Job ID: TN-59899 (93090207)

Hybrid/Local Community Outreach Worker with social work/public health/behavioral health/public policy, CBO, FBO, nonprofit, data entry,

Location: Nashville TN (DOH) Must live in Tennessee:
Duration: 12 months
Positions: 3 (4) One person to work in Middle Tennessee (Nashville) TN Area and Two People in the East Tennessee Area

We are seeking candidates for a Community Outreach Worker role. This position will act as liaison between public health departments and local communities

Minimum of 1 year of experience working in community outreach work. e.g., social work, public health, behavioral health, public policy). Experience in working directly with communities with a Community Based Organization (CBO), Faith-Based Organization, nonprofit or governmental agency. State or local health department experience is a plus.
Excellent listening skills to understand the individual situation of a community member. Able to establish trust when communicating with community members.
Ability to understand the challenges in the communities and differences in attitudes and beliefs towards health issues and solutions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to convey information in an empathetic and positive manner
Follow established procedures including obtaining information from community members and maintaining it in compliance with the standards of the health department
Ability to identify and engage partners and stakeholders, and foster new or current partnerships (e.g. with CBOs, national organizations and state and federal agencies), and conduct outreach and community engagement activities

Preferred Skills and Experiences
Knowledge of public health programs
Previous work with community or faith-based organizations with outreach to priority audiences
Verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish or other languages of priority audiences
Previous work with COVID-19 mitigation or vaccination efforts
Previous experience working in multicultural workplaces and settings
Flexible and adaptable. Able to work as part of a team.
Experience in data entry

Establish and maintain relationships with community members and organizations, including schools
Engage with community members and organizations in education and community service work. Facilitate listening sessions and summarize findings.
Present information at meetings in a culturally appropriate manner
Identify the needs of community members and resources to meet these needs
Communicate community needs to the health department and other partners
Collect and maintain administrative and community data in a confidential manner consistent with health department policy
Foster stronger partnerships with other departments in government, among community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and community partners and stakeholders
May attend events within the community, including those that occur after hours and on weekends.

High School Diploma
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred (e.g., social work, psychology, public health, behavioral health, public policy).


Hybrid/Local Community Outreach Worker with social work/public health/behavioral health/public policy, CBO, FBO, nonprofit, data entry,

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