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Prenatal Program Specialist

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

 The Prenatal Program Specialist is responsible for providing day-to-day programming for prenatal mothers & fathers, and newborn parents. Programming includes facilitating groups and/or home visits as appropriate or required.

REPORTS TO: The Supervising Program Manager and Executive Director

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Support staff if applicable, Prenatal Program Volunteers


Program Coordination

Identifies community resources for prenatal program participants and establishes relationships with such resources

Develops and nurtures key partnerships to promote and evolve the YPN prenatal program

Assists in securing funding for continued support of the prenatal program

Assists in data collection and reporting outcomes/successes to funders and/or key program partnerships

Provides staff support and/or trainings as appropriate to enhance prenatal program services

Assists in the enrollment process of participants into the appropriate prenatal services

Provides a level of medical expertise to enhance prenatal services for participants

Group Support

  • Works as a team member in the coordination and management of group including child care, transportation, food, activities and curriculum for each group

  • Plans and provides specialty group experiences for families as appropriate and necessary

  • Assists in recruiting, training and supporting volunteer group facilitators

  • Contacts referrals in a timely manner and in such a way as to engage programming services

  • Completes participant intakes in a timely manner

  • Monitors participant attendance and problem solves with participants any barriers to attendance and any other life issues that may arise with participants

  • Conducts hospital visits and postpartum home visits to new mother participants

  • Updates program information with referring agencies, and networks with community professionals and resource providers

  • Completes program evaluations and participant assessments as required

In-home Support as needed

Assists in delivery of prenatal materials and resources in the home setting

Provides a safe learning environment for the expectant parent(s) and support people

Supports the family in the implementation of healthy behavior choices to ensure the birth of a healthy baby

Interfaces with other program staff and community partners to ensure that the needs of the family are met

Provides support/information as needed to other parent educators providing prenatal home visits


Follows or exceeds agency standards for documentation completion

Completes accurate and timely documentation of all service activities

Maintains current database participant information as required

Provides professional written and verbal communication

Responsible Work Performance Expectations

Practices preventative, safe work habits

Observes all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations

Reports all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol

Provides timely employment paperwork

Participates in required trainings as scheduled and Broadway Maybies fundraiser

Support Agency/Program Mission & Values

Interacts with youth & families in a respectful, strength-based manner

Provides services to families in a culturally competent manner

Proactively contributes to the professional development of self & team

Follows and models the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined in the YPN Agency Handbook

All other duties as assigned by agency needs

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:  Nursing or human service related degree required and 5 years’ experience working with young families, with prenatal experience preferred; basic computer skills, data entry, people skills, lifting & hauling necessary items to and from group site; able to work normal business hours with some flexibility; Thursday evenings required and other evening and weekend work is possible.



Application Instructions:

Please email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Jan Moffitt, Program Manager,

Applying for:

Prenatal Program Specialist


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Posted 07/17/17

Job ID: 61426