Temporary COVID POD Public Health Outreach Worker

Alexandria, VA
$21.41 - $35.20 Hourly
May 28, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Part Time
Temporary COVID POD Public Health Outreach Worker


Are you a hardworking individual who is eager to join our efforts to augment and expedite vaccinations in the community? Does your passion drive you to commit to a cause that could have a positive impact on many? If this is you, we invite you to apply to one of our temporary City of Alexandria Vaccination site opportunities. One of which is the Public Health Outreach Worker who s upports the planning, coordination, and implementation of vaccine education, outreach, and appointment scheduling in underserved communities .

The Opportunity - Examples of Duties

  • Prepare materials for outreach activities with community partners (printing educational materials, coordinating volunteers to assemble mask packages , ensuring training materials are ready for volunteers )

  • Track vaccine-related outreach activities conducted by, or with the help of, Alexandria Health Department
  • Answer calls and emails that come in from the community and either address them or route to appropriate person/people. (will receive training on answering complex COVID-19 vaccination process questions)
  • Develop relationships with community partners who work with underserved residents and send out information regularly
  • Gather information from community members about vaccine hesitancy or access concerns and work with other Alexandria Health Department staff to develop and implement solutions
  • Conduct in-person outreach or tabling around the community to help pre-register people for the vaccine waitlist or for appointments (e.g., at apartment buildings, outside grocery stores, in recreation centers)

  • Support the development and implementation of mobile vaccine unit strategies

The Ideal Candidate

To be minimally qualified for this position all applicants must possess an associate d egree; and two (2) ye ars of relevant experience.

To be considered an ideal candidate, applicants must possess the above as well as; a ttention to detail ; a bility to multi-task ; be flexible and function well under stressful, pressured situations ; a bility to problem-solve independently ; a bility to anticipate future needs of staff and community partners he/she is supporting and take initiative to address those needs ; e xcellent communication skills with colleagues, high level customer service skills with the public and community organizations ; e xtremely proficient in Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel, and is able to learn other software as needed ; b ilingual in English/Spanish or English/Amharic .

About the Department

Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is one of 35 health districts in Virginia. As part of the Virginia Department of Health, AHD serves the residents, businesses, and visitors of Alexandria and works closely with the City of Alexandria and community partners to achieve its mission and vision. AHD's mission is "Protecting and Promoting Health and Well-Being in Our Communities" and our vision is "Healthy People, Healthier Communities." We view "health" in the broadest sense, and this drives our path towards continuous health improvement with a focus on equity of the social determinants of health.


*Please note this is a 60 day temporary position with the possibility of an extension.


Work is in-person, 7:45-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Evenings and weekend work will be necessary on a regular basis to coordinate and implement outreach efforts.

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