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Health Equity Solutions Community Outreach Worker Hartford, CT

The mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) is to promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable access to health care, increased quality in the delivery of health care, and improved health outcomes for Connecticut residents. Our mission is motivated by the vision that every Connecticut resident have the opportunity to obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

Health Equity Solutions’ purpose is to catalyze systemic public policy changes that advance and sustain health equity in Connecticut through a non-partisan, collaborative, results-oriented approach. To accomplish this, HES will work to shape and influence laws, policies and regulations; monitor the implementation of legislation and regulation; conduct policy analysis and research to educate and inform; engage diverse partners; convene public forums and implement campaigns; engage in communications, messaging, and media advocacy; and actively participate on related coalitions and committees. HES is currently seeking a Community Outreach Worker. The position has an anticipated term of 3 months.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Community Outreach Manager, this individual will be responsible for an effort to increase COVID-19 Vaccine coverage in areas including Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, and Waterbury. The activities will be addressing the impact of COVID 19 in vulnerable communities. This position will increase knowledge of the COVID-19 vaccine and schedule appointments for community members to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Core Responsibility:

  • Data collection efforts through door-to-door outreach
  • Support development and dissemination of materials addressing the vaccine and upcoming
  • events
  • Support needs assessment and data collection efforts
  • Support development and dissemination of informational materials addressing vaccine and
  • hesitancy and promoting vaccination events
  • Job Specifications:
  • License: Must have a valid Connecticut driver’s license or mode of transportation.

Experience: 

Health Equity Solutions Community Outreach Worker Hartford, CT

Knowledge of and passion for health equity and advocacy preferred; knowledge of and skills in communications, coalition building, web design, research.

Skills: Experience door-to-door canvassing; experience using online input systems; ability to talk to people that you do not know or of different backgrounds. Prior

experience with community organizing, outreach, and/or event planning preferred. Good listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

Other:  Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; comfortable learning and using internet applications; social media platforms.

Characteristics: 

Supervisor: How to Apply:

Individual self-starter; works well as part of a team and in a fast-

paced environment; able to able to organize and manage multiple activities

at a time; detail oriented; excellent at pivoting when the unexpected

arises; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Must be thoughtful about issues of health equity and health policy though specific expertise in these areas is not required.

Community Outreach Manager

Forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@hesct.org with the following subject line: Materials for HES Community Outreach Worker

Health Equity Solutions Community Outreach Worker Hartford, CT

The mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) is to promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable access to health care, increased quality in the delivery of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 18, 2021

Location

On-site
53 Oak St, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

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