Title: Community Health Specialist
Department: Community Impact- PSE
Reports to: Associate Director of Policy, Systems and Environmental Change
Hours: Full-time, occasional evenings, and weekend work possible
Starting Wage: $23/Hr.
The Community Health Specialist will support various community health projects such as, but not limited to: Stop the Hate, Cessation Community Builiding, community health classes, Lancaster Community Center Classes, HPV awareness, etc. in all direct oversight of staff, program activities including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage and oversee program objectives and deliverables to support Project Coordinators and Community Engagement Coordinators.
- Provide weekly team meetings and reflective supervision.
- Communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Collect, analyze, report, and file all relevant documentation in OneDrive folder.
- Participate in required workshops, webinars, trainings, and conference calls.
- Attend and participate in any meetings and planning sessions to support Project Coordinators and Community Engagement Coordinators.
- Complete and submit all required grant reports and provide monthly updates.
- Carry out other duties as determined by Director of Community Impact and/or Associate Director of Policy, Systems and Environmental Change.
Experience & Requirements:
- Community Health Specialist will be required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Community Health, Public Health, Public Policy and/or Social Sciences or one year full time and detailed experience in the fields of Community Health, Public Health, Public Policy and/or community organizing and advocacy.
- Experience working with underserved communities.
- Must pass background check.
- TB test clearance.
- Maintain CA driver’s license.
- Must have automobile and proof of insurance.
- Must provide COVID-19 vaccination card.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Self-starter, with the ability to take initiative and require minimal supervision.
- Effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills preferred.
- Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and organizational relationships.
- Ability to work with interruptions while maintaining positive communication with staff and clients.
- Ability to determine work priorities.
- Ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions.
- Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations.
- Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties.
- Ability to establish positive rapport with diverse populations, utilizing cross-cultural skills and knowledge of cultural and religious differences, attitudes and practices.
- Ability to be culturally sensitive, tolerant, and non-judgmental.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to understand distribution site operations.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
- Bilingual preferred.
- Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by AVPH Board of Directors.
- Primarily an office environment; with hybrid – remote option
- Employee will be required to perform repetitive physical and mental activities, have face-to-face and telephone contact with individuals, work with others in a group or team, and work with the public.
- Will be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Work may be performed under stressful and emotional conditions.