Outreach Worker (AL)
Dept of Health - Alexandria, VA

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The Women Infants & Children (WIC) Public Health Outreach Worker's primary duty is to build and maintain strong partnerships with community agencies, OB and pediatric providers, pharmacies, faith based organizations and small businesses to promote WIC awareness in the community and improve program enrollment. This bilingual employee will be an essential communication channel between potential clients in the community and the WIC program through attendance at health fairs and similar community events. The WIC Outreach worker will also answer program questions, explain policy and procedures, enter pertinent information into databases, give appointments in a timely manner, collect health history and diet recall information from clients and support breast feeding.

This is a full time restricted position which is funded by the WIC federal grant funds. Continued funding availability is scheduled for review annually before September 30. Employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant funds.

Minimum Qualifications
Bilingual in English and Spanish is a must because 70% of the clients that WIC services primarily speak Spanish. Must have some direct customer service experience and demonstrate outreach experience. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence, a reliable vehicle, and the ability to independently travel around the City on a daily basis to conduct community outreach duties. High school diploma required.

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to function independently in the community. Some experience/knowledge working with Alexandria organizations who serve maternal/child health populations. Desire to work as a team member. Some experience engaging physician practices in WIC programs. Comfortable in using different computer applications/databases and conducting data entry. Previous or current experience working in a WIC program is a plus. Experience supporting and promoting breastfeeding. Flexibility in work schedule, must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Special Requirements
A criminal record check and background investigation is required. Proof of education, diploma or transcript, will be needed if selected for the position. Must have valid driver's license in the state of residence and a reliable vehicle that can be used to support job duties (mileage will be reimbursed). Flexibility in work schedule, must be able to work some evenings and weekends.