Maternal Wellness Coordinator


Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County

DEPARTMENT: Circle of Moms

CLASSIFICATION: Part time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director

Position Summary:

This position is accountable for successfully implementing the program model, goals, and desired outcomes. The position provides clinical expertise and requires performing activities that benefit clients being served by the agency. The Maternal Wellness Coordinator (MWC) provides maternal mental health trainings to the community, as well as facilitates peer support groups for perinatal women struggling with mental health. The MWC provides direct client services that include risk assessment, crisis intervention and linkage to appropriate services. The MWC may also lead individual and/or group clinical reflective supervision with front line staff. The MWC works flexible hours to accommodate clients’ needs. The position requires being available for home visits, as needed. Local travel required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate peer support groups for perinatal women, including recruitment of participants, scheduling support groups, identifying locations for support groups and reserving spaces, arranging for food and refreshments, tracking pre- and post-tests for member of support groups, and collecting outcomes from participants.
  • Develop and implement maternal mental health trainings and presentations for health professionals and community at large to effectively educate targeted audiences about maternal mental health and services available.
  • Create and implement grief support opportunities for women who have experienced perinatal loss.
  • Utilize HMHB’s internal data system for tracking client information.
  • Develop and implement strategies to properly assess the mental health needs of clients and identify the level of intervention for pregnant women in need of mental health. The MWC will provide case management services (internally and externally) for perinatal women and ensure women are successfully linked with needed services.
  • Develop protocols to provide crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques in mental health.
  • Actively participates in case staffing with agency staff, community partners or other agencies in the Healthy Beginnings system of care.
  • Build partnerships and promotes flow of communication among partners to ultimately provide clients with appropriate services.
  • Assess and analyze services and access barriers in Palm Beach County and bring to the attention of Senior Leadership.
  • Effectively monitors program performance to ensure outcomes are being met.
  • Develop reporting and ensure that program meets grant/funder requirements, and ensure all related reports are complete and timely.
  • Attends pertinent meetings and trainings related to the position and as deemed by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal relational, problem solving and communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of maternal and child health issues.
  • Data collection and analysis skills.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Teaching, platform and presentation skills with adult learners necessary.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to meet and communicate with diverse groups.
  • Training in Mothers and Babies Curriculum preferred.
  • Bi-lingual (Creole) required.

Experience Required:

  • Strong background in clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions with pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Experience teaching and/or providing group presentations.
  • Experience in techniques and methods of facilitating groups.
  • Experience navigating and linking clients to community services.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work in various roles, settings and capacities while respecting boundaries in each role.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree is required from and accredited university in social work, psychology, mental health or related social services field and clinical license in the State of Florida or a Registered Intern. (Qualified supervision for registered interns seeking Licensure as LMHC is provided.)

Preferred Credentials/Licenses:

  • State of Florida Clinical License (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT) or License-eligible

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Ability to perform the above responsibilities.
  • Reliable/consistent transportation. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record and carry minimum auto insurance as required by state law.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.

How to Apply:

To apply for any open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume to vpinto@hmhbpbc.org and include the title of the position in the subject line.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Employee Handbook. HMHB will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as Amended (ADAAA). Must have a valid Florida driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, carry minimum auto insurance as required by state law and provide own transportation.

This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


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