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Employer: Geary County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Assistant Community Planner - Health Department
Salary: $14.75 Hourly
GEARY COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Assistant Community Planner – Health Department Includes Breast Feeding Peer Counselor
FLSA: Non-Exempt Salary Range: 15 - $14.75/hr.
Reports To: WIC Coordinator (BFPC)/Community Health Planner
Department: Health Department Date: December 2018
The job duties of the Assistant Community Planner – Health Department include but are not limited to breastfeeding support, encouragement, and education to our community. Additionally, Assistant Community Planner – Health Department will assist pregnant Women, Infant, and Children clients with their breastfeeding needs throughout pregnancy and postpartum periods; provide referrals to local providers; and provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to County residents and the general public. The Assistant Community Planner – Health Department will work directly with the Deputy Administrator and Community Health Planner – Health Department to provide grant oversight, program management and evaluation, and community collaboration. They will help develop, implement and evaluate health education programs, and conduct administrative duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties described below are indicative of what the Assistant Community Planner – Health Department might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Ordinances for both positions. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
- Counsel WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by telephone, home visits, In the WIC Clinic and/or hospital visits at scheduled intervals determined by the local WIC program.
- Receive a caseload of WIC participants and make routine periodic contact with all clients assigned.
- Give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, including the benefits of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and how to get a good start to breastfeeding.
- Keep accurate records of all contacts made with WIC participants.
- Attend and assist with prenatal classes and breastfeeding support groups.
- Attend staff meetings and breastfeeding conferences/workshops as appropriate.
- Research and write grants that support public health policies where gaps exist in the community.
- Perform administrative duties in assistance and support of the Community Health Planner and Deputy Administrator.
- Coordinate and administer grants, providing management, evaluation, community collaboration, financial management, and writing reports.
- Promotes public health, facilitates, develops, implements, and evaluates public health efforts in the community in an integrated and collaborative fashion.
- Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of a variety of health programs designed to educate the community in matters related to chronic disease prevention and maintenance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.
- High School diploma or GED equivalent.
- Six (6) months of breastfeeding experience (does not have to be breastfeeding currently)
- Two (2) years of experience in a medical or health care field, with health program management.
- One (1) year of experience in community collaboration.
- A valid Kansas driver’s license.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
- Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
- Ability to function effectively in an office environment using generally accepted office practices and procedures
- Ability to plan and complete projects in a team environment as well as independently.
with minimal supervision.
- Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local ordinances, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.
EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
- Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
- Other equipment could be required.
- Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
- Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
- Advanced written communication skills to follow grant guidelines and write effective grant applications.
- Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, Federal, State, and local regulations,
- Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
- Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
- Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
- The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
- Works primarily in an office setting.
- Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.
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Supervisor Date Department Head Date
Human Resources Director Date
EMPLOYEE REVIEW: I have read the above and understand that it is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have been given a copy of this description.
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Incumbent’s Signature Date Incumbent’s name printed
12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM