Program Coordinator Mpowerment

Legacy Community Health Services - Houston, TX3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $49,000 a year
Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.

Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and promoting Legacy s community-level intervention(s). Through the delivery of evidence base interventions, the goals of the position are to assist the priority population of young, men who have sex with men to adopt healthy lifestyles, provide awareness of available health services and provide disease management skills.

  • Position may be partially or fully funded by grant(s).
Essential Functions

Coordinates ongoing community level programming including outreach, programmatic events, monthly workshops, social events, community advisory board/council and discussion groups for community members.
Promote health and wellness through the promotion and delivery of workshops.
Participate in the development, administration, and evaluation of health education and promotion programs.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives and develops sequence plans for providing health education programs.
Recruit community members to participate in community level intervention activities.
Distributes educational and informational materials on public health issues to target audience.
Plans, participates and coordinates exhibits, conferences, forums and/or health fairs.
Plans education programs with other staff and community entities to meet identified public health needs of specific target groups.
Works in coordination with program volunteers to meet goals and objectives.
Networks and builds partnerships with other professionals and organizations to strengthen the organization s ability to educate the public and reach affected communities.
Coordinates program resource development including web pages, social media, advertising, flyers, promo cards, brochures and condom inserts.
Actively participates in the Community Advisory Committee and other networks and coalitions as appropriate.
Participate in conducting community assessments when appropriate.
Ensure that project information and relevant findings are disseminated to community partners; participates in existing community coalitions as needed to identify, create and strengthen community relationships.
Collaborate with Marketing Director on developing marketing materials to implement during outreach activities.
Provide and facilitate referrals and linkages to prevention, social, early intervention and healthcare services.
Document program activities on appropriate forms and data systems in a timely and accurate manner.
Provide data for required programmatic reports.
Attend workshops and local and regional meetings as required.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
Other duties as assigned.
Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job–related hazards.
Attends all required safety education programs.
Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.
Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.
Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
Checks on the patient s environment and equipment to insure safety. Reports safety concerns promptly to appropriate personnel.
Follows Legacy s exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).
Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.
Attends annual education programs.

Education & Training Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent with minimum of 5 years health care related or community health experience, Or Bachelor s Degree in related field with a minimum of 1 year health care related or community health experience.
Experience with HIV prevention programs preferred.
Experience directly with the gay community preferred.
Work Experience Requirements

Must have prior experience with computers and computer programs.
Must demonstrate ability to provide community health screenings within six months of employment.
Strong interpersonal, and communication skills essential.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Ability to conduct group and individual educational programs.
Ability to speak in public.
Experience coordinating public health program activities.
Must complete any trainings required by grant-funded positions.
Experience utilizing social media for community programs.

9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
403b Retirement Plan
Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)