HEALTH EQUITY SPECIALIST, Public Health

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This is a job posting from company – Tarrant County

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Texas, USA

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Summary

This position facilitates community outreach and health education activities covering a broad scope of health equity issues.

Ability to work independently and a part of a team with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Grant funded.

Posting may close at any time.

RETENTION PAY ($$$) AVAILABLE FOR TARRANT COUNTY EMPLOYEES

Full-time employees: May be eligible to earn up to 1 retention payment in 2022 totaling $2900 on December 9th.

Note: Employees must be employed on each payment date to be eligible.

BENEFITS

Tarrant County employees enjoy superior health, retirement, and insurance benefits &
13 County Holidays

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assesses community needs around equity, health inequities, and the disparities that exist due to existing social economic issues.

2. Assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate activities to address health disparities and health inequities in Tarrant County.

3. Schedules and performs community outreach and health education activities in the form of educational classes and other health-related events to targeted individuals, community partners, and neighborhood groups as well as faith-based, youth-serving, educational, corporate, and non-profit organizations.

4. Conducts community-based research regarding equity within the topics of health, ethnicity, academia, and economics and how they impact health inequities including social determinants like access to health care, transportation, housing, communication, and the resulting health disparities and inequities.

5. Assists with policy development regarding equity including health, ethnicity, academic, economic, and other disparities and inequities.

6. Generates and presents reports to Tarrant County leadership, TCPH leadership, community stakeholders, partners, and residents.

7. Encourages grassroots leadership for health promotion in the community with a focus on equity.

8. Assists with the development and facilitation of training in the areas of health care, ethnicity, academia, and the workplace including unconscious bias, microaggression, cultural competence and humility, inclusion, diversity, and other related topics as needed by staff and community.

9. Assists with facilitating the implementation of equity plans for the CDC COVID-19 Disparities efforts or any other public health initiative.

10. Attends staff meetings and represents Tarrant County Public Health in community meetings related to equity and social justice.

11. Performs all other related duties involved in the operation of the Public Health Department as assigned or required.

Minimum Requirements

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher related to public health, education, or a social sciences field.

TO APPLY, must have One (1) full-time year of work experience in public health, education, or a social sciences field.

TO APPLY, must have One (1) full-time year of work experience in community outreach, community health planning, research, public speaking, or event planning.

Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred.

Ability to work independently and a part of a team with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

Well-versed in public health offerings in order to be an ambassador for public health.

Organizational, time management, project management, and interpersonal skills required.

Background or training in equity (health, racial, educational, economic, etc.), social justice, racial justice, racism, anti-racism, unconscious bias, microaggression, cultural competence and humility, inclusion, and diversity.

Outreach, research, and marketing experience is beneficial.

Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English in oral and written communication skills preferred.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.
Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to bend, carry, climb stairs, grasp/squeeze, use hand tools, hear, keyboard, kneel, lift below the waist, lift between waist and shoulder, lift overhead, lift to the side/twist, tolerate noise, pull, push, reach, reach overhead, perform repetitive tasks, see color, see far, see near, sit, squat, stand, stoop, talk, twist, use his/her hands, drive a vehicle, walk, work alone and with others, and work overtime.

Tarrant County offers a full range of employee benefit programs for eligible employees, retirees, and their families. These programs include group health plans for medical, dental, and vision coverage; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); life and long- term disability insurance; and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursements. The County also provides retirement benefits. Full time employees participate in the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), and employees may also participate in a retirement savings program (Deferred Compensation). In addition to these


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