Community Engagement Specialist

Community Engagement Specialist

Michigan Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. | Cincinnati, OH, 45208, US
Salary Range:$28,000 – $45,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Posted: 18-Feb-23

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Salary: Open


General Nursing

Internal Number: 138799


Expected Starting Salary: 24.34 - 29.87

SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Community Relations at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center serves as a point of entry into the organization as an information and resource hub that centralizes and standardizes the way we connect to the community.

Every Child Succeeds (ECS) is a prenatal to age three prevention program designed to advance family wellbeing, strengthen early environments, and optimize infant and toddler development for families at risk for health and developmental challenges due to poverty-related risk factors. ECS partners with more than 2,000 families a year delivering evidence-based home visiting programming in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. ECS is one of the largest regional programs of its kind in the country and operates through a public-private funding partnership and management support from Cincinnati Children's. For more information about Every Child Succeeds, visit

SCOPE: To meet the psychosocial needs of families enrolled with Every Child Succeeds to strengthen family well-being, promote healthy early environments and optimize infant and toddler development.


-Home Visits

Prepare for and conduct regular home visits (face to face and/or virtual) per ECS standards. Provide parent education and coaching using an approved curriculum and supplemental resources. Complete intake documentation, conduct initial assessments and administer program consents. Actively manages caseload of up to 20 families. Identify family strengths and needs and develop a Family Goal Plan. Complete screens, assessments, and other required tools within allowable timeframes. Complete and maintain accurate, timely written and electronic database records. Assist families in gaining access to needed community resources, working alongside them in a way that promotes self sufficiency. Meet with Clinical Supervisor to review caseload, client progress, forms completion and training requirements on a weekly basis. Reports suspicions of abuse and neglect as mandated for investigation. Receives required credentials within timeframes

  • Program
    Coordinate with leadership and internal departments to move strategic initiatives and meet established objectives around community engagement, community health and health promotion. Foster positive relationships among internal and external stakeholders and team in the areas to promote child health through community partnerships and employee engagement. May serve as the office-based contact person for the medical center's involvement with external community organizations and internal medical center units focused on quality improvement workforce development or pipeline programs. May assist with proposals and ongoing communications which address career exploration, employee development or systems transformation. Provides support & coordination including database development, data entry, reporting and fiscal management/tracking.

  • Community Partnerships and Health Education
    Knowledge of community engagement principles (best practices and effective strategies for collaboration with internal and community partners). May provide support for community education and health promotion. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and successfully with community organizations. Support strategic partnerships with community organizations, residents /patients and stakeholders that share a common mission with CCHMC. Support and attend CCHMC sponsored events as related to roles and goals.

  • Community Engagement
    Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders that share a common mission with CCHMC. May represent CCHMC on community boards and committees or organizations that support the strategic objectives of CCHMC. Support and attend CCHMC sponsored events as related to roles and goals.

  • Training & Communication
    Prepare employee volunteers or community stakeholders through structured presentations and unstructured interactions for resolving questions. May facilitate employee knowledge of department and enterprise objectives by documenting regularly scheduled meetings and preparing appropriate reports. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills w/ the ability to provide and receive information from both internal and external audiences. Computer literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Powerpoint and Excel. Complete other training as required or needed to advance professional development skills.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Social Work, Family Studies, Early Education)
  • 0 - 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline (previous home visiting or experience working with pregnant women and families with children ages birth to three)

    Preferred Skills:

    -Competency with data entry

    -Experience working with culturally diverse families

    -Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required

    Unique Skills:

    Requires ability to establish positive, collaborative working relationships with families, and provide non judgmental support. Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within job discipline. Work directly follows practices and is often performed with supervision. Willing to engage in building reflective capacity and using trauma-informed approaches. Respects and works well with families that have different personal styles, opinions, values and cultures. Uses established procedures to solve standard problems. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments.

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