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Community Engagement Specialist

Rancho Mirage, California 92270

Job ID: 12117 Category: Professional

 

Voca Professional has immediate openings available for Community Engmt Specialist professionals in Rancho Mirage, CA! If interested please reach out to Barry Hakes at bhakes@myvoca.com and call 303-302-5265 right away! 

 

Voca connects professionals with fantastic companies nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!

 

Assignment Details 

Job Description:

  • The Community Engagement Specialist (CES) is a field-based, relationship-focused position that aims to develop, build and support community partnerships and connections that advance the implementation of the antibiotic resistance (AR) prevention objectives and stated outcomes of the AR prevention strategy, as part of the Coachella Valley AR Prevention (CVARP) Collaborative. The CES is tasked with giving the direction for community connections in the Coachella Valley area that represent a cross-sector of healthcare facilities and assisted living facilities, such as skilled nursing homes and long-term care. The CES is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the CVARP community-engagement process, including supporting collaborative partners in conducting a comprehensive prevention assessment, development of a facility-tailored infection prevention action plan, creation or expansion of partnership mappings, building community capacity for AR prevention, and informing the CVARP resource plan for sustainability and long-term growth.
    REPORTS TO: Clinical Epidemiologist

Qualifications

  • • Strong interest in working in a hospital or skilled nursing setting.
    • Strong oral and written English language communications skills and be able to communicate effectively and accurately with all collaborative partners, including nursing assistants, nurses, infection preventionists, quality improvement staff, leadership, Public Health officials, and other government/policy staff.
    • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in challenging work environments.
    • Ability to multi-task, including skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
    • Excellent attention to detail, flexible and adaptable to change.
    • Capable of preparing documents, such as background reports, summaries, fact sheets, literature reviews, and progress reports in a clear and concise manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to present information (e.g., oral presentations) and respond to questions from groups or individuals.
    • Strong organizational skills, with experience in scheduling and event/training coordination.
    • Understanding of project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.
    • Cultural awareness, human behaviors, and group dynamics including:
    o The ability to build trust and assist people in managing behavioral and organizational change;
    o The ability to foster an environment where culturally diverse people can work together cooperatively and effectively to meet common goals;
    o The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across cultural differences with public entities, businesses, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and the general public;
    o Skill at influencing and motivating people to be involved without use of authority or force;
    o Expertise in fostering independent thinking among collaborative members while simultaneously building consensus in working toward common goals;
    o Thorough knowledge of principles and techniques related to effective engagement strategies, systems thinking, collaborative decision making, consensus building, and meeting facilitation that fosters accountability and asset based approaches.

    SPECIFIC SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES REQURIED
    • Strong computer skills in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel
    • Knowledge on how to collect, validate, and analyze qualitative data (e.g., one-on-one interviews, small group meetings, focus groups)
    • Understand and follow appropriate channels of communications
    • Ability to perform computer-based literature searches
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Engage community partners, including skilled nursing homes, long-term care, and other healthcare-related partners in the implementation of the project proposal goals and strategic aims through the development of a community collaborative.
    • Conduct one-on-one interviews, small group meetings, or other methods to facilitate engagement.
    • Ensure the needs of each facility are met by identifying any potential or realized barriers to participation.
    • Organize and attend meetings, maintain ongoing/frequent communications with community stakeholders to achieve community support and engagement in the CVARP collaborative.
    • Guide collaborative partners through the tools and resources discussed in the quarterly collaborative meetings, tailoring each of the strategies to the facility, if needed.
    • Create and maintain community partners’ database to facilitate efficient contact and relationship management.
    • Develop and assist in conducting surveys and other methods for project evaluation, including analyzing and documenting project progress to meet outlined goals and aims.
    • Frequent local travel by vehicle, but may also be requested to travel domestically and regionally (e.g., to present and/or attend conferences and trainings).

 

Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages


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