Salary $44,821.02 - $67,784.21 AnnuallyLocation RemoteJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH518TV050
Closing2/14/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionHennepin County's Human Services and Public Health department is seeking a Community Health Worker, Senior to join their team. This position will assist and encourage parents, in selected Hennepin County zip codes, in getting and keeping their children up to date with immunizations as well as educating the community on preventive healthcare and immunizations, providing referrals for low-cost clinics that provide vaccinations, and maintains relationships with programs that serve families with young children. The Community Health Worker, Senior will also attend community outreach events to increase community knowledge about the importance of immunizations. Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work! Learn more about the work of Public Health.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program. Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some occasional evenings and weekends. While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About this position type:This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.This position is internally classified as a Community Health Worker, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
Prepare and maintain records, reports, and parent outreach in Baby Tracks database.
Attend community outreach events to educate the community on the importance of immunizations.
Maintain mail and phone communications with families regarding immunizations and low-cost clinic information.
Utilize the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection Program system (MIIC) to gather information.
Respond to client questions and provide program information via phone.
Assist with training new employees.
Participate in special projects as assigned.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Completion of two years or more of college, in social/behavioral sciences or another field related to the area.
Two years or more of experience working in a community outreach or public health setting.
Nice to have:
Working with community outreach programs.
Working with local non-profit organizations and/or organizations that works with families with young children.
Using databases and performing data entry where accuracy is essential.
Knowledge of community resources and social services available to clients.
Communicate fluently in Somali, Spanish, Pashto, Dari or other languages in addition to English, both verbally and in writing.
Work effectively and communicate with individuals from a variety of cultural and lifestyle backgrounds in a respectful and non-judgmental manner.
Show patience, compassion, and empathy, and listen to the member's needs.
Handle several different problems and assignments, simultaneously.
Communicate with all levels of staff and customers in writing and verbally.
Candidates with fluency in another language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more atThe Bridge. Select Guest.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.