Community Health Worker Apprentice - Covid-19 Response - Department Of Public Health And Environment

City Of Denver Denver , CO 80208

Posted 1 week ago

About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

This is a limited position that will end one year from date of hire.

This posting will accept applications until Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of six divisions: the Division of Administration; Community & Behavioral Health; Public Health Investigations; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; and Environmental Quality. For more information on DDPHE's programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.

Community & Behavioral Health promotes population health and health equity by developing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable, evidence-based public health policies, interventions, and systems. The Division conducts multiple types of health-related assessments; creates, implements and evaluates the City's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP); and develops policies and initiatives aimed at improving the health of Denver residents while advancing equity at all levels. The Denver Office of HIV Resources (DOHR) resides within the Division of Community Health and administers Ryan White CARE Act funds. DOHR provides funding in various service categories to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Additional information and resources can be found on the Division's website at: DDPHE: Community and Behavioral Health.

The Community & Behavioral Health Division has an opening for a Community Health Worker Apprentice to join a team that supports Denver's COVID-19 response and recovery. This Apprenticeship is an opportunity for someone interested in learning more about a career in public health. Through supportive on-the-job training and classroom instruction using in-person and virtual formats, the Apprentice will gain the skills and knowledge needed to advance into a public health career. The Apprentice must complete certain requirements within a 1-year on-the-job training period.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts community health outreach to individuals, communities, service providers, and groups while helping to build individual and community capacity.

  • Trains in and coordinates care, provides case management support, and assists individuals and communities in navigating health and social service systems. Provides direct health and social service assistance and guidance on the utilization of resources. Implements individual and community assessments.

  • Trains in and provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health education and information to clients. Provides coaching and social support to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Trains in, assists, and provides cultural mediation among individuals, communities, and health and social service systems used to identify client outcomes.

  • Participates and assists with program evaluation and research methodology.

  • Learns and assists with building professional relationships and networks within community resources and with service providers across systems to understand client services and resources.

  • Trains in and complies with standard safety rules and procedures. Learns the industry standards, regulatory standards, operational processes, and other guiding professional practices.

  • Trains in keeping routine records, writing reports, and completing forms.

  • Along with all department staff, this position will actively participate on an emergency preparedness and response team to support DDPHE's responsibilities outlined in the City's Emergency Operations Plan. This may require being 'on-call' from time to time to help respond to emergencies. Additional training commensurate with assigned duties will be provided.

  • Other duties as assigned

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • One (1) year of peer support or related job experience or volunteer work

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong interest in learning more about public health and serving the Denver community

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate. Must enroll in a recognized apprentice program.

  • Experience Requirement: None.

  • Education and Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of peer support or related job experience or volunteer work may be substituted for the high school education.

  • License/Certification Requirement: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.

  • Must show proof of registration with Connecting Colorado as a registered member by time of hire.

  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.

After Hire Requirements:

  • Within 5 days of being hire, register with local Workforce Center at Connecting Colorado or update registration if currently registered with Connecting Colorado and email DDPHE verifying you have completed or updated registration with Connecting Colorado.

  • Within 45 days after being hired, complete Apprenticeship Agreement and submit to Apprenticeship Sponsor. DDPHE will assist with completion of Apprenticeship Agreement and submitting paperwork to the Apprenticeship Sponsor.

  • Other mandatory requirements to be completed after hire.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CA3359 Community Health Worker Apprentice

To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

Position Type

Limited (Fixed Term)

Position Salary Range

$15.87 - $23.81

Starting Pay

$22.50 per hour

Agency

Dept of Public Health & Environment

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.

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