Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
Current Job Opportunities
4/21/2019


Perinatal Mood Disorders Specialist (BU2230-118) - Operations Division


Pennsauken, NJ.

This is a full time position under the direction of the Program Coordinator. The Perinatal Mood Disorder Specialist provides comprehensive support services to childbearing women who may be at higher risk for developing anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum. This individual works collaboratively with healthcare providers, hospitals and community agencies, facilitates group support, and provides community outreach education throughout the Southern New Jersey region.comprehensive support services to childbearing women who may be at higher risk for developing anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum, works collaboratively with healthcare providers, hospitals and community agencies,  facilitates group support and provides community outreach education throughout the Southern New Jersey region.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct support services to childbearing women who screen positive through the web-based EPDS process at participating healthcare provider ambulatory locations or via the telephone “warmline”
  • Creates an individualized plan of care with the at risk woman through assessment and triages the woman into the appropriate level of care
  • Provides counseling referral resources and follow up telephone support to meet the needs of childbearing women and families
  • Works collaboratively with staff at participating healthcare provider locations to ensure a positive outcome for the childbearing woman
  • Assists in establishing the model of support that can be sustainable in meeting the needs of childbearing women
  • Facilitates psycho-educational group support in underserved areas that promote emotional wellness for childbearing women
  • Participates in community outreach education with hospitals and agencies in the region
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing or other Health-related field required. Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred.
  • Expert assessment skills
  • Two years’ experience in the triage and referral process
  • Two years’ experience working with childbearing families in a perinatal or outreach setting
  • Two years’ experience in group support facilitation
  • Must present in a professional manner and be able to engage with a wide range of clients and professional associates
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with good leadership, oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance policy and car

Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review.

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. 

It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job.  EOE

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