About the Agency: Health Imperatives is a non-profit community-based agency, predominantly serving families and individuals in Southeastern, MA. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. We accomplish this mission through administering both health and violence intervention and prevention programs and services.
TITLE: WIC Community Coordinator
HOURS: Full-time, flexible, some evenings & Saturdays (35 hours/week)
PROGRAM: Plymouth WIC
SALARY: $16.00 per hour
BENEFITS: Medical, dental, holiday, paid earned leave, retirement, etc.
DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Community Coordinator’s responsibilities will include the following:
Develops and maintains the MA WIC Community Network Database
Develop and maintain community liaisons, as well as a comprehensive listing, with health and human services providers and advocacy organizations in community served by the local WIC program to facilitate & carry out referrals between these groups & WIC;
Build an active, coordinated referral network & collaborative, working relationship between community agencies & groups & WIC
Develop monthly and annual outreach plans and document monthly activities
Develop and utilize outreach tracking tool that measures new participants linkages to program;
Evaluate outreach effectiveness regarding client directly linked to PLY WIC as a result of outreach
Facilitate or conduct periodic in-services for staff and/or clients at local welfare offices, health & human services providers & other community agencies that deal with the WIC population and/or nutrition & food, i.e., Head Start, nursery or day care, grade schools, churches, EFNEP, neighborhood associations, Housing Authority, etc., as well as local pediatricians, obstetricians, & other health care providers;
Provide WIC program, education & outreach materials to local agencies & advocacy groups;
In coordination with the Program Director, represent WIC on committee & sub-committees of local health and human services coalitions;
Participate in community health fairs, workshops & other public forums;
Attend PLY WIC staff meetings;
Attends Community Coordinator quarterly meetings, trainings, and in-services; and
Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Associates Degree in Human Services, Community and Public Services, Community Organizing, Marketing for Health and Human Service or Health Promotion .Knowledge of community and health and human services in area. Sensitivity to the needs of participant population. Good oral and written English language skills. Strong presentation skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 2 Years of experience working in the health or human service field in an outreach and collaboration or marketing role. Bilingual Spanish/Portuguese desired.
Strong Knowledge of Greater Plymouth Health and Social Services
Please indicate on your cover letter the position you are applying for. Please note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
This position will remain open until March 25, 2015
HEALTH IMPERATIVES ENCOURAGES MULTI-CULTURAL AND MULTI-LINGUAL DIVERSITY IN ALL OF ITS PROGRAMS
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V
To apply send email to email@example.com or Fax to 508-583-9809 or Mail cover letter and resume to:
Health Imperatives, Inc.
942 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301