The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is accepting applications for a Community Health Worker in the JEP/ROPA programs covering Taylor County and surrounding area. This is a grant-funded, non-Merit contractual position but does include benefits.
General Duties include:
This position provides case management to those at risk for opioid use disorder and assists in planning and activities to address health priorities of a community by participating in community coalitions and other community groups, works with others to facilitate completion of planned activities, may make presentations to groups on topics related to community health projects, and participates in data collection relationships with organizations, agencies, individuals and others in the community in order to form partnerships to address health priorities.
Additional responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to; participate in community coalitions and other community groups planning goals and activities to address health priorities of a community. Work with others to facilitate completion of planned activities. Prepare and distribute press releases and conduct interviews with the media. Make presentations to groups on topics related to community health projects. Research for existing statistics on health indicators and participates in data collection when statistics are not available. Review publications and other appropriate materials and sources for further opportunities. Assist with completing applications for grants and other funding. Prepare or help review drafts of needed materials, contacts and build relationships with organizations, agencies, individuals and others in the community in order to form partnerships to address health priorities.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
High School Diploma or GED and six (6) months experience in public health or in another position with the provision of social services, supportive services, personal care or related duties.
5 Day work-week, paid Holidays, annual leave accrual, sick leave accrual, group life, health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plans.
Apply by completing this application (link below) and fax it to (606) 653-6768 or mail it to LCDHD 500 Bourne Avenue Somerset, KY 42501 Attn: HR