Pregnancy Support Specialist

Seeking a compassionate and dedicated Pregnancy Support Specialist to join our team. This role requires approximately 5 hours/week but is determined by the applications submitted. Work is remote and hours are very flexible, but a timely response is needed.

This role involves providing support and referral to services for individuals and families affected by hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a debilitating condition characterized by severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The Pregnancy Support Specialist will play a pivotal role in supporting and growing our Crisis Fund program. The Pregnancy Support Specialist will assist with developing policies and procedures, reviewing applications, referring for services, and determining eligibility to receive foundation-based funding based on predetermined criteria.


  • Processes: Assist with developing the process and structure of the crisis program, including eligibility requirements, application process, approval, documentation, sustainability, and payment.
  • Patient Support: Offer guidance to individuals and families throughout their pregnancy journey to refer to available resources and social supports.
  • Assessment: Conduct assessments to understand the unique needs of patients to determine who may be eligible for the LED Crisis Fund.
  • Crisis Intervention: Provide immediate crisis intervention and referral to patients facing severe symptoms.
  • Education: Collaborate with HER clinical team to provide HER resources and guidance.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for patients by referring to appropriate medical services, if known, to ensure their voices are heard and respected.
  • Support Groups: Facilitate support groups for patients and caregivers if time permits, creating a safe space for sharing experiences and fostering a sense of community.
  • Resource Development: Coordinate with the HER Foundation team to develop resources that assist patients and families in locating supportive services.
  • Sustainability: Engage with patients post-award to facilitate sustainable fundraising and increase impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program.
  • State licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or equivalent.
  • Experience in providing psychosocial support and social service referrals to individuals and families preferably within a maternal health context.
  • Empathy, patience, and strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients, families, and the HER Clinical team.
  • Knowledge of maternal mental health and the impact of medical conditions on well-being.
  • Ability to independently review applications and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of professionals.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural, socioeconomic, and emotional diversity.
  • Detail-oriented documentation and record-keeping.


  • Pay: $25-35 per hour, 5 hours a week average; up to 20 hours a month.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by hyperemesis gravidarum.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and references via email to The application deadline is July 5, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Join the Hyperemesis Gravidarum Education and Research Foundation to make a difference! HER is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.