Community Health and Wellness Liaison

Position Status

Full

Site

Pittsburgh

NHC Position Type

Outreach Coordinator

Position Summary

The Community Health and Wellness Liaison is responsible for increasing access to food and nutrition, coordinating COVID 19 and Flu shot screening, and identify barriers and gaps in care. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing outreach to agencies to build awareness, obtaining feedback to improve on communication materials
  • Utilizing partnerships and data to coordinate referrals,
  • Attending trainings and/or community events,
  • Providing outreach in the community to promote services
  • Linking clients from community organizations to services
  • Meeting with referral staff to ensure that clients receive services
  • Applying for funding in accordance with regulations.
  • Networking with the community,
  • Collecting and tracking of data

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

Outgoing, Patient, Non-judgmental, Compassionate, Excellent communicator, Experience with communities/agencies, Experience with data analysis, Good interpersonal skills, Multi-tasker; ability to balance, Ability to work in deadline-oriented environment, Energetic, Detail-oriented, Team player, Commitment to social justice, Confident, Able to build relationships with experts, Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, Organized; sound organizational skills, Good customer service skills, Passion for health topics

Knowledge Required for the Position

Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options

Supervision

Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently. The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.

Review

The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the Member at service. The Member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems. Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.

Guidelines

Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service. Most instructions are easily memorized and require little interpretation. Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance.

Complexity

In making decisions, the Member is often required to depart from past approaches and to extend traditional techniques. The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others. The service position product or service affects the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services. The service position product or services affect the social, physical, and economic well-being of a substantial number of people on an ongoing basis

Nature of Contacts

Public

Purpose of Contacts

To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors

Special Considerations

Health screening or service required, Criminal history check requirements beyond those required by National Health Corps In the space below, provide additional information or explanations: ppd screening (TB Test)

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

In addition to NHC Standard Checks, all NHC Pittsburgh members are required to complete and pass criminal history checks for Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute/Diversified Care Management (DCM). Great Lakes/DCM is a third party vendor contracted with the Allegheny County Health Department (operating site for NHC Pittsburgh) to distribute NHC Pittsburgh member stipends. NHC Pittsburgh members are onboarded to Great Lakes/DCM system only when the checks have been completed and the member has passed those checks. 

The checks that all NHC Pittsburgh members would be required to complete and pass for Great Lakes/DCM are the following: 1) Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance), 2) National Sex Offender Registry Clearance, 3) Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and 4) Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance - ONLY completed via Identogo PA).

NHC members do not have to pay for the completion of these checks. Great Lakes/DCM will distribute payment codes for the Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance) and Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance which is conducted through Identogo PA ( PA FBI fingerprinting agency). The National Sex Offender Registry Clearance and Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance) will be completed by Great Lakes/DCM upon receiving requested information that members will be asked to submit.