Josephine County Public Health is currently recruiting for a Public Health Assistant in the Healthy Start program. This rewarding position plays an important role for citizens of Josephine County. The right candidate will help promote healthy lifestyles by coordinating care for women and their families. In addition to the vital role you will play in our community, the Public Health Assistant will enjoy full benefits as well as 3 weeks of paid vacation in your first year! Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
· Conducting health assessments, determining risk, and linking clients with appropriate Maternal-Child Health services.
· Providing ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with clients/families.
· Facilitating entry into pre-natal, interconnectional and pediatric health care services and helping coordinate safe transportation for clients from their homes to approved medical and social services.
· Establishing trusting relationships with women and their families while providing general support and encouragement and accepting individual differences. Etc.
High School graduation or equivalency: BA/BS in health or social services or other related field preferable. Minimum two years working in a primary care clinic, and/or OB/GYN clinic, or community or school based social service position. Work as a community health outreach worker and OHP enrollment specialist highly desirable, and experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.
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