COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIALIST

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

This position is responsible for promoting the Indianapolis Healthy Start program by providing outreach services to the community and home visitation services to selected high risk (Levels 2 & 3) Interconception Care (IC) program participants and their families to promote healthy behaviors. Primary focus: assist Healthy Start families to access resources through education, outreach and home visiting. Provide continuity of care, screening for risk factors that impact general health and future pregnancies, health promotion and health education for optimal health, reproductive life planning, and referrals for all needed services. Responsibilities include serving as a link between the family and the community by helping the family access health & social services that exist in the community to meet their needs.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree/BSW
  • Certified Community Health Worker or ability to be certified within 6 months
  • At least 1 year of home visiting experience
  • Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred
  • Providing informal counseling, support and follow-up
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • History of receiving and maintaining employment

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Has a strong desire to help others & a history of being a natural helper/teacher
  • Communicates and relates well with others & assertive nature to assume and an advocacy role for program participants/families
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with at-risk individuals in their homes
  • Good communication skills, such as listening well, and using language appropriately
  • Understand the community served - community connectedness
  • Knowledge about health issues and the health care system
  • Basic computer skills

 

 

Working Enviornment

CONTACTS - INTERNAL/EXTERNAL:

  • Frequent contacts with community leaders to network and maintain partnerships
  • Frequent contacts with community subcontracted health sites
  • Regular contacts with all levels of public and private health staff especially those of the Healthy Babies Consortium
  • Frequent contacts with department staff and senior management

 

MENTAL/VISUAL/PHYSICAL STRAIN:

  • Frequent standing, walking or climbing stairs
  • Steady use of hands and fingers

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis