Title: Community E Engagement/Outreach Technician $18.90 - $25.96 / Posted thru: 11-11-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Susan Manente, Communi Community Engagement Unit Manager
Work Location: Lansing, MI
Purpose: This position provides community out outreach and engagement support to the Com Community Engagement Unit within the Che Chemical Emergencies and Response Section of the the Division of Environmental Health at the Mic Michigan Department of Health and Human Ser Services. Community Engagement Technicians wil will play a critical role in ensuring health pro protective information and resources are com communicated clearly and consistently in com communities throughout Michigan.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Travel to diverse communities and e engage with community members impacted by e environmental contamination, by providing h health protective information and awareness a at community events, meetings, and other v venues. • Build capacity for community members a and stakeholders to share knowledge and p provide feedback. • Identify and cultivate relationships w with community members, groups, and s stakeholders. • Recruit community members for p participation in exposure assessments, h health studies, focus groups, and other p participatory projects. • Participate in program planning, d development, implementation, and evaluation. • Implement new and existing health e education and outreach programs. • Assist with program-related projects a and activities as needed. • Represent the best interests of M MDHHS and MPHI at all times. • General administrative duties as need needed.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree or hig or higher in public health, social work, commun community engagement, psychology, anthro anthropology, or similar discipline.
Experience: Experience conducting outreach and and community engagement field work is pref preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Strong ability to engage stakeholders and build networks that are goal-focused and action-oriented. • Strong cultural competency and c collaboration skills with the ability to w work effectively in an environment with d diverse cultures, multiple perspectives, and c competing needs. • Experience in working with community m members, stakeholders, coalitions, and n networks. • Knowledge of health disparities, e environmental justice, social justice. • Ability to communicate effectively o orally and in writing to a range of a audiences. • Strong facilitation skills and the a ability to deliver presentations suitable f for diverse stakeholders. • Commitment to ongoing learning and c continuous improvement. • Ability to work collaboratively as p part of a team and on own initiative. • Maintain confidentiality as required b by state and federal laws. • Proficient in various computer a applications such as Outlook, Microsoft W Word, and Excel. • Basic knowledge or willingness to l learn basics of toxicology, risk c communications, behavior change, e environmental health, and/or chemical e exposure. • Flexibility to work evenings and we weekends.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Physical requirements consistent with a standard office environment. Transport supplies to sites around the state on an occasional basis. Items and supplies can be bulky and weigh up to 40lbs. May go door-to-door to educate residents and may be exposed to cold or wet weather conditions. Requires valid vehicle operator door to educate residents and may be exposed to cold or wet weather conditions. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and travel within within the State, including evenings, weeken weekends, or occasional overnights. Less occasi occasionally, travel may be required outside the St the State.
Travel: This position will require regular trav travel throughout the state of Michigan. Some Sometimes including nights and weekends.
Responsibility for the Work of Others: None.