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Community Health Specialist - SHIP 0.75 FTE

Scott County
Scott County, Minnesota
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022

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Government, Healthcare, Social Services
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

This Incumbent performs a variety of activities and tasks in implementing the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Grant aimed at improving preventative care, policy, and systems strategies to reduce long term care costs related to obesity and tobacco use.

Implements and evaluates a comprehensive, unified chronic disease prevention plan, public health policies and programs for the SHIP and SHIP-related areas for Scott County.

Develops and conducts needs assessments and evaluation plans incorporating evidence-based strategies using qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, analyzes results and writes needs assessment reports.

Develops and strengthens partnerships in the community. Advocates for policy, systems and environmental change related to grant project.

Staffs Healthy Eating Active Living Action Team and acts as a liaison between the community and the Community Health Improvement Committee.

Provides technical assistance to community partners on chronic-disease and SHIP-related matters.

Works with SHIP Coordinator and other assigned staff and contractors as part of the SHIP project team.

Provides emergency / disaster public health services, including emergency preparedness activities as required.

MQs: Requires equivalency of a bachelor's degree in Public Health, Community Planning, Public Policy or related field and two years experience with public health, health promotion or coaching, community based planning and organizing. Experience with community and systems interventions or health promotion strategies and evaluation preferred. One must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.

Hiring Range: $53,369 to $66,711 - DOQ

Closing: 10/09/22

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Scott County is a progressive-thinking public sector employer with 650 employees. We are located 25 miles SW of Minneapolis in downtown Shakopee.

Scott County is among the fastest growing counties in the nation. What an exciting time to be part of our GROWING organization! As an employer, we offer:

* flexible work schedules

* competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package

* a clean and friendly work environment

* and much more!

Scott County is committed to employee training and professional development -- and has resources earmarked for this purpose. In addition to being a recognized family-friendly organization, Scott County has initiated an array of programs and policies that encourage all employees to seek a balance in their work and their lives.

Working in the public sector, you can -- and will -- make a difference in peoples’ lives. We are a people-oriented service industry, dedicated to delivering quality public services to all citizens in an effective, professional, and efficient manner.

Consider joining the workforce in Scott County today. You'll be glad you did!

Compensation: It is the policy of Scott County that fair and equitable compensation shall be provided to employees for services rendered, and employees should be provided competitive rewards for achievement. The Compensation Plan shall promote the service-oriented performance philosophy of the County and recognize employee performance in relation to established behavioral criteria and the achievement of pre-established goals and objectives.

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package is provided for all employees who work 20 hours per week or more. This package includes:

  • HealthPartners Health Insurance Single, two-party, or family plan options available
  • Delta Dental Insurance Single or family plan options available.
  • ReliaStar Life Insurance $10,000 County-paid coverage
  • Flexible (Pre-Tax) Spending Health Care and Daycare Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • An Employee Assistance Program, PERA (Public Employee's Retirement Association) - A retirement system for county and local government employees set-up in 1931 by the MN Legislature.

Other Great Benefits Available:

  • Affinity Plus (credit union)
  • U.S. Government Savings Bonds
  • VALIC - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Minnesota Benefit Association Insurance
  •  PERA Term Life Insurance
  • Nationwide Retirement Solutions - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Safety & Wellness Team
  • Organizational commitment to employee training and development
  • Free parking

Time-Off: 10 paid holidays per year. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave and Vacation and Sick Leave programs for eligible employees (21 to 33 days per year).

Company info
200 4th Ave W

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