Perinatal Mental Health Specialist
LOCATION: Newark, New Jersey
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time / Non-Exempt – 15 hours/week
ANNUAL SALARY: $19,000/year
JOB SUMMARY: The Perinatal Mental Health Specialist will be providing support, education, and referral information via telephone to expectant and postpartum women. The Perinatal Mental Health Specialist will educate healthcare providers and consumers on perinatal depression and anxiety, and facilitate support groups in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in Northern New Jersey.
- Provide follow-up referrals and support via the Emotional Health Phone Support Program to perinatal women delivering and receiving care at Partnership member hospitals, community-based agencies, and home visitation programs in Northern New Jersey.
- Collaborate with the New Jersey ‘Speak Up When You’re Down’ helpline and other community/hospital based mental health services to facilitate connection between patients who need perinatal mental health services.
- Establish expectant/new mothers’/bereavement support groups, either in-person or virtual, at community-based organizations such as early head starts, family success centers, faith-based, and other family-centered organizations located in the eight counties covered by the program.
- Plan and organize community events, in-person or virtual, such as health fairs and workshops for expectant women, new mothers, and women who have experienced a perinatal loss.
- Assist in the planning and execution, in-person or virtual, of full and half-day professional conferences, trainings/presentations on perinatal mental healthloss to all Partnership member hospital staff and community-based organizations located in the eight counties covered by the program.
- Conduct data entry of referrals for the Emotional Health Phone Support Program.
- Complete required documentation for all activities and the program’s quarterly report.
- Handle other duties as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, or related field.
- Two years’ experience working in perinatal mental health.
- Experience facilitating support groups
- Knowledge of support and community resources within Northern New Jersey.
- Experience in working with culturally diverse communities/families and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
- Strong verbal, written, and computer literacy skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to multitask and meet deadlines.