HEALTH EQUITY & DIVERSITY SPECIALIST (1294)

Job Description:

Provides subject matter expertise to IDOH DEP to assess and ensure the needs of persons with disabilities and access and functional needs are integrated into public health emergency preparedness planning, mitigation and recovery efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the updating of IDOH s emergency response plans to better serve the needs of people with disabilities and access and functional needs during outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies.
  • Serves as an integral member of the IDOH public health emergency preparedness planning and response program to provide substantive technical administrative advisement on decisions affecting persons with disabilities and access and functional needs.
  • Collect, analyze, and compare applicable data and trends; prepare reports including observations, conclusions and recommendations for improvement of inclusion people with disabilities and access and functional needs into COVID-19 mitigation and recovery efforts.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with and provide guidance to applicable federal, state, local, tribal or territorial (FSLTT) governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • If deemed necessary by the jurisdiction, establish and manage a Disability Recovery Workgroup hosted by the public health emergency preparedness and response program to provide recommendations to agency leaders.
  • Review, synthesize and formulate impacts of draft recommendations to national public health policy and its potential impact to persons with disabilities and access and functional needs (within the jurisdiction).
  • Serve as an agency representative to any applicable federal, state, local, tribal or territorial (FSLTT) governmental and non-governmental agencies providing support to people with disabilities and access and functional needs.
  • Develop and promote any applicable funding proposals that may advance jurisdictional work and goals; including developing services and products for proposals.
  • Travel required within the state of Indiana for trainings and meeting with Local Health Departments
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, health policy, social work, or related field required.
  • At least 4 years of experience working with persons with disabilities and access and functional needs is preferred.
  • Experience in project management, strategic planning, and partner relations.
  • Experience in public health emergency preparedness and response is preferred.
  • Governmental (federal, state or local) agency experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of public health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a virtual office environment, adapting to a variety of software platforms.
  • Adept in Microsoft Office Suite, various social media and other virtual platforms.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative networks.
  • Ability to manage and develop multiple projects independently and in a team environment, and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyze programs for innovative practices and translate these into synthesized products and outcomes for state-based public health preparedness programs.
  • Ability to travel within and around service area.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, management, partner agencies and organizations, state and local officials, and the general public.
Job Category: Medical
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Hybrid
Job ID: 1294
Job Start Date: 01/15/23

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