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Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health/MIRH Newborn Home Visiting - 335474

Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health/MIRH Newborn Home Visiting - 335474

Job Description The Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP), in an effort to promote the agency's Take Care New York goal of Having a Healthy Baby, offers home visits to families with a new infant on   breastfeeding and safe sleep practices; education on maternal and infant health issues; conducts home environmental assessments and makes referrals for health and social service supports.   NHVP serves families in the Health Action Center neighborhoods in the South Bronx, North/Central Brooklyn, and East/Central Harlem. These neighborhoods and populations have among the highest rates of infant mortality and other poor health outcomes among children in New York City.The Program embarked on a new initiative to provide services to women in homeless shelters throughout the five boroughs. Home visitors assigned to this innovative initiative will provide visits to families with newborns residing in shelters or private residences; home visitors will collaborate with internal and external partners to navigate systems and assist women in obtaining necessary resources.  


The Public Advisor II, under the direction of the Supervising Public Health Advisor, will conduct visits to mothers residing in shelters.

--Conduct visits for all new parents impacted my homelessness in the Bronx and Manhattan.

--Visit maternity units in assigned hospitals on a regular basis to recruit and schedule eligible postpartum women to be visited by program staff. Match hospital listing with DHS referral list to avoid duplication in visit scheduling. Work with NHVP applications coordinator to ensure contact is made with unconfirmed DHS shelter cases with a Bronx/Manhattan addresses.

--Reinforce key health messages, provide information and make referrals for appropriate services including: internal and DHS social services, program specialists, other city agencies and community programs.

--Collects information directly onto the tablet or when necessary; complete data collection form and enter information into the program database.

--Maintain daily calendar, submit car logs, accountability forms, and additional reports as requested by supervisor.

--Participate in staff meetings, trainings and orientation as needed.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "2" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in "1" above or six months of experience as described in "2" above.
Additional Requirements
A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser, Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement "2" above.
Preferred Skills Experience working with low-income families and/or families.

Community outreach experience, early-childhood development, breastfeeding, and/or maternal-child health education experience.

Data collection experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is needed.

Excellent written and oral communication skills; fluency in English and Spanish or French preferred; and a NYS driver's license.

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license. 

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. 

• Current Resume  

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 335474

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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