Public Health Department Job
Regional Community Health Worker
Cumberland, NC (Cumberland County)
Regional Community Health Worker
The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a grant titled “CDC Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement: COVID-19 Public Health Workforce”. The grant provides funding to establish, expand, train, and sustain the state, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. As part of this initiative, DPH is making available funds for the 10 regions identified by the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors (NCALHD) to recruit, hire, and train personnel to fill critical gaps in its Public Health Infrastructure Foundational Capabilities. position supports Health Departments in Region 6 including Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. This position can expect a flexible hybrid in-person and virtual work schedule that meets the needs of each county.
Regional Community Health Worker (2 FTE): Funding will support two (2) Regional Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support Local Health Departments (LHDs) in implementing community outreach and engagement activities. The CHWs will engage community members to: receive and participate in health department services and receive timely public health information.
- This position will work to establish new partnerships and build existing partnerships. This includes partnerships with the business community, LGBTQ and Native American/Alaskan Native, and non-Judeo-Christian populations.
- This position may work in collaboration with positions in each LHD that have been designated to work to advance health equity in each county
- Collaborates with local non-profits, government agencies, community groups, faith-based organizations and other relevant partners to promote services provided by local health departments. This includes but is not limited to attending health fairs, community group meetings, providing information on social media
- Works to improve and enhance communication about and collaboration with LHDs programs to improve health services to populations and ensure the provision of culturally appropriate care and enabling services.
- Provides COVID-19 response information to community members
- Coordinate outreach events and attend community events
- Use census tract and zipcode data to identify and provide outreach services to underserved and historically marginalized communities
REQUIRED: High School Diploma or equivalency. RECOMMENDED: Bachelor Degree in Healthcare or related field. Community and public service in additional to a high school diploma may be considered in lieu of recommended education requirement.
Skills and Abilities
- Effectively interacts with a variety of clients
- Utilizes communication skills grounded within the context of individual and community culture
- Identifies appropriate community resources for clients
- Develops positive relationships with diverse populations
- Mobilizes community entities
- Describes the community and its health issues
- Recognizes the social determinants of health and how they impact the community’s health
- Effectively connects with community and facilitates client connections
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