Through a collaborative project with the Morris County Health Department, we are seeking applicants for the position of LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator. The LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator (“LINCS SSC”) will provide coordination and assistance to all local health departments (LHDs) and contact tracing teams within the LINCS jurisdiction on matters pertaining to COVID-positive and COVID-exposed persons requiring isolation, quarantine or other social services. The LINCS SSC will work with LINCS/LHDs, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) Quarantine Director, the DOH Regional Social Support Coordinator, regional Health Hubs, community-based organizations and other support agencies to address housing, transportation, food, mental health, medical services, insurance coverage, unemployment compensation and other needs.
This position is full-time and supported through a two-year grant awarded by the New Jersey
Department of Health (DOH). The LINCS Agency will provide direct supervision of this position, in close consultation with LHDs to coordinate and bolster COVID-19 duties performed by jurisdictional public health authorities. Work location and hours may be flexible, as determined by the needs of the LINCS Agency and LHDs within the LINCS jurisdiction.
• Develop and maintain a list of available resources to assist COVID-positive and COVID exposed persons, with emphasis on services available within the county.
• Identify vulnerable populations in the LINCS jurisdiction and, working with the LINCS COVID Coordinator/LHDs and in alignment with State testing and containment strategies, prioritize COVID response initiatives to target the vulnerable populations in the county.
• Develop and maintain a list of pre-identified isolation and quarantine sites available within the county and develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for LINCS/LHDs and local partners to use for persons in need of isolation or quarantine services.
• Liaison with the DOH Quarantine Director to communicate the State SOP for Medical Quarantine Sites (MQS) to local partners and, as needed, develop local policies and procedures that support the State SOP.
• Work collaboratively with LINCS/LHDs and contact tracers to support needs identified in their communication with COVID-positive and COVID-exposed persons.
• Identify gaps in needs amongst COVID-positive and COVID-exposed persons, especially those in vulnerable populations (e.g., persons experiencing homelessness, immigrants, persons of color) and search for local solutions. This could include, but is not limited to, food banks, mental health services, visiting nurses, telehealth solutions, and other community programs that can address the needs of COVID-positive and COVID-exposed persons.
• Work with the DOH Regional SSC to establish and maintain contact with LINCS SSCs in other counties to ensure local, regional and statewide coverage and awareness of available resources.
• Participate in any COVID task force, working group or other meeting held by the LINCS Agency, LHDs, Regional Coordinators, DOH Quarantine Coordinator and DOH SMEs that may be relevant to social supports.
• Other COVID-19 duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology or other social science.
• One year of professional experience in social work, mental health counseling or a related field, preferably with a community-based organization.
• Experience working with community resources and social services in New Jersey, preferably in the community where the candidate is applying
• Experience working with and/or supporting vulnerable populations, such as communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
• Ability to speak, read, and write English; fluency in languages other than English is advantageous
• Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
• Ability to show empathy and be nonjudgmental towards distressed individuals
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress
• Ability to rapidly learn, access and navigate various databases and software programs following training
• Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
• Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration
Prevention Is Key Core Competencies for All Staff
• Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
• Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
• Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources through meaningful engagement.
• Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
• Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the organization.
Prevention Is Key, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Background check required
Interested candidates should respond by November 20, 2020 with resume and cover letter to: CGoeke@mcpik.org
Through a collaborative project with the Morris County Health Department, we are seeking applicants for the position of LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator. The LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator (“LINCS SSC”) will provide…
Proficiency in Spanish helpful
Proficiency in Spanish helpful