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Liaison, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Bureau of Public Health Clinics

Constituent Services & Community Programs with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $54,270 - $62,410 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

Description Description

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises — from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

To be considered, all candidates must submit proof that they have filed for the civil service exam #3542, supervising public health adviser, obtain a passing score of 70 and above and be reachable on the civil service list once it is published or must be already permanent in the supervising public health adviser title: 51193. Candidates who fail to comply will not be considered for employment. For more information on this exam or your list status, please call 212-669-1357 or visit the NYC department of citywide administrative services website: nyc.Gov/dcas.

The mission of the Bureau of Public Health Clinics (BPHC) is to promote a healthy community by providing New Yorkers with the resources needed to make informed and empowered health decisions; identify and treat tuberculosis and provide immunization and sexual health services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.

To achieve this, BPHC provides direct clinical services at eight Sexual Health Clinics and three Tuberculosis (TB) Chest Centers; monitors disease trends; conducts outreach to providers and community groups; conducts research; and develops polices to improve sexual health and wellness and reduce racial inequities.

BPHC’s Community Engagement Unit oversees all external-facing efforts in BPHC including outreach, education in order to reduce inequities in STI’s and TB by ensuring communities most impacted by those conditions are utilizing these services available in their community.

The Bureau of Public Health Clinics seeks to hire a Supervising Public Health Advisor to serve in the function of a Liaison for our Community Based Organizations (CBOs).

Duties will include but not be limited to:

-Promote Public Health Clinics services to community through tabling at events and meetings.

-Coordinate with other Community Based Organizations (CBOs), other organizations, including, health departments or clinics to promote health services.

-Attend monthly or quarterly partnership meetings (Knows, community partnerships meetings, EtE etc.).

-Maintain updated list of BPHC community partners and track all outreach activities and events in Public Health Partners Connect database.

-Order educational materials for clinics.

-Help coordinate speakers from CBOs for clinic meetings.

-Lead clinic tours for external groups.

-Coordinate technical assistance requests from community organizations with Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI and provide training coverage when needed.

-Represent BPHC on appropriate Agency task force and coordination groups.

-Help facilitate patient advisory board for BPHC programmatic feedback.

-Contribute to a quarterly community clinical newsletter for BPHC’s partners.

-Identify community resources to formalize agreements for referrals for sexual health services, including STI screening and treatment services.

-Assure that BPHC’s community-led work, programming, and other initiatives are aligned with the Health Department’s equity goals.

-Coordinate colleagues throughout the Health Department to ensure that public health efforts, including direct services, public facing marketing campaigns and materials, data collection and reporting are inclusive of New Yorkers, of all gender identities and all expressions.

-Assist with updating website with clinic changes, closures, and suggested edits.

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in a public health program, performing duties involving case finding, case management, interviewing, investigating and other related public health work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; and four years of experience as described in “1” above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and six years of experience as described in “1” above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. Undergraduate college credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. Twelve credits in the health, social or biological sciences may be substituted for an additional six
months of experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and a minimum of two years of experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, as described in “1” above.