The position is responsible for:
During home visits, using standardized data collection tools to assess environmental health risks and needs of individuals and communities
Discussing environmental health related concerns and prioritizing individual and community level actions with community members
Providing basic asthma and lead education as necessary based on screenings.
Informing individuals about available health supporting resources and benefits of resources and helping individuals access resources paying special attention to addressing barriers to access.
Working with DWEJ team members to develop educational materials to inform people of environmental hazards and strategies to lessen the impact of hazards on their wellbeing
Evaluating the effectiveness of DWEJ’s educational programs and materials
Advocating for residents’ needs with social service organizations, healthcare workers/system, industry, regulatory organizations and policymakers.
Representing DWEJ at events to provide organization and program information
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
High school diploma or equivalent
CHW training certification
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Data organization and data entry experience
Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
Home visiting experience
Deep knowledge of community groups and community resources based in and serving Detroit
Ability to operate standard office equipment and programs (i.e., MS Word, Excel, email, etc.).
Bi-lingual (English-Spanish, English-Arabic, English-Bengali) a plus
Fieldwork may include:
-Driving, walking, standing for long periods of time, bending, twisting, climbing stairs/step ladder
-Environments are unpredictable. May be distractions/discomfort due to temperature, noise, etc.
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