Public Health Educator II – Health Equity Specialist 118003211
NCAPHA IS ACTIVELY RERUITING FOR A PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR II – HEALTH EQUITY SPECIALIST TO BE PLACED AT THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Public Health
The Health Equity Specialist position is a community-based position that address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding local health department internal and external capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission) among historically marginalized populations (HMPs), or other priority populations. This project is grant funded and secured for a minimum of 2 years.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborate with the Health Department's Senior Leadership Team, Management Team, and front-line staff to review and amend, as necessary, the CCDPH mission statement, strategic plan, and policies and procedures to promote equity.
- Assess the CCDPH mission, organizational culture, recruiting and hiring policies and practices, partnerships, and programs using the REJI Organizational Race Equity Toolkit or other validated assessment tool approved by the DPH Advancing Equity Coordinator.
- Coordinate and/or provide annual training for staff on health equity, racial equity and/or social determinants of health.
- Participate in Advancing Equity state program conference calls, meetings, and training sessions for program updates, peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, and capacity building on equity.
- Establish or have membership in an Equity Advisory Council consisting of members from HMPs that exist in the LHD’s county or counties to seek guidance from the Council on internal and external operations in support of equity.
- Collaborate with CCDPH staff and external partners on community outreach efforts related to COVID-19 and other health conditions in an effort to reduce health disparities and advance Health Equity.
- Participate in an facilitate outreach to high-risk and marginalized communities to better understand needs, facilitate information sharing, and improve health outcomes.
- Identify gaps in local tobacco cessation services and develop partnerships with providers and community organizations to increase access to cessation services particularly for those who experience tobacco related disparities.
- Develop and provide culturally competent tobacco free-living education materials to be used in reaching populations with tobacco related health disparities.
A master’s degree in public health education or in public health with a major in public health education; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health education and two years’ experience in public health education or a related field; or graduation from a four-year college or university and three years’ experience in public health education; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Experience working with historically marginalized communities
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited universities.
Cumberland County offers a generous benefit plan including a Government Retirement Plan, 12 paid holidays per year and an Employee Wellness Center Clinic.
To learn more about this employment opportunity and to apply, please visit our careers page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cumberlandcountync
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES APPLY AT: www.ncapha.org/employment_center
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