PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR II-BILINGUAL

Recruitment #2211-2125DC-001

Introduction

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.  


  The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.

Purpose

Under the direction of the Well Women Program Manager, the Public Health Educator II-Bilingual provides public health education and intervention related to breast and cervical cancer and disease prevention at the individual, group and community levels. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Public Health Educator II-Bilingual provides interpretation services of Spanish-English language to the clients, health care professionals, service providers, and staff of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD).

 

Essential Functions

Program Coordination

  • Assist the program’s PHN Coordinator in educating clients on the need for follow-up for the Well Woman program.
  • Develop resources for clients to decrease barriers to obtaining needed services; provide patient navigation for Well Woman clients to determine insurance and income eligibility.
  • Provide resources for clients who need MHD or community resources.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with organizations, programs and community agencies to ensure that external partners remain knowledgeable of the Well Woman program resources. 
  • Provide Well Woman clinic coordination services at MHD’s Southside Health Center clinics, including scheduling clients, completing enrollments, ensuring clients scheduled for clinic are eligible for services and, ensuring Papanikolaou (Pap) tests are completed for eligible clients.
  • Provide training to new Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program (MBCCAP) employees regarding the Well Woman Program and functions that support the MHD’s Southside Health Center.
  • Provide training and support to MBCCAP staff in the efficient use of the Patagonia or other electronic medical records system.

Health Education 

  • Serve as a resource in the Well Woman clinics and/or community sites by providing services to clients and the general public, including completing forms and documents and clinical coordination.
  • Provide programmatic support in the planning, development and implementation of health education interventions related to breast cancer and cervical cancer disease.
  • Serve as a health education resource to other MHD staff, community agencies, area health clinics, and providers involved in breast and cervical cancer disease interventions for the Well Woman program.
  • Develop, identify, teach, evaluate and/or provide technical assistance related to educational methods and materials that are appropriate for target audience.
  • Provide group and individual health education sessions for WISEWOMAN clients.
  • Attend community events, health fairs and conduct community presentations to raise awareness about the Well Woman program.  
  • Assist with the distribution of MBCCAP’s materials to key resource centers and locations in the community. 
  • Assist the MBCCAP Public Health Nurse Coordinator in providing community education on women’s health issues, including informational seminars and health fairs.
  • Assist with the distribution of MBCCAP materials to key resource centers, providers, free clinics, and other locations in the community.

Data Collection and Reporting 

  • Participate in data collection, program evaluation, and event tracking for departmental reporting pertinent to state objectives or as assigned by the program supervisor.
  • Coordinate data collection, conduct research, maintain database, and integrate with agencies, community leaders/ organizers, department managers and schools. 
  • Assist the Program Manager in tracking the number of health fairs attended and the effectiveness of attendance of events. 
  • Assist the Program Manager and PHN Coordinator in data collection/maintaining program databases to include Pap tests provided and needed follow-up, external provider database and other databases utilized by MBCCAP.
  • Assist the Program Manager with creating and updating MBCCAP processes.

Interpretation/Translation Services

  • Provide Spanish-English interpretation services during in-person and telephone interactions.
  • Provide accurate translation of documents in Spanish and in English.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.

  • Standard hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Must be willing to travel between and/or work at both the Keenan and South Side Health Centers; and provide work functions at locations in the community.
  • May travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight, to attend training and conferences.
  • May be required to carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • While performing work duties, may be exposed to infectious agents or toxins.
  • Must wear industry related personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, facemask, or face shield.
  • Ability to frequently stand, walk, climb stairs, and sit and occasionally move/lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Required pre-employment vaccines include:
    • TB Test (at time of hire and annually through-out employment)
    • MMR Vaccine
    • Hep B Vaccine
    • Varicella Vaccine
    • Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Required pre-employment tests include:
    • Physical Exam
    • Vision Exam
    • Audio-Gram
    • Drug Screen - Non-DOT

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree social work, human service, health education, health science or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. One year of experience in community outreach, human services, health care service, or a related field
  3. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  4. Valid driver’s license and possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job at time of appointment and throughout employment. Pending legislative approval, mileage reimbursement will be provided.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered however, the one year of experience in community outreach, human services, health care service, or a related field may not be substituted for education.   

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Training as a community health worker.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

Technical

  • Knowledge of public health education, programing and interventions and the social determinates of health.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively use the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to learn database, project management, and spreadsheet software applications, as well as the case management information system.
  • Ability to interpret job-related materials.
  • Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

Communication, Interpersonal, Training and Presentation

  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with clients, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Verbal communication skills to communicate clearly with clients, make presentations and conduct trainings.
  • Cultural diversity awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and residents whose background may differ from one’s own.                 

Bilingual Communication

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally with customers in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability to read, understand, and process work-related documents, such as bills, correspondence, forms, and reports, in both English and Spanish.
  • Written communication skills in both English and Spanish, including the ability to accurately record information and prepare correspondence.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions, both written and verbal, in English and Spanish.

Judgment and Critical Thinking

  • Ability to plan work to meet deadlines and pay attention to detail.
  • Organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to exhibit sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality, responsible stewardship of MHD resources, honesty, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and to adapt to changes in the work environment.       
  • Ability to be proactive to meet objectives and responsibilities.       
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2CN) is $46,382 -$56,941 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $47,774-$58,650 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.

Benefits

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass    

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Health Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.  

NOTE: Candidates will be required to participate in an assessment of their communication skills related to interpreting and translating English and Spanish.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting https://www.jobapscloud.com/MIL  
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  

Conclusion

EEO = 206

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.




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