Job Posting: Implementation Specialist

updated May 2022

Implementation Specialist Description:

Docs for Tots is seeking an Implementation Specialist to contribute to our team as we facilitate quality improvement initiatives to support developmental, social emotional, maternal depression, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and social determinants of health screening and referral for young children. Additionally, the Implementation Specialist will assist in coordinating Docs for Tots programs-related activities. Specifically, the Implementation Specialist will be trained by Docs for Tots to handle these responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate stakeholder meetings and presentations
  • Assist in the training of providers (i.e. medical staff, child care providers, etc.) to utilize screening
  • Facilitate providing Docs for Tots technical assistance to partners, including phone, email, virtual and onsite visits
  • Elicit qualitative feedback to inform improvement
  • Contribute to the evaluation of implementation and strategize to improve
  • Review, print, collate and maintain materials/documents as necessary for implementation
  • Work with team to advocate for evidence-based early childhood screening in the community
  • Assist supervisor in establishing meaningful partnerships with relevant agencies
  • Use and share quality improvement cycles
  • Assist in the dissemination of project outcomes through staff meetings, presentations at conferences and/or articles
  • Assist with the implementation of Docs for Tots’ other projects as needed

Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in related field (Health and Human Services, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, etc.) Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. Responsibilities will be tailored to individual experience and degree.
  • Reliable insured personal transportation and a valid driver’s license with the ability to travel regularly to locations across Long Island and, less frequently, other locations in New York State.
  • Experience in or commitment to early childhood development. Experience in health settings strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to independently handle projects and problem solve barriers to success.
  • Strong computer skills, including data entry, word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, strong MS office, web navigation and e-communication needed. Comfort with social media a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish effective work relationships with different types of professionals.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility when working with all departments and levels of the provider offices.

Program Description: Docs for Tots has a portfolio of projects that help professionals to implement best practice/proven models to enhance the support that they provide young children. For example, we use intensive technical assistance and quality improvement methodology to encourage pediatric practices to screen for developmental and social emotional delays, maternal depression and adverse childhood experiences. Similarly, we have a learning collaborative to train child care providers to screen children for general and social emotional development. We meet professionals where they are and help them optimize their current practices so that they can better meet the needs of young children and their families.

Organizational Description: Docs for Tots’ mission is to bring together children’s doctors and communities to promote practices, policies and investments in children from prenatal to age five that foster children’s healthy development and future success. By influencing the institutions that directly impact children’s lives, we create systemic, sustainable change for early childhood.

Employment Type: Full-Time (can be part time initially)

Professional Level: Entry or Intermediate Level

Salary Range: $40,000-$55,000 (Salary commensurate with experience)

To Apply: Please email a one-page resume and one-page cover letter with Implementation Specialist in the subject line. Submissions with resumes longer than a page, without a cover letter, and without the appropriate subject line may not be considered.

Docs for Tots is dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin (including ancestry), religion, gender or sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), alienage or citizenship status (unless required by law), disability, reproductive health decision making (including, but not limited to, the decision to use or access a particular drug, device, or medical service), marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, military status, unemployment status, genetic information (including genetic characteristics), or any other protected status under federal, state, or local laws. Docs for Tots is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy with respect to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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