The Indiana Department of Health is looking to fill a MIECV Coordinator position.
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Vising (MIECHV) Grant is an evidence-based policy initiative providing Indiana with resources to implement voluntary home visiting services. In Indiana, the MIECHV program is jointly led by Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Department of Child Services (DCS). The overall mission of the program is to improve health and development outcomes for children and families who are at risk. This is accomplished via the following goals:
- Provide appropriate home visiting services to women residing in Indiana (based on needs) who are low-income and high-risk, as well as their infants and families.
- Develop a system of coordinated services statewide of existing and newly developed home visiting programs to provide appropriate, targeted, and unduplicated services and locally coordinated referrals to all children, mothers, and families who are high-risk throughout Indiana.
- Coordinate necessary services outside of home visiting programs to address needs of participants, which may include: mental health, primary care, dental health, children with special needs, substance use, childhood injury prevention, child abuse / neglect / maltreatment, school readiness, housing, employment training and adult education programs.
As a MIECHV grantee, Indiana is required to meet:
- Assurances of program activities related to voluntary services, serving high-risk populations, selection of and fidelity to home visiting model(s), model enhancements, enrollment, collaboration with early childhood partners and systems, high quality supervision, evaluation, subrecipient monitoring, maintenance of effort and non-supplantation, and limiting use of funds.
- Rigorous benchmark reporting and continuous quality improvement (CQI) requirements which must be coordinated and implemented across state agencies.
Purpose of Position/Summary:
The MIECHV Coordinator for ISDH MCH is responsible for coordinating all aspects of grant in a manner that meets all federal and state requirements. This responsibility includes managing activities and processes related to grant administration; program and fiscal monitoring; demographic, service utilization, and performance measurement reporting; and continuous quality improvement of the MIECHV program. The position will work closely with state and the MIECHV Coordinator for DCS to ensure successful implementation of MIECHV in Indiana. As part of the Home Visiting team, the position is responsible for being knowledgeable of Indiana home visiting from MIECHV to provide feedback and recommendation on home visiting initiatives, including My Healthy Baby. The MIECHV Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Home Visiting Program Manager.
- Review and maintain familiarity with federal guidance and policies with regards to MIECHV
- Provide training and guidance on MIECHV
- Support planning for and completion of all MIECHV funding opportunity requirements
- Document and maintain program and fiscal assurances under MIECHV
- Coordinate the development of performance measurement (PM) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) provider procurement, scope of work with service components, and budget
- Monitor PM and CQI provider expenditures, deliverables, and reporting to support appropriate utilization of funds
- Monitor compliance and effectiveness of PM, CQI and overall MIECHV program performance using a variety of quality assurance and quality improvement methods including active participation in regular data reviews, learning sessions, action periods, studies and development of policy and procedural changes to implement proven improvement strategies
- Participate in sub-recipient monitoring activities for Nurse-Family Partnership implementing agencies
- Serve as a liaison to collaborative partners with an interest and/or role in home visiting
- Remain abreast of current literature regarding Early Childhood (EC) systems, Home Visiting, and other evidence-based models/promising practices throughout the country. Appropriately relay this information to partners, colleagues and providers.
- Work closely with the DCS MIECHV Coordinator as well as ISDH MCH Epidemiologist, Title V Coordinator, ECCS Coordinator, and Help Me Grow Coordinator to prepare quarterly and annual documentation required by federal and state guidance
- Participate in training opportunities related to the MIECHV grant and related to essential job responsibilities
- Participate in My Healthy Baby initiative activities related to home visiting reporting, capacity, QI, and standards
- Perform other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree is required. Areas of study may include public health, health administration, education, healthcare, psychology, social work, or similar disciplines.
• Experience coordinating federal grants.
• Outstanding organizational skills.
• Working knowledge of the development of public health strategies for new and existing maternal and child health programs.
• Working knowledge of organization and function of ISDH, federal and state government agencies, official health agencies, professional and other groups involved in Maternal and Child Health programs.
• Ability to communicate extremely well verbally and in writing – prepare written and oral reports and presentations that communicate necessary information to internal and external partners.
• Ability to utilize knowledge and experience to make recommendations to leadership.
• Able to work independently and as a part of a project team.
• Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Able to multitask, prioritize, and be flexible.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint; Word; Excel or Access.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
The MIECHV Coordinator works in the ISDH MCH Home Visiting Team within the MCH Division and Health and Human Services Commission. The position must collaborate with both staff and contractors at various levels, to ensure Indiana’s successful implementation of MIECHV. The position represents ISDH/MCH to numerous internal and external partners statewide and advises the Programs Director on matters of major impact to ensure conformity with MIECHV state and federal requirements.
Difficulty of Work:
This position requires significant attention to detail, the ability to work with internal and external partners, knowledge of model fidelity, evaluation, CQI, state and federal MCH performance objectives and interpretation of those objectives within a life course framework. The MIECHV Coordinator must also be able to resolve problems, logically develop ideas, interpret policy, and have superb oral and written communication skills.
The MIECHV Coordinator works under the supervision of the Home Visiting Program Manager. Work involves constant coordination and communication with internal and external partners, and with local, state and federal officials as needed.
Personal Work Relationships:
The MIECHV Coordinator maintains cooperative relationships with internal and external partners for daily problem solving and interpretation of regulations and policies; and must have the ability to work with a diverse group of employees, not only in function, but also in skill level.
Position requires the ability to sit for long periods, extensive use of computers and the ability to physically move throughout the ISDH office area. Limited travel to participate in CQI projects and attend meetings outside of the office is requried. There is no heavy lifting required.
The MIECHV Coordinator works primarily at the Indiana State Department of Health Office with regular meetings at the Indiana Government Center and with partners and providers throughout the state. Limited in-state travel is required to participate in CQI projects and meetings with providers, partners and stakeholders with whom incumbent works. Minimal out-of-state travel is required to attend selected trainings, annual grantee meeting and annual home visiting summit.
Questions about the position or to apply:
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