The Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness (CHEC-Well) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. The formation of the new division signals a renewed approach to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; and intensify the agency's approach to tackle big salt and sugar, big tobacco, the built environment and other determinants of health. As part of its comprehensive, place-based strategy to reduce health inequities and in collaboration with New York City's Crisis Management System (CMS), DOHMH supports implementation of a proven community-based, public health approach to violence prevention called Cure Violence (CV). The Health Department provides vital support in the coordination of hospital-based violence intervention programming, performance tracking, and therapeutic and professional development to CV staff.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Coordinate tailored therapeutic and staff development services for the community-based organizations working in violence prevention across NYC (nearly 200 staff); including group and individual counseling services and workshops on trauma informed care.
- Identify internal services and external vendors to provide therapeutic and staff development supports for community-based organizations working in violence prevention.
- Act as liaison between DOHMH, community-based organizations, and behavioral health partners.
- Schedule training sessions, meetings with therapist, partner site visits, etc. that may involve some or all the groups listed above.
- Develop a work plan for the Strong Messenger Project to ensure quality services.
- Manage scope of service with vendor and budget for project; Review, approve, and process vendor invoices for payment.
- Support the coordination for training and service delivery.
- Report on milestones of the project and the assessment of impact; Provide continuous flow of information to CBO leadership and staff about SMP and its services.
- Coordinate therapeutic services during a crisis at sites.
- Collect project data using various tools for analysis within the organizations.
- Assess areas of additional needs regarding development and wellness among CV staff.
- Complete other assignments as recommended by the Director.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Behavioral health background and experience preferred
Familiarity with racial and social justice frameworks and approaches
Experience in working with community-based organizations that experience health inequities and mental health stigmas
Detail-oriented, with ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, and successfully meet deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Excellent communication and writing skills
A cooperative attitude and a willingness to work as a member of a team to fulfill the project's mission and objectives.
Familiarity with city government, and/or experience working in a complex organization a plus
A working understanding of the Cure Violence program model is a plus.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
- Current Resume
- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 429145.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.