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Community Health Improvement Specialist

Billings, MT

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Job Title: Community Health Improvement Specialist

Department: Health Promotion

Division: Public Health Services

Reports To: Community Health Improvement Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Wage range: $ 17.00 to $ 27.00 per hour, depending on number of years of transferable experience and internal equity.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM with occasional after hours





SUMMARY : This position is responsible for work on community health initiatives and related Healthy By Design operations including supporting the work of the community health needs assessment and authorship of the community healthy improvement plan. In addition to the supervisor and peer staff, this position will regularly engage with community members and key representatives from hospital sponsoring agencies, Billings Clinic, and St. Vincent Healthcare.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Supports the coordination of communication activities and tracking on behalf of Healthy By Design.
Offers research, drafting and delivery assistance related to presentations, grants, reports and other projects as directed.
Maintains, develops, and monitors Healthy By Design social media, website, e-newsletter, email inbox, contact lists for interested parties and inquiries, and other relevant media under the direction of the manager for distribution to interested parties.
Supports maintenance of various Healthy By Design initiatives in Yellowstone County, including the 5-2-1-0 community message, Active Living Every Day classes, and School Wellness Champions toolkit, as appropriate.
Provides data entry, support and maintenance using various database systems.
Provides project support as needed including, registration, community outreach, communication or data collection assistance related to program measurement.
Assists with meetings including setting agendas, reserving meeting space, inviting and tracking attendees, preparing meeting materials, preparing technology, taking minutes and additional related tasks as needed.
Actively engages in the development of community health needs assessment and implementation strategies.
Conducts regular oral and written communication about health promotion goals, facts, policy advocacy and coalition activities.
Designs, implements, and evaluates prevention health campaign strategies in support of the Healthy By Design Coalition.
Serves as a spokesperson for community health improvement and Healthy By Design's mission and vision.
Provides other project and task support as required including preparing correspondence, ordering supplies, and responding to inquiries via phone and email.
Assists in developing work plans and budgets.
Participates in various committees and boards related to associated activities and responsibilities.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other agency, organization and tribal entity representatives.
Organizing, maintaining, and utilizing community coalitions.
Coordinates prevention health activities with outside agencies and organizations.
Works in a team/interdisciplinary team to achieve a common goal.
Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrates strong organizational and planning skills—functions as a self-starter.
Operates Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook and Adobe Reader, with proficiency.
Participates in emergency preparedness trainings, exercises, and response activities.
Manages time sensitive projects and meets deadlines in an accurate manner.


C O M P ETENC IES AND SKILLS : Community Health Improvement Specialist skill level must align with priority Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals' appropriate for the effective delivery of public health services who carry out the day-to-day tasks.


A nalytical/Assessment Skills

Describes factors affecting the health of a community
Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information that can be used for assessing the health of a community
Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
Uses quantitative and qualitative data
Describes assets and resources that can be used for improving the health of a community
Contributes to assessments of community health status and factors influencing health in a community
Explains how community health assessments use information about health status, factors influencing health, and assets and resources
Describes how evidence (e.g., data, findings reported in peer-reviewed literature) is used in decision making


P o l i cy Development/Program Planning Skills

Contributes to state/Tribal/community health improvement planning
Contributes to development of program goals and objectives
Describes organizational strategic plan
Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan
Identifies current trends
Gathers information that can inform options for policies, programs, and services
Implements policies, programs, and services
Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services
Applies strategies for continuous quality improvement


C ommunication Skills

Identifies the literacy of populations served
Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural sensitivity
Suggests approaches for disseminating public health data and information
Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches
Communicates information to influence behavior and improve health
Describes the roles of governmental public health, health care, and other partners in improving the health of a community


C ultural Competency Skills

Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations
Describes the diversity of individuals and populations in a community
Describes the ways diversity may influence policies, programs, services, and the health of a community
Addresses the diversity of individuals and populations when implementing policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community
Describes the value of a diverse public health workforce


C ommunity Dimensions of Practice Skills

Recognizes relationships that are affecting health in a community
Suggests relationships that may be needed to i

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