The Community Health Promotions Specialist works with the Coalition/DFC Project Coordinator and staff to assist in the development and implementation of the Coalition's work plan. The Community Health Promotions Specialist develops relationships with local law enforcement, civic and youth organizations, worksites, schools and other community partners to mobilize volunteer efforts and synergy around identified health priorities.
The position will work with the HealthySV Coalition to implement assigned prevention strategies targeting physical activity, nutrition, tobacco, and substance abuse. The Community Health Promotions Specialist will follow the established HMP, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Drug Free Communities work plans to achieve short term and long term project outcomes. This position is grant funded.
Follows established work plans to meet short and long term goals
Implements specific strategies as assigned
Works to achieve measurable results
Ensures that all work strategies align with all grant requirements
Collaborates with regional and local partners, subcontractors, and partnering coalitions to establish an efficient system for health promotion and prevention strategies
Coordinates with coalition staff and community partners to assist with youth development and leadership initiatives
Serves as a community contact for assigned programmatic work plan responsibilities
Attends required state, regional, and staff meetings/trainings
Serves as an active member of the HealthySV Coalition
Maintain a safe environment which includes knowing and understanding hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Report and directly address identified environmental hazards when appropriate.
Report and directly address violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.
Other duties as requested by Manager
B.S. required. Degree in Public Health, Community Health, Education or related field preferred.Valid Driver's license is required.
Has a successful track record of collaboration, facilitation, and community engagement. Knowledge of Maine's Public Health infrastructure and evidence-based prevention strategies a plus.
Offside travel throughout state; lifting of audiovisual equipment/displays/materials; sitting for a prolonged period of time; extended time on phone or computer.
Northern Light Health