Position Filled: (F/T) Community Outreach Worker, CAP Program
COVID-19 Immunization Action Plan (CAP) Program
Community Outreach Worker
Naugatuck Valley Health District is seeking a full-time, grant-funded Community Outreach Worker that will work primarily on the objectives of the COVID-19 Immunization Action Plan (CAP) Program.
The Community Outreach Worker shall provide culturally competent COVID-19 immunization education and outreach services that targets individuals in underserved communities, communities in high social vulnerability index towns and other vulnerable populations in the Naugatuck Valley Immunization Action Plan jurisdiction, including the towns served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour, Shelton), as well as Oxford, Trumbull, Monroe and Stratford.
Employment is contingent on grant funding and will end on June 30, 2023. Continued employment beyond this date is contingent upon the availability of additional grant funding.
This is a full-time position paid at $30/hour for 35-hours per week. Hours may include required work performed on some Saturday and Sundays, or evenings. Primarily office work, although participation at community events and off-site work are sometimes required. Remote work may be performed only with the permission of the Assistant Director of Community Health Services or Director of Health. This position is eligible for the benefits of a full-time employee consistent with the Personnel Policies of the Naugatuck Valley Health District.
The outreach worker must have a thorough understanding of the area’s population and the goals of the immunization program, parenting, or case management skills with new parents. Our ideal candidate will communicate in a professional manner with state and local health departments, public officials, and the public employing dynamic communication and interpersonal skills, cultural competency/sensitivity, tactful language, and empathetic interviewing skills to build rapport and maintain trust.
- Must be able to handle a fast-paced, heavy workload environment and demonstrate excellent public service skills.
- Ability to interact in a non-judgmental manner with culturally diverse populations and persons experiencing a wide range of social conditions.
- Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and ethical conduct.
- Ability to read and write English required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable.
- Knowledge of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
- Flexibility to work community events or NVHD events during some evenings or weekends.
- Own transportation required for local and in-state travel.
This position reports directly to the COVID-19 Immunization Action Plan (CAP) Program Coordinator under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Community Health Services and the Director of Health.
- Increasing client compliance with established immunization schedule.
- Providing parents and their children in with assistance in accessing the health care system.
- Providing assistance in monitoring of the program outcomes.
- Providing assistance to the CAP Program Coordinator or NVHD IAP Coordinator in managing the CT Immunization Information System, CT WiZ.
- Providing statistical reports to the Community Health Division’s Immunization Program.
- Interactions with area vaccination providers to obtain required data and promote vaccine compliance.
- Works with the CAP Program Coordinator to develop immunization education materials, and promotes state, Federally, or otherwise recognized developed materials.
- Contacting Primary Care Clinics, School Based Health Centers, Community-based and Faith-based organizations, and other similar organizations to increase referrals and compliance accordance with established plan of immunization.
- Host community forums, focus groups, panel discussions, or other health education and promotion events related to immunizations.
- Performing field outreach to maintain immunization plan.
- Maintaining accurate documentation of all action on patient records and appropriate reports.
- Participating in statewide COVID-19 Action Plan (CAP) and/or Immunization Action Plan (IAP) program meetings.
- Performs other duties as required.
To apply, submit a confidential cover letter and resume to Lisa McEachern, Naugatuck Valley Health District, 98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483 or email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 4:00PM on Thursday, July 14, 2022.