The Community Resource Coordinator is responsible for creating and implementing systems that improve access to quality perinatal mental health care for Los Angeles’ birthing and postpartum persons. The primary tool that the Community Resource Coordinator will use towards achieving this goal is Perinatal Mental Healthwyze, a dynamic, mobile, mapping, and SMS infused platform that enables both consumers and providers to find perinatal mental health services, rank the quality of those services, and connect and share experiences with a network of users and providers.
The Community Resource Coordinator reports to Maternal Mental Health NOW’s Executive Director. S/he will also work closely with the Clinical Director, Clinical Training Specialist, Director of Development, Events & Communications Coordinator and Maternal Mental Health NOW’s volunteer membership base.
Essential Job Functions:
- Research and identify public and privately-funded organizations that work with and serve perinatal families and determine perinatal mental health-related services that they provide;
- Increase utilization of the Perinatal Mental Healthwyze platform through training marketing and outreach strategies;
- Support the logistical and operational needs of community trainings on the Perinatal Mental Healthwyze platform;
- Identify and build relationships with community-based organizations that have families with young children as stakeholders;
- Represent Maternal Mental Health NOW on local and state networks and coalitions by attending and participating in meetings;
- Make presentations on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, Maternal Mental Health NOW’s work and the Perinatal Mental Healthwyze platform to networks, coalitions and other stakeholders;
- Collect and analyze data on the perinatal mental health resources listed in the Perinatal Mental Healthwyze platform;
- Collect and analyze data on the users of the Perinatal Mental Healthwyze platform;
- In collaboration with Streetwyze and community members, use data to make recommendations for improving the maternal mental health infrastructure, policies, and programming;
- Present recommendations to local, state, and national policy, program and funding audiences;
- Serve as the primary liaison between Maternal Mental Health NOW and the Streetwyze team;
- Oversee grassroots constituency efforts, including distribution of educational materials and advocacy tools, online petitioning, letter writing campaigns and a Community Advocacy Day;
- Recruit individuals with lived experience to join the Share Your Stories Speakers Bureau and identify opportunities for them to share their stories;
- Support the development of a peer-to-peer support network/program
- Contribute to strategic and operational planning of the organization;
- Other duties as assigned.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
- Perform other related duties as assigned including attend weekly staff meetings and 1:1 supervision meetings, etc.
- Masters Degree in public health, public policy, health education, behavioral science or other relevant discipline (psychology, law etc )
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Spanish language proficiency a plus.
- Ability to use a variety of desktop computer applications including Windows, Browser, Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint formats.
- Strong presentation, social/interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general health information.
- Volunteer recruitment and management experience.
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities.
- Knowledge of the local neighborhoods within the county of Los Angeles.
- Knowledge of health, outreach and education programs for parents and children.
- Knowledge of cultural health practice beliefs.
Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
Note: This description is not meant to be all-inclusive.