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Job Title: Community Health Specialist
Job Number:
Organization: Yakima Health District
Posted: 12/30/2021
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Union Gap,  WA    USA
Compensation: $25.50 – $33.60 per hour + Benefits
Position Description: A Community Health Specialist provides and manages health education programs that help individuals and families, throughout Yakima County, maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Essential Job Functions: This professional is responsible for performing the tasks as follows: • Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments; • Develop and present health and promotional programs, workshops, informational sessions to medical providers, schools, community members, and fellow health professionals; • Make decisions, solve problems, analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions to frequent health concerns; • Develop, prioritize, implement and monitor program or project goals and objectives; • Collect statistical data, maintain records, prepare reports; • Interpret the meaning of information for others by explaining what the information means and how it may be used to address health concerns; • Evaluate information and data to ensure deliverables are in compliance with regulations, grant requirements, and mandated laws; • Update technical knowledge and apply new information to the job; • Present complex regulations and guidelines in writing and verbally in a clear and concise manner to a diverse population, some with limited English skills; • Develop a network of organization and community partners interested in sponsoring educational and informational campaigns specific to improved heath.

Qualifications: Knowledge and Abilities: • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, public administration or a related field; • Two (2) years of experience providing public health program services or education to the community, service agencies, or health providers • An equivalent amount of experience may substitute for education on a one for one basis; • Knowledge of leadership, program management, and oversee service deliverables; • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suites software including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (or Adobe); • Establish and maintain effective, courteous and respectful interpersonal relationships with internal and external colleagues, partners, clients, and the general public, to include communicating with a difficult or disruptive customer • Ability to communicate effectively with a very diverse workforce and community • Ability to speak, read, write English is required; ability to speak Spanish is Highly Desired.

Working Conditions/Physical Conditions: • The majority of this work is conducted indoors in an office, meeting rooms, or community facilitates; • Frequent use of a computer that involves viewing a computer screen, and frequent wrist movements; • Frequent travel throughout the county and on occasion to regional meetings in the state; • Must be able to obtain a valid Washington State driver’s license within 30 days of employment and possess auto insurance, or be able to demonstrate the ability to travel throughout the county during adverse weather conditions; • The successful candidate will be required to complete a thorough background investigation which includes the review of the individual’s criminal history • Must be able to legally work in the United States as a citizen or possess appropriate immigration paperwork; • Must prove or obtain immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella diseases within thirty days of employment; • Must be current with pertussis immunization within thirty (30) days of employment.

Organization Description: https://www.yakimacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View /29932/Community-Health-Specialist-Job- Description?bidId=

Closing Date: 3/30/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Victoria Reyes,  Community Health Specialist
Contact Location: 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Dr

Union Gap   WA  98903
United States
Contact Location: 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Dr
 
  Union Gap   WA  98903
  United States
Contact Phone: 5092496549 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: victoria.reyes@co.yakima.wa.us
Web Address:
How to Apply: How to Apply: Resume and cover letter must be submitted by 11:59pm on January 9, 2022 to HealthDistrictHR@co.yakima.wa.us or mailed to 1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive Union Gap, WA 98903. The resume and cover letter should include information about relevant work experience, skills and abilities applicable to the job.

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