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Outreach and Enrollment Specialists

September 11, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Location:Dade City/ East Pasco County, FL
Salary Range:$10-$14 per hour
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Support Team Members
This position is responsible for raising awareness about affordable health insurance options and providing eligibility and enrollment assistance to uninsured patients in health centers and residents in a variety of Pasco County areas. This position will develop, coordinate, and carry out countywide outreach, technical assistance, training and support for insurance coverage options.

This position is grant-funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation is contingent on available funding and successful implementation of the set goals and objectives.
Duties:Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following; However, other duties may be assigned:
• Conduct public education activities to raise awareness about coverage options available under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Marketplace
• Develop and execute strategies and work plan for outreach and enrollment.
• Provide health education, information, and trainings to appropriate individuals regarding programs and services.
• Coordinate and facilitate speaking engagements, special guests and key resources and materials.
• Coordinate outreach and enrollment activities with relevant grassroots partners, local health service agencies, and local health benefit exchange entities.
• Help individuals understand and access affordability options
• Provide information and assistance in a fair, accurate, and impartial manner
• Provide information and assistance in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to a diverse population
• Develop strong community networking presence.
• Plan and implement training and technical assistance for community partners.
• Provide monthly status reports Business Development Director and PCHG leadership on progress, outreach and enrollment activities, successes and barriers.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Qualifications:Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
AA Degree with emphasis in community/public health, social services, health delivery systems, communications or community development is preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
• Strong interest in improving access to health services
• Demonstrated project management experience.
• Familiarity with publicly funded health care programs such as Medicaid, CHIP and the Marketplace.
• Familiarity with Pasco County’s regional geography and culture.
• Demonstrated ability to use contemporary technology, including social media, to achieve program goals.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft office 2007 including: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills.
• Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, vendors, media contacts, representatives of other agencies, and co-workers.
• Ability to speak confidently and knowledgeably in public and to serve as meeting coordinator/facilitator or instructor for individuals with various backgrounds and educational levels
• Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment
• Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity
• Ability to explain complex policies and processes in layman’s terms
• Knowledge of (or ability to learn) local, state and federal public health laws and regulations
• Skill in operation of modern office equipment such as personal computer, facsimile, copiers, scanners

Travel Expectations:
• Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely and use a seat belt when in operation.
• Must be willing to use own automobile for travel (mileage reimbursed).
• Must possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile in good repair.

Language Skills:
Ability to converse on the telephone, via email and in person. Bi-lingual preferred.

Reasoning Ability:
Proficiency in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc.

Other Skills and Abilities: It is imperative the individual have the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Must express the ability to work cooperatively with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural staff. Must be able to effectively work well as part of a team or group.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to lift 30 lbs. regularly and 50 lbs. occasionally.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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