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Title: Home Visiting Consultant – Nurse Family Partnership
$60,424 – $82,284 / Posted Thru: 8-25-22
Location: Remote/Virtual – Must Be a Michigan Resident
Purpose: The Home Visiting Consultant will provide consultation and contract monitoring, per Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) requirements, to local Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting programs funded through the Department. This position will help to ensure contract expectations are met through the provision of high-quality home visiting services to first time parents and their infants. This position will also act as a support for programs to assist with program implementation as it pertains to contract requirements. The Home Visiting Model Consultant will work with the Michigan Home Visiting Unit (HVU) within MDHHS serving as an integral member of the state team, about specific prevention-focused home visiting models for pregnant people and families with young children.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide consultation and technical assistance to local grantees implementing home visiting programs in their communities.
- Establish contract language for local implementing programs.
- Conduct site visits to provide sub-recipient monitoring and Quality Assessment monitoring to local Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting programs funded through MDHHS to ensure state contract expectations are met.
- Work collaboratively with HVU program analyst to ensure appropriate sub-recipient monitoring of LIA.
- Prepare and utilize all HVU sub-recipient monitoring documents, with program analyst as appropriate, to complete required sub-recipient monitoring activities.
- Work with HVU program staff to analyze and develop procedures to integrate NFP into the broader Early Childhood and Home Visiting Systems.
- Collaborate with key MDHHS and Michigan Public Health Institute staff to evaluate program measures, monitor the effectiveness of interventions, and support Continuous Quality Improvement efforts.
- Participate in grant development/writing as needed, conference planning, and other MHVI activities as identified by the manager.
- Participate on national and state advisories as requested or invited.
- Contribute to the overall planning and implementation of the state’s Home Visiting Initiative.
- Participate in HVU Implementation Plan Review meetings as part of grantee monitoring.
- Align activities with the HVU FFPSA Consultant and Substance Use Coordinator to support implementation of the FFPSA State Plan.
- Participate in unit, division, bureau, and department level activities that support personal development and growth in knowledge on racism, diversity, health inequities, and health disparities.
- Understand current unit, division, and department activities to reduce health disparities and increase overall diversity in the workforce.
- Support inclusion of representative parent voice as an equity strategy in all state and local grantee activities.
- Take annual training on Implicit bias and health equity topics.
- Develop policies and procedures for grantees to support health equity practices including annual health equity work plan objectives in alignment with other HVU staff.
- Contribute to the development of HVU policies and procedures that support health equity practices.
- Maintain a positive, credible, professional, and interpersonal relationship with all state and local partners and always represent the best interest of MDHHS/MPHI.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s degree in nursing, public health, or a related field required.
Experience: Professional experience in maternal and/or child health, with at least two years of prevention-focused home visiting, preferred. Experience providing leadership to other professionals via consultation, training, supervision, or administration is preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
- Experience with program monitoring and consultation.
- Knowledge of program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Techniques of individual and group collaboration.
- Knowledge of prevention-focused home visiting programs for pregnant people and families with young children.
- Ability to provide leadership to other home visiting professionals.
- Ability to gather feedback from stakeholders and identify training needs.
- Support access to training, and plan and conduct meetings.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Hybrid work environment. Remote work is standard. Attendance at in-person Department meetings is required. Requires travel to designated communities across Michigan. Valid vehicle operator’s license needed. May be required to travel to national meetings relevant to the implementation of the project and/or state sponsored activities supporting the project.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This position will have a direct impact on the implementation of the evidence-based home visiting program, Nurse-Family Partnership, ultimately improving outcomes for families with high-risk. This position will work as part of the MHVI team to support building the statewide home visiting system. #LI-Remote
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose
Supervisor Daily – Weekly Updates
Local Implementing Agencies At least Monthly Contract Monitoring
HVU Team Weekly Team Huddle
HVU Analyst Daily – Weekly Fiscal Monitoring
NFP Regional Consultant As Needed Coordination/Training
MDHHS staff As Needed Coordination
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”
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