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Public Health Assistant, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health/MIRH Newborn Home Visiting - 345232

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. The Program has embarked on a new initiative to provide services to women in homeless shelters throughout the five boroughs. These neighborhoods and populations have among the highest rates of infant mortality and other poor health outcomes among children in New York City.


* Ensure client referrals received from DHS are appropriately assigned to home visiting staff.

* Identify community resources that support women and families living in shelters.

* Visit partner maternity facilities post-partum units, identify and offer visits to eligible mothers.

* Provide instruction and health education on maternal and infant health issues, including breastfeeding, safe sleep and early childhood development as necessary, at partner hospital facilities.

* Collect and enter data; monitor, review manage assignment of cases for home visitors.

* Participate in Program-sponsored and community events, for example: crib distribution and health fairs, and assist senior management with other assignments and/or administrative tasks.

* Travel between Manhattan and Bronx, NY
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; or

2. Completion of eleventh grade of high school, and one year of full-time satisfactory experience performing health-related or clerical duties.

3. Education and/or experience that is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have completed the eleventh grade of high school.
Preferred Skills --Experience working with low-income families and/or families in a shelter setting

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

-- Data collection experience and familiarity 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 # 345232

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.
Work Location Travel between Manhattan and Bronx, NY 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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