(CONTRACT) Perinatal Mental Health Specialist (MA license)

Pomelo Care

Pomelo Care

Massachusetts, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

About us

Pomelo Care is a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, engineers and problem solvers who are passionate about improving care for moms and babies. We are transforming outcomes for pregnant people and babies with evidence-based pregnancy and newborn care at scale. Our technology-driven care platform enables us to engage patients early, conduct individualized risk assessments for poor pregnancy outcomes, and deliver coordinated, personalized virtual care throughout pregnancy, NICU stays, and the first postpartum year. We measure ourselves by reductions in preterm births, NICU admissions, c-sections and maternal mortality; we improve outcomes and reduce healthcare spend.

Key responsibilities of the role

Your North Star: Provide direct patient care and care navigation by delivering evidence-based care that is founded in awareness, education, and prevention for the perinatal mental health issues affecting our patients.

We are hiring a creative, thoughtful, and skilled person who is eager to improve access to the highest quality perinatal mental and behavioral care, with a particular focus on reducing disparities. As a member of the clinical team, you would support our whole-person program of emotional, mental and behavioral care for pregnant people before, during, and after pregnancy. *This is a 1099 position with a six month contract, 5-10 hours per week*

Reporting to the Director of Therapy, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing one-on-one virtual care visits for Pomelo patients
  • Providing behavioral health and health related social needs screenings and appropriate response including diagnostic, therapy, and behavioral health interventions to pregnant and postpartum patients.
  • Performing ongoing psychosocial assessment of patients, providing reassurance and building rapport
  • Establishing individualized care plans to meet specific health needs based on evidence-based standards
  • Developing wellness goals by determining motivating factors and leveraging them for best possible health outcomes.
  • Identifying and addressing barriers that have been identified by patients.
  • Reducing care gaps (missed appointments, medication management, etc.) by frequent engagements with patient
  • Triaging of patients with urgent screening results and concerns to appropriate virtual and in-person emergency services
  • Collaborating with all involved teams and support services to ensure that patient and family needs are met.
  • Documenting all care/interactions in a timely fashion and escalating to appropriate multidisciplinary teams, as needed
  • Supporting group care, as needed

Who you are

  • Independently licensed as an LCSW, LMFT, LPC or LMHC
  • Licensed in MA - active and in good standing
  • Have 5-8 years of experience providing therapy services in a hospital and/or healthcare practice
  • Have experience with perinatal mental health care, possibly including: perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, trauma-informed care
  • Are enthusiastic for promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of Pomelo’s internal and external programs
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Are facile with email, spreadsheets, EHRs, and other commonly used software, and willingness to work with new software
  • Understand the prevalence and role that birth inequity and structural racism plays in maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Are professionally engaged
  • Have experience working with clients eligible for Medicaid and/ or other public health programs

Bonus points if you have any of the following

  • Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C)
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently
  • Multiple state licenses (must be eligible and willing to be cross-licensed in many states)
  • Experience working with trauma patients
  • Experience with cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR
  • Experience in case management and care navigation
  • Experience providing virtual care
  • Experience participating in group care

Why you should join our team

By joining Pomelo, you will get in on the ground floor of a fast-moving, well-funded, and mission-driven startup where you will have a profound impact on the patients we serve. And you'll learn, grow, be challenged, and have fun with your team while doing it.

At Pomelo, we are committed to hiring the best team to improve outcomes for all mothers and babies, regardless of their background. We need diverse perspectives to reflect the diversity of problems we face and the population we serve. We look to hire people from a variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, and veteran status.

Our contract hourly rates are based on paying competitively for our company’s size and industry. In accordance with New York City, Colorado, California, and other applicable laws, Pomelo Care is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. Individual pay decisions are ultimately based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, geography, and balancing internal equity. A reasonable estimate of the current contractor hourly rate is: $70.00-$95.00 per hour.