Baby Talk Health Educator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Wichita, KANSAS
Job Type: PartTime

SOM Wichita Pediatrics


Position Title:
Baby Talk Health Educator
Job Family Group:
Professional Staff
Job Description Summary:
Baby Talk Health Educator will provide instruction and support for the Baby Talk community collaborative prenatal education statewide expansion project. Baby Talk is a free program whose goal is to empower women to advocate for themselves and their babies to improve birth outcomes and baby survival. This position will be responsible for teaching virtual Baby Talk classes, creating virtual safety demonstration recordings, responding to participant questions and concerns, assisting the Baby Talk Family Support Advocate with class management and logistics, and ensuring grant outcome requirements are met. Responsibilities of this position also include creating a positive experience for clients to encourage class attendance and proactively engaging with the client to identify barriers to program involvement. This position is about 30 hours per week. Reliable transportation and some evening and weekend availability are required.
Pay range for this position will be $25-$27. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with at least 2 years’ experience working with community-based programs, diverse community members, health care systems, health departments, or clinics
  • Experience working with perinatal or infant populations
  • Experience with databases, email, the internet, Zoom and Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in person or virtual prenatal or infant care classes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse staff and varied community cultures in person, virtually and by phone
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to effectively organize and concurrently manage daily tasks
  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere
  • Ability to speak, read, and understand Spanish
  • Experience with data collection and entry
  • Experience working with the KanCare system and/or the uninsured population
  • Experience writing grant applications or completing grant reports

Essential Functions

Baby Talk Instructor – 60%

  • Teach virtual Baby Talk classes
    • Review curriculum materials
    • Instruct 2-hour Baby Talk classes, including demonstrations and participant engagement activities
    • Respond to participant questions and concerns

Program Support – 25%

  • Follow up on positive screenings (e.g. perinatal stress, anxiety disorders, and tobacco and substance use) and assist in the identification of local resources for participants
  • Facilitate class logistics for virtual classes
    • Schedule clients to each class in the data portal system (e.g. Microsoft Access)
    • Monitor client attendance to ensure completion
    • Provide communication to clients and those involved in classes regarding the schedule
  • Use the standardized reminder systems for all participants (e.g. text messages or reminder calls)
  • Provide consistent communication to the Baby Talk administrative team to share updates related to the program and ensure issues are addressed and progress is made
  • Remain up to date on community resources and services provided to facilitate meeting Baby Talk participants’ needs outside of what the program provides
  • Promote the virtual Baby Talk program to communities outside of Sedgwick County and to other organizations

Data Collection and Entry – 5%

  • Assist Family Support Advocate to obtain necessary authorizations and consent from clients
  • Assist Family Support Advocate to collect initial, completion and birth outcomes or other required program data directly from clients
  • Assist the Family Support Advocate to enter data relative to the program from all sites

Administrative and Grant Support – 10%

  • Attend weekly CRIBS program staff meetings
  • Attend all KDHE required trainings, webinars, and conferences
  • Assist with the completion of quarterly grant update reports
  • Assist in the development of annual grant applications
  • Participate in collaborative work with other state-wide sites, including attendance at relevant conferences, training and workshops
  • Assemble class binders and ensure resource bins are supplied

This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. It is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, duties, and assignments. Furthermore, job duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employee Type:
Time Type:
Part time
Rate Type:
Pay Range:
$23.76 - $35.64






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