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Health Educator Senior (Community Engagement)

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Commonwealth of VA Careers

Chesterfield, VA, US

1 month ago
full-time
No degree mentioned

Job highlights

Qualification

Knowledge of public health issues; public and private health care practices; program evaluation; planning and policy development; community organizing; survey methods and use of data and health education principles. Skills in program planning; implementations and evaluation; community assessment and organization; writing reports and program plans; grant writing; public speaking; group dynamics and consultation with other professionals and the general public. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, problem solve, make appropriate decisions and develop program goals and objectives, evaluate program outcomes, impacts and processes. Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with information and security policies. Bilingual in English/Spanish. Formal or lived experiences focused on partnership, collaboration. Demonstrated experience engaging with unknown people in large and small settings and maintaining effective working relationships with others. Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse persons and communities, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Demonstrated experience supervising people. Demonstrated experience using including Unite Us or FindHelp software. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions

Responsibility

The incumbent establishes and maintains relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with community-based-organizations (CBO) and provides supervision to staff, including Community Health Workers. Working collaboratively with community stakeholders, and particularly within the Latino community, the CES centers the voices of residents and uses an equitable lens to identify what/where available programs and services will be deployed. The position works to bridge relationships and build trust between community members, clients, and patients to promote reaching their health potential. Specifically, the Community Engagement Specialist provides leadership to the Community Engagement and Interpreter programs. The incumbent will represent the Health District in community coalitions to learn, collaborate and partner with other organizations. The CES also identifies community locations and maintains positive relationships to offer Health District services, including Care Resource Coordination, from the identified partner sites. The position will collaborate with internal and external departments to create and maintain systems that bridge current patients and clients to programs within the community, such as equity care access through interpreting and/or translation. Typical work hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with occasional evenings and weekends

Benefits

  • Pay Band: 4
  • As part of VDH, this is a grant funded, full-time state position with comprehensive and competitive state benefits that include affordable health insurance options, life insurance, disability plans, retirement plans, 14 paid holidays, and paid leave accrued upon hire
  • The availability of funding is scheduled for review annually and periodically thereafter
  • Retirement Savings
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dental Coverage

Job Description

Description

Title: Health Educator Senior (Community Engagement) State Role Title: Education Support Specialist III Hiring Range: $52,372 - $56,658 Pay Band: 4 Agency: Virginia Department of Health Location: CHESTERFIELD HQ Agency Website: www.vdh.virginia.gov Recruitment Type: General Public - G Job Duties The Chesterfield Health District (CHD) is seeking a Community Engagement Specialist (CES) to oversee the Population Health division’s community engagement work. The incumbent establishes and maintains relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with community-based-organizations (CBO) and provides supervision to staff, including Community Health Workers. Working collaboratively with community stakeholders, and particularly within the Latino community, the CES centers the voices of residents and uses an equitable lens to identify what/where available programs and services will be deployed. The position works to bridge relationships and build trust between community members, clients, and patients to promote reaching their health potential. Specifically, the Community Engagement Specialist provides leadership to the Community Engagement and Interpreter programs. The incumbent will represent the Health District in community coalitions to learn, collaborate and partner with other organizations. The CES also identifies community locations and maintains positive relationships to offer Health District services, including Care Resource Coordination, from the identified partner sites. The position will collaborate with internal and external departments to create and maintain systems that bridge current patients and clients to programs within the community, such as equity care access through interpreting and/or translation. As part of VDH, this is a grant funded, full-time state position with comprehensive state benefits that include affordable health insurance options, life insurance, disability plans, retirement plans, paid holidays, and paid leave. The Community Engagement Specialist will work primarily at 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, however regular travel within the Health District is required. Typical work hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with occasional evenings and weekends. As part of VDH, this is a grant funded, full-time state position with comprehensive and competitive state benefits that include affordable health insurance options, life insurance, disability plans, retirement plans, 14 paid holidays, and paid leave accrued upon hire. This is a restricted position which is solely funded by Federal CDC grant funds ending 11/30/2027. The availability of funding is scheduled for review annually and periodically thereafter. Employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant or non-general funds. Minimum Qualifications • Knowledge of public health issues; public and private health care practices; program evaluation; planning and policy development; community organizing; survey methods and use of data and health education principles • Skills in program planning; implementations and evaluation; community assessment and organization; writing reports and program plans; grant writing; public speaking; group dynamics and consultation with other professionals and the general public • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, problem solve, make appropriate decisions and develop program goals and objectives, evaluate program outcomes, impacts and processes • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; utilize excellent interpersonal skills and foster good working relationships with professionals and community groups to achieve desired outcomes • Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with information and security policies Additional Considerations • Bilingual in English/Spanish • Formal or lived experiences focused on partnership, collaboration. • Demonstrated experience engaging with unknown people in large and small settings and maintaining effective working relationships with others. • Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse persons and communities, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. • Demonstrated experience supervising people. • Demonstrated experience using including Unite Us or FindHelp software. Special Instructions You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position. VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:55 p.m. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHSIG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions. It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website: www.vdh.virginia.gov. If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment. As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) employer VDH Welcomes Veterans to apply! Supplemental Questions: You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information will help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration Contact Information Name: Ayswarya Renjith Phone: 804-335-8182 Email: ayswarya.renjith1@vdh.virginia.gov In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019. Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.