Local Health Outreach Coordinator P/T @ Township of Bloomfield - Bloomfield, NJ

Job Overview

22 days ago

Local Health Outreach Coordinator P/T

Township of Bloomfield - Bloomfield, NJ

Department: Health & Human Services

Brief Description:

The part-time LHOC Health Educator will assist the LHOC to increase local public health capacity
to contain, mitigate and prevent COVID-19 and other communicable diseases through targeted
outreach to underserved populations. The Health Educator will work to ensure at-risk residents
in their communities have access to support services such as housing, insurance coverage, and
unemployment compensation to allow them to isolate or quarantine effectively.

This is a temporary, part-time position supported through a two-year grant awarded by the
New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The Director of Health Education will provide direct
supervision of this position. This position is on-site for 21 hours/week.

Specific Duties:

  • Work with the Outreach Coordinator and other health education staff to Identify gaps in
needs amongst COVID-19-positive and COVID-19-exposed persons, especially those in
vulnerable populations and search for local solutions. This could include, but is not limited
to, food banks, mental health services, visiting nurses, telehealth solutions, and other
community programs that can address the needs of COVID-19-positive and COVID-19-
exposed persons.
  • Ensure appropriate linkages to social supports are made, such as referrals to LINCS Social
Support Coordinators and/or 211 supports.
  • Regularly monitor COVID-19-related data received through testing, outbreak investigations
and contact tracing within LHD jurisdiction, utilize to reprioritize outreach to existing, and
newly affected vulnerable populations.
  • Work with and plan outreach activities and materials with other LHOC staff.
  • Assist with grant reporting to the LHD and State Health Department.
  • Work under Bloomfield Director of Health Education to strategize and report LHOC work.
  • Attend local community events for outreach purposes. Bachelor’s degree preferred in public
health, public administration, social work or related field.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in public health, public administration, social work or related
field.
  • Professional experience in program/project coordination and/or community outreach,
preferably in a public health-related or social service agency.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Participated in a task force or other diverse working group.
  • Ability to work with diverse professional partners from various community sectors.
  • Knowledge of public health and/or community wellness resources and social services in
New Jersey, preferably in the community where the candidate is applying.
  • Experience working with and/or supporting vulnerable populations, such as communities

who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people,
immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse
cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and
distress.
  • Ability to rapidly learn access and navigate various databases and software programs
following training.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.

Salary: $31/hour

How to Apply:

Send cover letter detailing experience and resume/qualifications to:

Email: [email protected]

Or Mail to: Bloomfield Twp. Department of Health and Human Services

1 Municipal Plaza Room 213 Closing Date: June 31,2022

*Bloomfield Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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