Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI)
Community Worker – Job Description
Compensation: $24.38 Hourly
Fully Paid Medical/Dental Insurance
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Community Worker. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
The Community Worker will provide technical assistance and training to CBOs in the four TPI communities, including Westmont/West Athens, Willowbrook, Unincorporated Compton and Florence-Firestone. The Community Worker will provide assistance and training to build the agency’s capacity to work collaboratively by strengthening networks, building upon existing relationships, providing guidance using best practices that fosters and builds effective and long-lasting collaboration, and to expand the agencies reach via the use of social media.
- Facilitates positive and trusting relations between DPH and the community by communicating its policies and programs to community members;
- Assists in the development of a community engagement plan for the TPI communities;
- Assists in the development of tools to document and track the level of collaboration among agencies within the communities;
- Assists community agencies and their staff with the development of an outreach and referral network plan;
- Provides technical assistance and training on a quarterly basis to community agencies relative to the use of social media and improving or developing their websites;
- Provides technical assistance and training on a quarterly basis to community agencies relative to building and maintaining effective partnerships;
- Provides assistance to community agencies relative to developing a linked referral system to appropriate supportive service agencies, including temporary or permanent housing;
- Provides guidance and assistance in order to work effectively and collaboratively with Community Intervention Workers in the community to maximize their efforts to provide community intervention and safe passage services; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- A High School Diploma;
- Two years of full-time experience working with the public or with community groups performing similar duties;
- A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or ability to secure timely transportation for travel to a variety of sites throughout Los Angeles County.
- Bilingual Spanish/English;
- Ability to type, proof, and prepare correspondence with minimal supervision;
- Experience managing multiple project demands and deadlines;
- Experience in case management and ability to navigate systems;
- Knowledge of media communicatiom
- Computer literate and skilled in use of Microsoft Windows-based programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
- Ability to work in a professional manner, with courtesy and tact, and maintain confidentiality and security of documents and information;
- Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary professionals and partners both internally and externally;
- Experience in data entry, cleaning, and management of complex data; and
- Experience in advanced data analysis.