Scott County

Community Health Specialist - WIC

Location
Scott County, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 12, 2021
Closes
Nov 11, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

This position performs a variety of activities and tasks in implementing Public Health activities and interventions for the Women Infants and Children’s (WIC) program. This position provides community engagement, capacity-building, outreach, networking and health promotion, and prevention education to various diverse communities, faith-based entities, non-profit organizations, hard to reach populations, and others. Promotes and maintains the health of the community and collaborates with internal and external partners. Works collaboratively to inform and develop sustained public health strategies and projects that address community health needs. Ensures health education and communication services are culturally informed. Longer term work activities focus on advancing population-based interventions aimed at addressing the root cause and social determinants of health known to negatively impact health outcomes. This is a two-year grant-funded position with the possibility for renewal.

MQs: You must meet ONE of the following minimum qualifications to qualify for the Community Health Specialist position:

  • High school diploma or GED and 10 years of experience with public health, health promotion or coaching, community-based planning and organizing, or nutrition
  • High school diploma or GED and 1 or more years of college or technical school and 8 years of experience with public health, health promotion or coaching, community-based planning and organizing, or nutrition
  • Associate's Degree in Public Health, Community Planning, Public Policy, Nutrition, or related field and 6 years of experience with public health, health promotion or coaching, community-based planning and organizing, or nutrition
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Community Planning, Public Policy, Nutrition, or related field and two years of experience with public health, health promotion or coaching, community-based planning and organizing, or nutrition
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Community Planning, Public Policy, Nutrition, or related field

Experience with community and systems interventions, health promotion strategies and evaluation, or previous WIC work experience is preferred. Registered Dietician and additional language skills are highly desired. One must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.

Hiring Range: $51,940 to $64,925 – DOQ. 

Closing10/26/21

Apply Online: www.scottcountymn.gov/jobs  

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