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Family Advocate (Project Launch)

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.

Mission
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.

Vision
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.


The Family Advocate serves as an advocate and case manager for families who have been exposed to trauma and/or violence and have had contact with law enforcement or other first responders. The Family Advocate is interested in having a positive impact on the lives of families in Manchester, NH through the Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team Enhancement Project (AEP) and coordinates ACERT deployments, child/family case management, and referrals to local service providers, as contracted through the City of Manchester Police Department US Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant. The Family Advocate works in close collaboration with ACERT Enhancement Project Supervisor and the City of Manchester Police and Fire Departments, YWCA NH, and other community-based service providers. The Family Advocate is committed to educating families on the effects of adverse childhood experiences and improving family access to and follow through with community supports. The Family Advocate will have a drive and enthusiasm for innovative community connections and program improvement strategies. 

Note: This position is jointly based out of the Manchester Police Department and will require completion of a background check. This position is grant-funded through September 30, 2021 with the expectation that the ACERT leadership team will seek funds for sustainability of the role and project as a whole.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: March 31, 2021

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