JOB OPENING: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

 Job Summary- The CHW is responsible for the care coordination and case management of families enrolled in the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative.  Responsibilities and Duties Enrolls and case manages yearly, at least 50 pregnant or postpartum women and their infants up to two years of age, and their families, using a home-visiting model Assists with the on-going care coordination to pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to two years and their families Administers depression screens to program participants and makes appropriate referrals Assures referral and/or enrollment of program participants and their families in health coverage under the ACA in greater Kansas City Develops a plan of care with the program participant and modifies plan when appropriate Provides assistance in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services which are culturally appropriate Prepares monthly reports for the Evaluation Team Recruits program participants to participate in the Community Action Network Assists with providing referral resources to significant other males and fathers of the children enrolled in the program  Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, or related field experience Qualification Requirements: At least 5 years’ experience working in the maternal and child area Familiarity with the neighborhood services Experience with grassroots organizations and coalescing neighborhoods and their residents Ability to work effectively with project staff and to be a team player Capacity to maintain full confidentiality of program participant information and data   Minimum Qualifications: One of the two open positions requires bilingual English/Spanish. The Community Health Worker should be very familiar with the community service area and urban neighborhoods, and comfortable working with a diverse population. Ability to work independently to achieve program goals.  Benefits: Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled. To apply, send a letter of interest and a copy of your résumé to info@mchc.net NOTE: Applications received without a letter of interest AND résumé will not be considered. Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition....

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REMINDER- CANCELED: Youth & Mental Health: Living in an Anxious World: January 26, 2018 MCHC Quarterly Meeting

We are very sorry for any inconvenience but we are obliged to cancel this meeting. The program will be presented at the July 27 Quarterly meeting instead.  ———————————————————————- Nationally and locally, there has been an increase in mental health problems in children and adolescents. Today, one in 5 children and adolescents have a mental health problem. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem among children, affecting 13% between the ages of 9 and 17. This details a reality that can create powerful barriers to success for the youth we serve. Join us on Friday, January 26, from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, in the Biery Auditorium for the MCHC Quarterly meeting to hear keynote speaker, Kimberly Nelson, SAMHSA Region 7 Administrator, discuss youth mental health issues. You will hear from local adolescents about their struggles with anxiety as they navigate through high school and prepare to leave for college. This educational event will also include information on agencies in metro KC that are helping youth conquer mental health issues and a call for action during a breakout discussion. To register please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCHC12618 and for more information contact Shannon Williams at...

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Mid America Immunization Coalition Quarterly Meeting March 7

Save the date for the MAIC Quarterly Membership meeting: Wednesday, March 7 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Overland Park, KS Lunch will be provided. Registration will be opening soon!  

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE from all of us at MCHC

Susan, Jean, Shannon, DuJuan, Gina, Paul, Mary Jean, Vanessa and...

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WE’VE MOVED!

As of January 1, 2018 our new address is: 1734 E. 63rd Street Suite 301 Kansas City MO 64110 We look forward to welcoming you in our new space. Susan, Jean, Shannon, DuJuan, Gina, Paul, Vanessa, Cristina and Anne

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