Employment

SECRETARY- COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER-  Alpena Office

FULL TIME (35 Hours per week)

General Summary:  A Secretary with a focus on the Community Health Worker (CHW) area of the Health Department to help clients and their families navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt health behaviors.

Duties:

  • Screening, assessment, and referral of the target population to address Social Determinates of Health needs.
  • Assist in the care delivery for individuals and families.
  • Perform occasional home, community, or medical visits.
  • Effectively case manage a client caseload and multi-task.
  • Accurate data entry in computer software products such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Electronic Medical Records and similar products.
  • Build authentic relationships to facilitate sharing and motivate clients.
  • Utilize effective conflict resolution skills to serve clientele in a tactful, objective, respectful manner.

Requirements:          

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills.
  • Computer competency skills
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Community Health Worker certification preferred but not required.
  • Associate degree or relevant experience preferred.

Submit resume and cover letter if interested. This posting will remain open until filled with preference given to those applications received by 5/26/22.

Please submit completed application and resume to:

District Health Department No. 4
Attn: Human Resources
100 Woods Circle Suite 200
Alpena, MI 49707

Or via email: kbartz@dhd4.org

 


REGISTERED DIETICIAN/WIC COORDINATOR
Full Time (35 hours per week)

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide direct counseling services to high risk and prenatal clients with emphasis on good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
    • Develop individual care plans for high-risk participants.
    • Create or order nutrition education resources.
  • Facilitate and/or provide nutrition in-service training to agency staff who provide nutrition services to clients.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the agency Nutrition Services Plan.
  • Provide services in office, via tele-health, and in home settings.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to local agency staff and other health professionals in nutrition services areas.
  • Serve as the agency representative who administers, plans, trains, implements, executes and evaluates policies and acts as the primary contact for all communications with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services WIC Division.

                      

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor of science
  • Registration as a dietician (RD)
  • One year of providing community health, pediatric, and/or maternal/infant nutrition services preferred.

SALARY:      Starting at $23.74 per hour in accordance with current Union contract.

Please submit completed application and resume to:

District Health Department No. 4
Attn: Kendra Bartz
100 Woods Circle Suite 200
Alpena, MI 49707

Or via email: kbartz@dhd4.org

Job Description 

 

BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR
PART-TIME (20 Hours per week)

General Summary:
A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a role model, educator and support person with a commitment to promote breastfeeding as the method of infant feeding to primarily WIC pregnant/breastfeeding women and their families.

Duties:
• Provide encouragement and act as a resource to women who plan to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding.
• Assist clients in making an infant feeding decision and to have a successful breastfeeding experience.
• Become familiar with resources available to clients.
• Anticipate the needs and questions of a new breastfeeding mother.
• Recognize when to refer mother to other resources during critical periods when mothers may experience difficulty.
• Receive day-to-day direction by the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator as needed and supervision by the Nursing Directors.
• Receive breastfeeding support referrals through MI-WIC, DHD4 Staff, community organizations, local hospitals and provider offices.

Requirements:
• High school graduate or equivalent.
• Must have breastfed at least one baby for a minimum of six (6) months, be enthusiastic about breastfeeding, and want to help other mothers be successful in their journey.
• Good communication & organizational skills.
• Fluent in English.
• Must be a resident of either Alpena or Montmorency County.

Salary:  $13.73 per hour in accordance with current Union contract

Base Office: Alpena or Montmorency

Job Description

 

Submit resume and cover letter if interested. This posting will remain open until filled with preference given to those applications received by 4/11/22.

DHD No. 4
Human Resources
100 Woods Circle, Suite 200
Alpena, MI 49707

District Health Department No. 4 is an equal opportunity employer and will not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender, national origin, age, or marital status.

Health Resource Advocate (Clinical)        

Grant Funded – Salary Exempt – Leadership Position

 Base Site:                             In-person: Alpena County or Cheboygan County

Rate of Pay:                          $2,363 bi-weekly gross wage   

The qualifications listed below are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as gender guidelines to be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.

 General Summary

The health resource advocate (HRA) will provide front-line support for COVID-19 testing and reporting, help school districts identify emerging COVID-related health concerns, and strengthen best health practices by providing consultation, prevention services, and appropriate public health strategies for the district. The HRA will help to access and address the greatest needs in school health.

Essential Functions

 Providing consultation, leadership, and professional development opportunities for quality public health services to the school district for prevention of COVID-19.

  • Serves as a team member providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Works within the context (characteristics/needs/circumstances) to determine health strategies appropriate for the district.
  • Monitors, interprets, synthesizes, and disseminates relevant research findings and other information related to COVID-19, public health, current legal issues, and new legislation that impacts school health programs and services.
  • Reviews and disseminates model policies, standards, and best practices to promote safe, legal, and effective COVID-19 prevention strategies.
  • Plans and uses professional judgment and acts effectively to carry out the functions of this position.
  • Serves as the public health representative providing guidance and training to the school programs, infectious disease reporting, and contact tracing.
  • Reviews policies developed for school start-up to address COVID-19 prevention including classroom set up plans, class staggering schedules, other social distancing activities.
  • Trains staff, students, parents and guests about COVID-19 and best practices for prevention, testing and handwashing.
  • Follow confidentiality and privacy rules and regulations in all matters.

This list is not inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed.  Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Education/Training

  • Possession of Registered Nurse license; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with two (2) years professional experience.
  • Possession of a State of Michigan nursing license.

Other Requirements

 Stay current on the emerging COVID-19 guidance to appropriately answer questions; stay current on local COVID-19 trends

  • Outreach to students at-risk (for COVID-19) for social issues related to social distancing and offer guidance and information.
  • In coordination with school administration, keep parents, family and staff informed by proactively communicating updates on COVID-19 and how to address related stress and anxiety.
  • Assist with best practice and protocols surrounding COVID-19.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 Applications are available at Health Department offices or online at www.dhd4.org. Submit application/resume to District Health Department No. 4, 100 Woods Circle, Suite 200, Alpena, MI 49707 or by e-mail to kbartz@dhd4.org. The position is opened until filled.

District Health Department No. 4 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Health Resource Advocate (Non-Clinical) 

Grant Funded – Salary Exempt – Leadership Position

Base Site:                             In person: Alpena County or Cheboygan County

Rate of Pay:                          $2,297 bi-weekly gross wage 

The qualifications listed below are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as gender guidelines to be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria. 

General Summary

The health resource advocate (HRA) will provide front-line support for COVID-19 testing and reporting, help school districts identify emerging COVID-related health concerns, and strengthen best health practices by providing consultation, prevention services, and appropriate public health strategies for the district. The HRA will help to access and address the greatest needs in school health.

Essential Functions 

  • Providing consultation, leadership, and professional development opportunities for quality public health services to the school district for prevention of COVID-19.
  • Serves as a team member providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Works within the context (characteristics/needs/circumstances) to determine health strategies appropriate for the district.
  • Monitors, interprets, synthesizes, and disseminates relevant research findings and other information related to COVID-19, public health, current legal issues, and new legislation that impacts school health programs and services.
  • Reviews and disseminates model policies, standards, and best practices to promote safe, legal, and effective COVID-19 prevention strategies.
  • Plans and uses professional judgment and acts effectively to carry out the functions of this position.
  • Serves as the public health representative providing guidance and training to the school programs, infectious disease reporting, and contact tracing.
  • Reviews policies developed for school start-up to address COVID-19 prevention including classroom set up plans, class staggering schedules, other social distancing activities.
  • Trains staff, students, parents and guests about COVID-19 and best practices for prevention, testing and handwashing.
  • Follow confidentiality and privacy rules and regulations in all matters.

This list is not inclusive of the total scope of job functions to be performed.  Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Education/Training

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, or other health related field, with strong knowledge of principles and practices relating to disease surveillance and investigation. Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with two (2) years of professional experience. Possession of State of Michigan Social Work license preferred.

Other Requirements 

  • Stay current on the emerging COVID-19 guidance to appropriately answer questions; stay current on local COVID-19 trends
  • Outreach to students at-risk (for COVID-19) for social issues related to social distancing and offer guidance and information.
  • In coordination with school administration, keep parents, family and staff informed by proactively communicating updates on COVID-19 and how to address related stress and anxiety.
  • Assist with best practice and protocols surrounding COVID-19.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 Applications are available at Health Department offices or online at www.dhd4.org. Submit application/resume to District Health Department No. 4, 100 Woods Circle, Suite 200, Alpena, MI 49707 or by e-mail to kbartz@dhd4.org. The position is opened until filled.

 District Health Department No. 4 is an Equal Opportunity Employer