CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORK SUPERVISOR
( Bilingual )
( General )
This is supervisory community health work directing the activities of lower level community health workers engaged in the City's childhood lead prevention program. Employees in this class are responsible for assigning, monitoring, and reviewing the work of subordinates for specified areas of the City. Important aspects of the work include setting up screening tests in day care centers and other mass-testing venues and reviewing lab results which report lead levels found to ensure that the proper follow-up care is received for those children with elevated blood lead level, dust wipe collection and evaluation; also organization of special outreach projects as directed by the Health Commissionerís and other offices. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Performs the duties below with members of a non-English language-speaking community with ability to fluently speak both Spanish and English.
- Selects areas within assigned sections of the City to be surveyed; schedules and assigns work to subordinates based on areas selected and individual requests received; reviews all completed paperwork from field visits, accompanies subordinates on field trips for the purpose of training new employees or reviewing the progress and performance of experienced employees.
- Reviews lab reports of cases within assigned sections of the City; maintains records of positive and elevated blood lead levels; contacts parents or tests when appropriate; monitors subsequent results in an attempt to ensure that follow-up testing occurred.
- Contacts day care centers for the purpose of setting up periodic screening tests; schedules testing dates and personnel involved; ensures that literature and permission slips are sent to the centers prior to the testing date; frequently participates in the screening process by completing paperwork or actually conducting tests.
- Disseminates general and specific information to the public regarding the lead program or more specific information regarding elevated blood lead levels. Coordinates or assigns general public education information about lead at venues such as County Assistance Office, WIC, or medical clinic waiting rooms, community or block captain events.
- Oversees and/or administers Early Intervention screening for all willing clients by administering the Ages and Stages (ASQ) Early Intervention Questionnaire; evaluates children for developmental and behavioral delays and refers them to the Childlink Program for further evaluation by mental development health professionals. Conducts Primary Prevention education of expectant women in homes and clinics; performs visual assessments of homes and does dust wipe collection and referral for intervention where necessary.
- Participates in the planning for the breast cancer event that targets minority populations.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- current public health programs and services particularly in the area of lead poisoning
- lead sources, hazards, and symptoms of lead poisoning
- obtaining blood samples utilizing the fingerstick method
- performing environmental dust wipes
- administering ASQ Early Intervention Evaluations
- supervise a subordinate staff
- effectively and efficiently plan and organize a lead prevention program in an assigned area of the City
- evaluate and prepare reports in standard formats
- provide effective verbal and written communications to subordinates and superiors
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, community groups and the general public
- follow verbal and written instructions
- speak, read and write in a specified non-English language and English fluently for the Bilingual specialty
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/06.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Two years of community health work experience.
- One year of community health work experience in the Health Department's Childhood Lead Prevention program.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department that has included the specific experience.
- Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and a designated non-English language.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: 10
Class Established: 11/88
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC: 10/06, Ad Board: 11/06
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 4J07