Fostering Health NC Program Implementation Specialist

N.C. Pediatric Society
N.C. Pediatric Society
Desired Location: 
North Carolina
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About NCPeds:
The North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds) is the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with nearly 2,000 pediatrician and pediatric health professional members. Our mission is to empower pediatricians and our partners to foster the physical, social, and emotional well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

About the Fostering Health North Carolina program:
Fostering Health NC (FHNC) is a statewide initiative led by NCPeds. The program promotes connecting children and youth in foster care with a medical home with the capacity to meet their special health care needs and promotes the standards of care developed by the AAP. The FHNC model brings together local primary care providers, local departments of social services, and the state's care management network for the Medicaid population to better coordinate the child’s medical needs, including age-appropriate social-emotional screening and referrals. Since its inception, FHNC has helped establish state level policies that facilitate information sharing at the local level. The program leverages available technology to enhance care coordination, and assures alignment with the enhanced schedule recommended by the AAP for children and youth in foster care.

• Provide training, support assistance, and implementation support on the Fostering Health NC model to stakeholders including county departments of social services, medical home providers and staff, regional Community Care of NC network staff, public health staff, and others 
• Support and work with program staff in establishing effective implementation strategies and priorities that balance project goals and available resources
• Identify new/additional resources needed for local implementation through work with local stakeholders
• Identify barriers counties experience and assist in creating solutions
• Convene stakeholders in each county and facilitate multi-disciplinary meetings
• Create implementation tools that are used by stakeholder groups across the state
• Represent the Fostering Health NC team by facilitating trainings at state meetings and state and national conferences, including trauma-related conferences, child health meetings and DHHS staff trainings
• Provide training to CCNC primary care managers and Care Coordination 4 Children (CC4C) care managers
• Travel to counties throughout state for training and support assistance

• Assist program staff and the Fostering Health NC State Advisory Team in developing policy solutions that address barriers encountered in the field 
• Facilitate workgroups with stakeholders across the state to discuss Fostering Health NC-related activities to determine best practices, establish new policies and advance implementation tools
• Work collaboratively with partners such as pediatricians and family physicians, the Division of Social Services, Division of Medical Assistance, Division of Public Health, and Community Care of North Carolina and its regional networks, to develop, vet and post new and update existing resources for the publically available online resource library,

• Convene local and state stakeholders and facilitate meetings on the Fostering Health NC model
• Develop, staff, lead and/or serve on relevant workgroups as needed for the Fostering Health NC State Advisory Team
• Serve as back-up for the Program Director as needed for facilitation of the State Advisory Team and representing the program at external meetings

• Assist with maintenance of the FHNC online resource library, making updates as needed to relevant resources and Best Practices documents
• Communicate progress towards project evaluation goals to funders, internal team, State Advisory Team members and other partners
• Share barriers encountered in the field with internal team and State Advisory Team for problem-solving

• Present the project, our goals, and collaborative efforts to potential partners (e.g., Benchmarks, IOM Child Medical Evaluation Program providers)
• Present the project and project achievements to state and national organizations when possible

• Participate in all relevant trainings and team/organization meetings
• Assist in recruiting topics and speakers for State Advisory Team meetings
• Travel throughout state in order to perform the essential functions of the role
• Complete reporting requirements to funders on the project

• Familiarity with Fostering Health NC program preferred
• Knowledge of NC Foster Care policies and/or knowledge of Community Care of North Carolina a plus.
• MSW, MPP, MPH, MPA, MBA, BSN or other relevant degrees or experience
• Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Self-starter
• Familiarity with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Survey Monkey a plus
• Reports to Fostering Health NC Program Director or designee
• Consistent access to vehicle for travel
• Ability to learn new skills and software to perform the essential functions

Career Level: 
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Salary Range: 

$57,000 to $67,000

How to Apply: 

Please send cover letter and resume to Christy Street - FHNC Program Director