Maternal and Child Health Coordinator

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Sept. 17, 2019
Children with Special Health Needs Coordinator
Opening Date: September 4, 2019

Closing Date:  September 17, 2019

Job Class Code: 4150
Grade: 24  (Pro/Tech)
Salary: $42,681.60- $57,844.80 / yr.
Position Number: 2032-0171            

 

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

 

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Job duties:

 You will serve as the coordinator for the Maternal and Child Health program. You will maintain a professional position that is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the Maine Birth Defects Program. You will also support the work identified as priorities of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant State Plan to support the implementation and evaluation of various evidenced based strategies designed to improve the health of women, children and families. You will be developing and disseminating information designed to improve systems of care for children and youth with and without special health care needs.

 

You will also:

  • Compile and distribute data and information on the prevalence of birth defects in Maine;
  • Plan and facilitate professional meetings with various stakeholders, including contractors and vendors as needed;
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to seek input on services provided through the Maternal and Child Health State action plan;
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of services designed to improve child and maternal health;
  • Review data in a variety of formats, review and assess contract compliance by reviewing required reports and data entry into multiple online systems;
  • Provide support for gathering documentation and data and reporting to Federal funders;
  • Assist providing coverage to meet the needs of medical providers and families accessing services through the Children with Special Health Needs programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 An eight (8) year combination of experience and/or education in medical services to include at least three (3) years of professional experience in coordinating and administering programs for children with special medical needs or related disorders.

 

Preferred candidates will also have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with child health challenges and/or birth defects (Cleft Lip & Palate, Critical Congenital Heart Defects, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skill data entry, data analysis and compilation of detailed data reports
  • Knowledge of and experience with medical records, data abstraction or chart reviews
  • Experience using project management skills to implement health initiatives
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners
  • Ability to communicate in small and large groups complex rules and regulations

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For additional information about this position please contact Angie Bellefleur, Program Manager at (207) 287-4802.

 

*To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.

*In your cover letter, you must provide the following information:

1) explain what prior education and/or experience you have had doing the elements under “Job Description,” above; and

2) explain which, if any, of the attributes under “Preferred candidates will also have” section, above.   

 

Please note: applications sent with cover letters that do not have the information required above may not be considered for this vacancy.

 

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .

BENEFITS
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.