Open Position: Family Support Worker

May 17, 2017  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  2 comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition is accepting applications for a Family Support Worker with the Healthy Families Jacksonville program.

The Family Support Worker is primarily responsible for initiating and maintaining regular contact with families in their home and providing referrals to other needed support services. The FSW also establishes rapport with the family to strengthen the parent-child relationship through home-visit activities. View the full job description here.

Resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to resume@nefhsc.org.

Employment Opportunity: Front Desk Coordinator

May 15, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

The Magnolia Project/Oasis Front Desk Clerk is responsible for the reception area (Front Desk) at the site. Includes greeting of all guests, answering phone calls, assisting guests with questions regarding the Magnolia Project/Oasis services, and creating and maintaining a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for consumers.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to resume@nefhsc.org

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
1) Must be detailed-oriented and have the ability to multitask.
2) Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment.
3) Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills.
4) Enjoy working with people and possess a friendly and outgoing personality.
5) Excellent communication, listening and computer skills.
Basic Qualifications
1) Associates degree preferred will substitute High School Diploma and at least two years working/volunteering with the public in disadvantage communities.
2) Experience with engaging, educating and working with community residents is preferred.

Employment Opportunity: Office Specialist/Case Manager

  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

The Magnolia Project Office Specialist/Case Manager is responsible for day to day task at the site and function as an integral part of the preconception and interconceptional case management team integrating prevention and intervention activities to support childbearing women ages 15-44 with a goal of improving future birth outcomes.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to resume@nefhsc.org

• Order and maintain adequate office supplies
• Answer telephone, opening and distributing mail, etc.
• Assist with special projects as needed
• Take minute of management/staff meetings
• File, maintain records, copy, fax and perform other such clerical duties
• Back up DOH staff will needed
• Coordinate preconceptional and interconceptional services for non-pregnant high risk women
• Assesses preconceptional risk and develop specific risk reduction goals/activities and link participant to preventative services
• Ensures that a comprehensive service

• Performs all other duties as assigned by the Project Director

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in the field of maternal child health or social science preferred. Will substitute 5 years professional experience in direct service, mental health, maternal and child health or related field. Experience working with diverse communities, organizations and agencies preferred. Strong communication and writing skills are required. Proficiency in computer applications is required.

 

Mother of the Month: April 2017

May 2, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Nequel Allen on being selected as the April Mother of the Month.

Nequel is an expecting mother who was nominated by her MomCare advisor, Jane Gavan.

“When I first talked to her, I just knew that I had to nominate her for the Mother of the Month” Jane said. “We began talking and I found out that she was staying with her grandparents because her apartment was condemned due to a faulty roof. She lost everything! I just wanted to bring some sunlight into her life. She is very motivated and is trying to do everything that she can to give her child a healthy start at life.”

Nequal found out about her pregnancy after being hospitalized due to dehydration and having low nutrient levels. Thanks to the help of Jane and Rejoice, her outreach coordinator, Nequal is on track to have a healthy pregnancy. After she gives birth, Nequal plans to obtain her GED while working.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Mother of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like congratulate Nequal on being chosen as the Mother of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here

Father of the Month: April 2017

Apr 27, 2017  •   Written by Jerail Fennell   •  no comments

FOM2The Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition would like to congratulate Charles Toliver Sr. on being chosen as the April 2017 Father of the Month.

Charles was nominated by his daughter-in-law, Pam, who admires his hard work and dedication.

“I nominated my father-in-law because he is an absolute jewel” Pam said. “He loves his grandkids and is always willing to babysit and help out wherever he can. He loves gathering them all around to tell them stories of his younger days. I couldn’t think of anyone else more deserving of this honor than my father-in-law.”

Charles is a retired business owner who once owned a cabinet company for over 30 years named Made Rite Cabinets in the Jacksonville area. Now that he is retired, he spends most of his time fishing, doing woodwork, working on his car, sharing his wisdom and helping out his family when and where he can.

On behalf of the Coalition and our Father of the Month sponsor, Nothing Bunt Cakes, we would like to congratulate Charles Toliver Sr. on being chosen as the Father of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Mother/Father of the Month, click here