Public Health Intervention & Outreach Specialist — Full Time — Health/Nursing/Immunizations
Hiring Salary: $15.99 - $18.48 per hour
REQ #: 10412 — 1 Position(s)
Posted Date: 11/7/2017 Reposted Date: Closing Date: 12/19/2017
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday; Hours may include evenings and weekends.
PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, provides intervention and outreach services to persuade and educate Public Health District (PHD) clients and McLennan County Residents to complete actions required to prevent and mitigate communicable diseases.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Completes investigations, interventions, may require blood draws for communicable disease testing, interviews and assessments of PHD patients; provides ongoing case management services, explains PHD programs and links patients to other social service and health care agencies; persuades and motivates clients to take proper actions; maintains patient records and database; evaluates client progress and lab tests and provides counseling support.
• Assists with community outreach and assistance programs; provides health education to clients and their families, social contacts and the community; documents outreach, intervention and client service delivery.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Manage inventory of supplies and equipment and performs office duties as needed.
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Driving is essential.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• City and local policies and procedures.
• Texas Department of State Health Services policies, procedures and regulations governing public health programs.
• Methods, practices and procedures for interviewing and assisting public health clients and community partners.
• Underlying social and physical factors facing client groups and strategies to resolve core issues.
• Assessing and evaluating medical and social problems and providing outreach and advocacy services.
• Performing casework services and working effectively with others to manage solutions.
• Controlling the confidentiality of Public Health files and reports.
• Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to email@example.com, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE
High School diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND one year experience in social services or public health programs.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s license.
• CPR certification required.
• Specific technical certifications in public health may be required for some incumbents.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The physical requirements of this position:
o Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit and temperature-controlled working environment; with some travel from site to site.
o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as exposure to exposure to blood borne pathogens or exposure to chemicals.
“The applicant for his job vacancy should understand that this position is grant funded which means that employment is limited to the duration of the grant. There is no guarantee of future employment with the City once the grant funding for this position has been depleted and/or the grant funded program has been complete.”
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