Community Health Specialist

Wadena County MN
Wadena, MN 56482
Post Date:
January 16, 2020
Job Status:

Pay Range: $22.28 Step 1 to $25.56 Step 5, dependent on experience (2020 pay scale)
FLSA: Non Exempt
Status: Union
Reports to: Public Health Director/Public Health Supervisor
Kind of work: Community Health
Nature and Purpose: Provide community health guidance and program implementation to individuals, communities and systems. The community health specialist is expected to function independently in the areas of assignment with reporting and discussion of significant issues.
Essential Job Functions provided on the individual and community level:
* Provide outreach and education to individuals and communities.
* Provide community and systems level planning/development/implementation/evaluation through: grant management and implementation, coalition development and maintenance, marketing, community assessment and planning, and public health infrastructure development and quality improvement initiatives.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
* Principles and methods of community organizing
* Community assessment and analysis skills
Teaching, group leadership, written/verbal communication and public speaking skills
* Ability to effectively work with key decision makers
* Writing, budgeting and evaluation skills
* Self-motivated with ability to work independently
* Time management skills with ability to be flexible
* Creative thinking skills
* Marketing skills
Completion of four year BS or BA degree in community health, health educator or comparable program from an accredited college. In addition, applicants must have valid driver's license, ability to drive for employment, ability to work occasional evenings or weekends.
Preferred: Experience in grant writing/management/evaluation, coalition development/leadership, and systems/policy/environmental change programming.
Physical Demands:
Lift 45 pounds
Position open now and until filled.
Wadena County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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