Lead Poisoning Public Health Advocate/Outreach Worker

Website City of Worcester

The Executive Office of Economic Development seeks a Public Health Advocate/Outreach Worker. This position reports to the Lead & Healthy Homes Program Manager. The Public Health Advocate is responsible for providing culturally competent case management services and health education to families with children under the age of six, in order to reduce the number of lead poisoned children and increase accessibility to lead-safe housing across central Massachusetts. This position works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. This position routinely requires regional travel throughout the Central Massachusetts region at least 2-3 days per week.

The Public Health Advocate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal, & written communication skills; the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions; the ability to operate modern office equipment including but not limited to a personal computer, PDA, calculator, copier, and multi-line telephone system; the ability to maintain an organized work environment, and maintain accurate, timely documentation within electronic database systems; and the ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Additionally, the qualified candidate will have the ability to interact with diverse, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups; ability to communicate effectively with homeowners and their representatives; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, public health, or closely related field.
• Two (2) years of related healthcare, public health, healthy housing fields (lead, mold, asbestos, IAQ, etc.), social services, and/or community engagement experience.
o Possession of a valid Massachusetts Community Health Worker certification may substitute for one (1) year of the above listed experience.
• Valid MA Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in community outreach, case management, and interviewing techniques.

SALARY RANGE: $23.74 – $31.55 hourly, fulltime. Excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

To apply for this job please visit www.worcesterma.gov.