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Community Collaborations Coordinator

Amoskeag Health

Amoskeag Health, formerly Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC), is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Now known as The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children and Teens, Child Health Services (CHS) is the original pediatric practice of MCHC dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children. In June of 2019, all locations of MCHC consolidated under one name, Amoskeag Health.

Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves over 14,579 patients annually across four locations in Manchester.

To improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve by providing exceptional care and services that are accessible to all.

We envision a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed.

Core Values
We believe in:
• Promoting wellness and empowering patients through education
• Fostering an environment of respect, integrity and caring where all people are treated equally with dignity and courtesy
• Providing exceptional, evidence-based and patient-centered care
• Removing barriers so that our patients achieve and maintain their best possible health

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Primary care, preventive care, outreach and enabling services at Amoskeag Health are supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Cluster grant number H80CS00571. This grant provides approximately 15% of total revenue.

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Children, the LAUNCH Manchester Community Collaborations Coordinator (Community Collaborations Coordinator) serves as the Coordinator for LAUNCH Manchester Community Collaborations and leads early childhood wellness and prevention activities within Manchester, as contracted through the State of NH Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant, and will coordinate implementation in accordance with the LAUNCH Manchester Strategic Plan and Community Collaborations contract. The Coordinator works in close collaboration with Amoskeag Health’s Director of Strategic Initiatives for Children, the State of NH DHHS, and other communities with similar contracts/initiatives to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services under the Community Collaborations grant. Successful implementation of strategies will serve as a model for replication in other communities and statewide.  The Community Collaborations Coordinator also facilitates the Community Implementation Team (CIT), a group of representatives from local and statewide agencies committed to child wellness and abuse/neglect prevention that will develop and oversee implementation of relevant prevention activities. 
This position is responsible for coordination of young child wellness and child abuse/neglect prevention activities to improve outcomes for young children and their families through improved collaboration, integration, and infrastructure development, resulting in the prevention of out-of-home placements of children and reduce the number of child protection cases. Key duties of the Community Collaborations Coordinator include:

1.Coordinate planning and implementation activities with other local child and family serving agencies.
2.Communicate regularly with appropriate State of NH departments and divisions and participate on relevant committees.
3.Convene and facilitate the Community Implementation Team (CIT) including:  a.Development of relevant agenda items associated with promotion, prevention, and integration of early childhood wellness/prevention activities.
b.Coordination of local level work with the state level infrastructure and policy development.
c.Development of mutual planning and implementation strategies.
d.Address issues necessary to resolve local barriers.
e.Work to continually engage and support CIT members.

4.Facilitate completion of Manchester CIT Practice Profiles.
5.Assist in the development and execution of contracts with the designated agencies.
6.Work with partner agencies to strengthen family engagement.
7.Assist with budget management and tracking.
8.Assist in development or procurement of data tracking system(s).
9.Provide data for performance reporting and evaluation of effectiveness.
10.Work with the local system regarding implementation of evidence-based practices and workforce development.
11.Promote the initiative and its theory of change with others.
12.Address local/statewide policies and procedures to promote the LAUNCH Manchester concepts including preparing documents, designing media, and making presentations.
13.Attend and participate in other Amoskeag meetings as directed.
14.Attend mandatory safety-related and infection control in-services as designated by Senior Management. 
15.Maintain sensitivity to cultural diversity of population served. 
16.Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public or human service administration or a human services programmatic field, preferably with coursework in human services planning, and two years of human service experience, one of which must have been in human service program planning. Experience in management of contracts and grants.

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Date Added: October 28, 2019

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