HEALTHY HOMES SPECIALIST
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Manager, the Certified Healthy Homes Specialist (CHHS) will provide comprehensive outreach, education and relocation to families and property owners at risk of lead poisoning and other housing related hazards. The CHHS will also be responsible for performing healthy homes assessments of each unit in their referral list and create a list of home health hazards. As part of data collection, the CHHS will design, implement, and evaluate programs and or projects related to Lead and Healthy Homes initiatives. Must have a proven ability to develop and implement computer programs and special projects to meet strategic goals and identified targets of performance.
- 1. Provide in-home education to ensure families enrolled in the program have a thorough understanding of steps they can take to mitigate harmful effects of housing related hazards.
- 2. Perform a healthy homes assessment of each housing unit using supplied rating tool. Provide report to families and landlords on recommended actions based on assessment.
- 3. Educate interested landlords on the problem and their responsibility of lead poisoning and other housing related hazards. Provide an application to the program
- 4. Refer families and property owners to other resources potentially available to address housing hazards.
- 5. Support family compliance with recommended protocols for blood testing.
- 6. Arrange and facilitate community engagement events in target towns. Coordinate these efforts with staff from the Yale New Haven Lead Treatment Center.
- 7. Coordinate family relocation services while approved hazard control work is being performed. Includes coordinating families return to home after work complete.
- 8. Maintain regular communication with LAMPP to facilitate successful child /family relocation services as needed
- 9. Support all training initiatives provided by YNHH and its partner organizations
- 10. Participate in training on tools and issues related to housing hazards
- 11. Collaborate with YNHH partners and vendors to meet the needs of the families and property owners in YNHH communities.
- 12. Maintain proper records and documentation
- 13. Deliver needs analysis including development of surveys, data extraction, program design, data analysis and information distribution
- 14. Develops, maintains, and supports hospital and departmental interfaces ensuring a consistent source of data
- 15. Develop and perform a variety of special projects assigned by the Manager and Director to meet strategic goals and identified targets of performance
B.A. /B.S. degree (minimum) in community health/human services
At least one year of experience in working with high risk families in health or related fields and one year of experience in report development, data analysis, program communication, or project management.
Certification as a Healthy Homes Speciality (within 6 months of employment)
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, statistical and computer knowledge as well as the ability to translate technical detail to a broad range of program users. Capacity to relate and interact well with culturally diverse families and communities. Able to access communities considered being high risk. Ability to provide thorough educational information about lead poisoning and other housing related hazards. Demonstrate knowledge of assessing housing for health and safety hazards. Ability to prioritize health and safety hazards remediation utilizing Healthy Homes Rating System Knowledge of community resources and programs. Availability to work flexible hours. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to partner communities. Must have experience with environmental risk factors. Bilingual-fluency in Spanish and English desired.
Position is co-terminus with funding.
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