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Public Health Department Job

COVID-19 Community Health Information Worker

Iredell, NC (Iredell County)

Posted 09/14/2022

NCAPHA is actively recruiting for a Full-Time COVID-19 Community Health Information Worker placed at the Iredell County Health Dept.

COVID-19 Community Health Information Worker

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The primary purpose of the grant funded temporary placement is to work with a multidisciplinary team to create plans and then work within the community and alongside non-profits, businesses and existing trusted members of the community to carry out COVID-19 health risk reduction campaigns and work to promote equitable access to information, testing and vaccinations. 

  • Provide COVID-19 messaging and information within vulnerable communities, where data reveals the need.
  • Assist with identifying individuals, who can be a part of a COVID-19 community champion network, to further promote facts and public health prevention practices, including testing and vaccinations. 
  • Relay reliable information to individuals about COVID-19 vaccine facts to dismay myths to alleviate fears.
  • Provide face-to-face, telephone and virtual communication to individuals or groups.
  • Share information on how to find vaccination sites and how to register online.
  • Engage in grassroots canvasing and community education to promote vaccinations.
  • Provide insight for potential neighborhood vaccination clinic sites.
  • Provide, as needed, community resource information to individuals.
  • Help community members receive answers to COVID-19 related questions. 
  • Track activity metrics for outcome measurement.

This position is temporary and will be employed by North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies.THIS POSITION IS NOT AN IREDELL COUNTY POSITION.  The position will be placed at the Iredell County Health Department, located at 318 Turnersburg HWY, Statesville NC 28625.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Monday - Friday 8am-5pm, 40 hours, occasional evenings & weekends.

HOURLY SALARY:

  • Will be based on experience and knowledge

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school graduate
  • Job related experience where communication, teaching, service coordination, outreach, customer service, community service, program planning, capacity-building, knowledge transfer skills and/or other similar were used.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • A basic understanding of public health and COVID-19. 
  • Ability to exhibit a professional and positive attitude and a good work ethic.
  • Ability to follow directions to ensure the needs of the program are being met.
  • Ability to inform community members about COVID-19 information sharing goals.   
  • Have the ability to provide reliable information, communicate clear and effectively to individuals and in groups (in a professional and helpful manner).
  • Work effectively within a team
  • Ability to use effectively use Microsoft Office/PC based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities to achieve goals.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Ability to think critically and use good judgement in decision making.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English.
  • Fluency in other languages, like Spanish, is a plus. 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for work use.
  • Maintain valid vehicle insurance on the vehicle used for work purposes.

Qualified candidates apply at:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8051017b-5cd0-4bd7-9972-7dc8ffcf752e&jobId=33312&lang=en_US&source=CC788055

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