The Outreach/Education Worker will work with both the Navigator and Merrimack Valley Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs to provide education and outreach activities to area residents by visiting local organizations and participating in community events. Outreach conducted for the Navigator program will identify uninsured residents, assist in setting them up for appointments to apply for health insurance, and promote the services of the Navigator Program. Outreach conducted for the Lead Program will inform Lawrence residents and property owners about lead poisoning prevention and the availability of Lead Abatement funding through the City of Lawrence.
Visits community organizations, churches, gyms, and other locations where residents congregate so as to identify those who do not have health insurance.
Assists uninsured residents with setting up appointments to complete health insurance applications.
Travels throughout Essex County and parts of Middlesex County to provide program, education, and outreach materials to local businesses, agencies, and advocacy groups.
Disseminates information to property owners, investors, tenants and the general public.
Assists in initiating referrals to the City of Lawrence Lead Abatement Program
Participates in childhood lead poisoning prevention health education to parents, health care providers, social service providers, community development agencies, and family support programs.
Hosts an information table at community events such as fairs, school events, festivals and other events.
Assists in initiating and/or increasing collaboration with other organizations.
Attends meetings as needed and prepares monthly/quarterly reports as required. Maintains records of all activities and all contacts in the community.
Performs other duties as assigned based on program needs.
Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of the program, including some evenings/weekends.
High school diploma or GED required.
Knowledge of community and neighborhoods served by the Navigator and Lead programs.
Two years of experience in community work, outreach and coordination, and/or in health and human service is desirable.
Minimum one year experience in a professional office setting.
Must have ability to handle and keep information highly confidential.
Excellent communication skills in oral and written English and Spanish.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must have basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of Microsoft Publisher desired.
Must have access to reliable transportation and a good driving record.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as assigned by supervisor.
Must have a suitable CORI & SORI completed within the first thirty (30) days of employment.