interactive video conferencing using WhatsApp application to have two way, real-time, audiovisual communication between MCHC staff members and Family (parent and target child and others) or through telecommunication (audio phone calls) and following the guidelines from "Parents and Teachers curriculum" during this difficult time; ensuring staff is able to share important COVID-19 information as the situation evolves. Our staff is able to support the majority of parents who are at home with their children and provide them with interactive activities that are conducive to their children’s learning and development. In addition, the staff is directing and providing different resources including healthcare access to families in different communities. Your generosity is making a huge difference in the life of many children. We are providing support to families around the County with basic items including diapers, formula, personal care items, and food box donations. Just in the past month, MCHC staff have delivered over 85 food boxes from Chester County Food Bank, diapers, formula, and other baby items and we estimate an increasing need in the coming weeks. Family Benefit Specialists continue doing Health Insurance and SNAP benefits enrollments on a daily basis. While many other local human service organizations are closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, our capacity to support families virtually allowed us to adjust our program structure within a week. Support from donors like you will enable us to sustain our program infrastructure and support our staff as we continue serving vulnerable families in our community.