Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Community Public Health Liaison
Posted OnFebruary 2, 2023
Experience Level5-10 Years
Education LevelNot Specified
OPEN CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY – Community Public Health Liaison
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is offering a new contract for one qualified individual. It commences right away and runs through the end of September 2023. Compensation is based on hours devoted with an anticipated cap of $6,000 per month. No benefits are offered.
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) ensures that a wide variety of services and programs are created and delivered to children and adults who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the State of Florida. If you enjoy interacting with a wide variety of individuals to serve an important mission and meet the requisites for this role, this may be a great opportunity for you.
Reporting to the FDDC Chief of Programs and Research, the successful candidate will serve Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, providing community outreach and support within Central Florida to promote community paramedicine and other public health initiatives that are being funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. The goal is to link individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to local resources that promote their health and well-being due to having difficulty finding community providers with specialized knowledge and training in developmental disabilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Educate and provide promotional materials to medical providers, community agencies, partner agencies, and target populations regarding health issues impacting individuals with I/DD and the Community Paramedicine Program and other public health programs provided by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
· Support individuals with I/DD through the referral process to obtain Community Paramedicine Program services
· Coordinate and facilitate community public health events with partner agencies to provide education to individuals with I/DD and their families
· Participate in a variety of community events that address public health issues and initiatives impacting individuals with I/DD and their caregivers
· Actively participate on taskforces, workgroups, and/or alliances to meet goals of improving health and well-being for individuals with I/DD and educate community resources about other available community resources
· Collect data and provide to FDDC for analysis of community paramedicine project effectiveness including I/DD individual and caregiver program satisfaction
*This position is open to individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds, but a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Five years of relevant experience in public health and/or developmental disabilities activities are also required.
Knowledge of broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as community resources for individuals with I/DD
Strong communication skills–written and verbal. Bilingual capabilities (English/Spanish) preferred
Capable of effectively communicating with individuals with I/DD
Interested in working collaboratively with a wide range of people, including individuals with I/DD, family members, direct support professionals, service providers, agencies, and medical personnel
Self-sufficient and able to independently plan, organize, and coordinate work activities
Track record of using discretion and good judgment in handling sensitive/confidential situations and information
Ability to transport oneself across the designated geographic region and move/carry materials weighing up to 25 pounds
*Non-exhaustive examples of professionals (defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) who may be eligible for this position include social support specialist, support coordinator, community health worker, community paramedic, public health nurse, epidemiologist, program manager, communication expert, and policy expert.
TO APPLY: Send your resume to https://www.fddc.org/employment-opportunities/ It will be reviewed promptly. If you are deemed well qualified, you will be contacted within two weeks. We regret that we cannot respond to everyone who applies.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INQUIRIES ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Key Words: developmental disabilities; intellectual disabilities; community outreach; paramedicine; public health, agencies; I/DD; taskforce; alliances; well-being; social support; community health; public health nurse; epidemiologist; program manager; communication expert; policy expert.
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