COVID-19 Community Mobilization Coordinator -Public Health Job Number: 00124643
Job Posting : Sep 8, 2020, 4:16:37 PM Closing Date : Sep 23, 2020, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Department of Public Health
JOB SUMMARY :
In alignment with the vision of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and under direct supervision of the Director of Community Mobilization, COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative, this position will be responsible for working with community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide contact tracing support and to build collaborative systems for surveillance and co-enforcement. The COVID-19 Contact Tracing initiative is a one-year grant from Illinois Department of Public Health that is building the capacity and infrastructure of CCDPH to rapidly scale up its contact tracing program to the levels that the COVID-19 pandemic requires in order to contact people who have been exposed to the virus in suburban Cook County. There is opportunity for the grant to be refunded for an additional year following expiration.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
* Co-designs community- and worker-centered bi-directional, collaborative systems with partners for outreach and education, surveillance and co-enforcement.
* Oversees activities of a select number of CBOs to ensure alignment and advancement towards successful implementation of initiative objectives and fiscal compliance in collaboration with Director of Community Mobilization. CBOs may be awarded funding to:
o Conduct effective public health education and outreach efforts to priority communities and populations about COVID-19 information.
o Provide testing and resources to support residents in minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
o Address other social and economic impacts of the virus that are being borne disproportionately by low-income communities, such as housing instability and lack of food.
o Formalize with CCDPH ways in which the department works hand-in-hand with community to support surveillance and co-enforcement to achieve greater compliance with healthy and safe work practices and infection control procedures in workplaces.
* Provides or coordinates technical assistance to community-based organizations (e.g., related to communications, coordination with contact tracing teams, reporting, etc.).
* Ensures CBOs effectively implement communications and media plan.
* Develops and presents materials to local government, community institutions and other key stakeholders to raise awareness and support for the initiative and related activities.
* Creates content and/or materials (e.g., fact sheet, resource materials) to support communication efforts.
* Tracks ways in which CBOs are supporting contact tracing as part of the initiative. Manage project databases for monitoring and evaluation purposes; prepare reports as needed.
* Works with Senior Director and Director of Community Mobilization, other team members and community-based organizations to ensure successful, coordinated and timely implementation of the initiative.
* Supports day-to-day project operations.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Master's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Work or other related field from an accredited college or university
* Three (3) years of experience in program leadership and/or management in community health and health promotion
* Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs
Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA ICS-100, 200, 700 and 800 management within six (6) months of employment.
Position requires moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid driver's license in good standing and access to an insured vehicle
* Must be able to work flexible hours outside of a usual day shift schedule that may include evenings and weekends
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
* Knowledge and demonstrated experience with applying health promotion theory, using evidence-based or best practice strategies; management including areas of program planning and evaluation, as well as grant management.
* Knowledge and understanding of principles of health communication, including social marketing and determinants of community health and how to build local capacity.
* Familiarized with the geographical region to provide contract tracing throughout Cook County
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Ability to plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills
* Ability to cultivate and manage key relationships/stakeholders, as well as lead and facilitate group process
* Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
* Ability to build a logical approach to address problems or opportunities
* Ability to manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources.
* Ability to maintain a positive outlook, motivate self and team to work constructively under pressure Ability to respond resourcefully when challenges arise and accept responsibility for actions, learning and change
* Ability to direct and manage change
* Demonstrated commitment to health equity and social justice.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
* A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
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ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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