Career Opportunities

  • Contact Tracing Team Members
  • COORDINATOR OF THE PATTON HOMESTEAD
  • Director of Health & Human Services
  • Regional Public Health Nurse – Town of Essex, Town of Wenham, Town of Hamilton &Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea
  • Regional Social Worker –Town of Essex, Town of Wenham, Town of Hamilton &Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea

 


Town of Hamilton

Health Department

Contact Tracing Team Members

 

Salary:                  $20.00/hour

Job Type:             Temporary – Part-time up to 19 hours per week

The Town of Hamilton Health Department seeks four (4). Our contact tracing team calls every resident diagnosed with COVID-19 and provides isolation guidance, identifies their contacts, and calls their contacts to provide quarantine guidance and help get them tested. Our team also follows-up with residents about their symptoms and well-being, and connects residents to any needed social services. We are seeking empathetic, persistent, professional, discreet, detail-oriented, technologically-savvy individuals with public health expertise to join our Somerville COVID Contact Tracing Team.

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Call newly diagnosed patients
  • Follow the script to inform patients about the importance of isolation
  • Collect and record information on symptoms during the initial case interview
  • Gather information that will help identify exposure origin
  • Identify any social service needs and connect to social services
  • Identify close contacts of diagnosed patients
  • Call contacts of diagnosed patients
  • Follow the script to inform contacts about the importance of quarantine and what to do if symptoms develop
  • Provide information about community testing procedures and locations
  • Identify any social service needs and connect to social services
  • Follow up with diagnosed patients and contacts throughout the duration of their isolation/quarantine

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social work or allied field required; minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in public health preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Knowledge: Public health proven expertise; knowledge of COVID-19 symptoms, current quarantine and contact tracing guidelines and best practices; knowledge of MS Office programs; experience with public health data systems. Familiarity with Somerville geography, services and community preferred.

Ability to interact with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems and emergencies calmly and effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both spoken and in writing; ability to operate a computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records. Empathetic, with the ability to build trust with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress; persistent, with the ability to investigate a case and close contacts to identify exposure origin; professional and discreet, with the ability to handle sensitive health information professionally and with discretion.

Detail-oriented, with the focus and follow-through to carefully document ongoing communication with diagnosed patients and contacts; technologically-savvy, with the ability to be trained in the states’ disease surveillance and case management system or a connector system. Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skills in the use of personal computers and office software including MS Office programs, specifically Excel. Multilingual skills preferred by not required, especially Spanish and Portuguese

Contact Tracing Team members will be expected to work remotely from their home or similar location where they can confidently and consistently manage calls and interactions without issue or distraction.

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 position’s essential functions.

Little to no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks.

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as operating a telephone or personal computer.

Visual demands require constantly reading documents on screens for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Contact Tracing Team Member. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, September 27, 2021.

 


 

 

TOWN OF HAMILTON

 

Town of Hamilton, Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea,

Town of Essex & Town of Wenham

 Regional Social Worker

 

 Department  Health Department
 Reports to:  Director of Health
 Position Status:  Exempt
 Weekly Hours:  32 Hours per week
 Salary Classification:  To $66,000 annually

 

Position Summary/Purpose:

The Regional Social Worker will provide critical community outreach for residents of the four towns; the Town of Hamilton, Town of Wenham, Town of Manchester by the Sea and the Town of Essex. The Regional Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and information referral services for all residents, infants to seniors, as well as working with the two regional school districts as both an educational and mental health resource. The Regional Social Worker will work with the Boards of Health and existing staff from each town, as well as leadership from the school districts, to address the unique challenges of each community. This position, in addition to those already staffed by each town, will provide the four communities the necessary resources needed to effectively serve the public health needs of their residents that each would not be able to attain individually.

Supervision:

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Director of Health with additional guidance or the four member communities.

Supervision Given: Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and hire hourly employees.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides information, referral and outreach services on various topics including shelter, food, employment, and health services access.
  • Develops strong partnerships with community organizations/service providers
  • Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current programs and to promote HHS programs and services
  • Develops and conducts programming
  • Leads support group meetings as assigned/needed
  • Maintains active caseload of clients

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid, current license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or have extensive, documented experience as healthcare social worker in Massachusetts.
  • Must have access to own transportation and ability to travel throughout region.
  • Must be competent in use of Microsoft Office and have experience using electronic health record programs.
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift 20 pounds, and move up and down stairs.
  • Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience –

  • Current Massachusetts Social Work License
  • CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter
  • Valid driver’s licensed
  • Work may include evenings, weekends and holiday

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Carroll, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Regional Social Worker – Health. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, August 2, 2021.

 

Town of Hamilton, Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea,

Town of Essex & Town of Wenham

 Regional Public Health Nurse

 

 Department  Health Department
 Reports to:  Director of Health
 Position Status:  Exempt
 Weekly Hours:  40 Hours per week
 Salary Classification:  To $99,000 annually

 

Position Summary/Purpose:

The Regional Public Health Nurse coordinates and leads a Regional Public Health Nurse (PHN) Program in cooperation with the local PHNs and health officials in the four member communities. Designs, implements, and evaluates Public Health Nursing efforts across the region to support all age groups. May be required to work flexible hours to enhance compliance with drug regimen. Manages the organization and operations for annual and emergency vaccination clinics held at various locations in Hamilton, Essex, Wenham and Manchester-by-the-Sea, ordering of vaccines, provision of vaccine as available to uninsured or underinsured, provision of vaccines made available for public immunization campaigns.

Supervision:

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Hamilton Director of Health with additional guidance provided by the member communities.

Supervision Given: Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and hire hourly employees on an as needed basis.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Participate in Emergency Planning activities and act as liaison with school and Town personnel.
  • Participation in Emergency Preparedness activities.
  • Acts as a health consultant.
  • Assists with Investigations of Communicable diseases using ISIS and MAVEN systems.
  • Participation in governmental and community organizations related to planning and implementing Public Health Nursing services in Hamilton, Wenham, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Seek, develop relationships with and work cooperatively with community partners; network with other organizations to gain knowledge and ideas of ways to maximize the use of the property and act as a liaison to those organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Schedule temporary staff for events.
  • Identify and draft necessary policies and procedures to achieve an efficient operation and standardize local response across all four communities.
  • Provides assistance and support to committees and subcommittees as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of an annual budget.
  • Acts as the project lead with the Department of Public Health for the Regional Public Health Nurse and Public Health Social Worker program

Requirements:

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • S.N in Nursing required. M.S.N. in Nursing preferred.
  • Prior experience in Public Health/School Nursing and/or Ambulatory Nursing strongly preferred
  • Must have access to own transportation and ability to travel throughout community and to State Lab Institute on a daily basis.
  • Must be competent in use of Microsoft Office and have experience using electronic health record programs.
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift 20 pounds, and move up and down stairs.
  • Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience –

  • Minimum two years senior level management experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Self-directed, action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Strong computer, social media, and web site skills.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Carroll, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Regional Public Health Nurse – Health. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, August 2, 2021.

 

TOWN OF HAMILTON, MA

 COORDINATOR OF THE PATTON HOMESTEAD

 

 Department  Department Head
 Reports to:  Town Manager
 Position Status:  Exempt
 Weekly Hours:  20 Hours per week
 Salary Classification:  $40,599.00 – $42,237.00 DOQ

 

Position Summary/Purpose:

 Reporting to the Hamilton Town Manager, this position will work closely with the Director of Public Works, the users, tenants and partners of the Patton Homestead. The primary responsibility of the Coordinator is to manage and promote use of the Patton Homestead and grounds among a variety of users, including, members of Inc.ubate Co-working, the Wenham Museum, Hamilton Historical Society, renters, event coordinators and residents of the town of Hamilton. The coordinator will professionally and responsibly promote the property for approved uses and coordinate the schedules of events and users to ensure a positive experience among all users. Role requires the orchestration and hands –on involvement of activities including; development and management of event committees; coordinating volunteers or part-time staff; development of corporate and business relationships; promotion of all events taking place at the Patton Homestead in an effort to generate revenue for the maintenance and operation of the Patton Homestead.

The Coordinator is also responsible for implementing the overall strategic plan and day to day operations of the Homestead’s programs and events. S/he will develop deep knowledge of grant opportunities, local nonprofit partners and collaborators, and potential events for the community and others to enjoy the property.

Supervision:

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Town Manager.

Supervision Given: Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and hire part-time hourly staff as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Directing of event timelines and associated staff to insure all elements of the event are delivered on time and in quality fashion.
  • Track revenue, expenses and budgeted forecast for all events (including hours spent on each event).
  • Manage all event venue(s) and vendor and partner relationships.
  • Manage volunteer event planning committees.
  • Orchestrate and execute event marketing and outreach.
  • Research and help apply for grants that will provide financial stability and growth as well as program development.
  • Seek, develop relationships with and work cooperatively with community partners; network with other organizations to gain knowledge and ideas of ways to maximize the use of the property and act as a liaison to those organizations.
  • Schedule regular presentations to service clubs, community groups and potential funding organizations, both off and on-site.
  • Administer the day-to-day operation of the Homestead; manage all aspects of events held at the Homestead including relationship with contract vendors; schedule events; respond to requests for tours of the property and provide tours; schedule temporary staff for events.
  • Provides assistance to establish, operate, and support committees and subcommittees as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of an annual budget.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The position requires excellent knowledge of and ability in scheduling and site/facility management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively with all sectors of the community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework, or equivalent experience, in any of the following: Hospitality, Event Planning/Coordination, Project Management.

Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience –

  • Demonstrated strong (or understanding of) marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience.
  • Grant writing knowledge and experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Self-directed, action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Past success working with a board of directors or multiple tenants/users and the ability to cultivate existing board/member relationships.
  • Strong computer, social media, and web site skills.

Work Schedule

  • Schedule calls for 20 hours per week, but schedule is flexible and may differ week to week, based on upcoming events and partner demands
  • Work may include some evenings, weekends or holidays

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to move about the buildings and grounds, occasionally in poor weather conditions, and access all levels of the facility.
  • Frequently moves boxes, furniture, and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds about the property for various functions and events.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Carroll, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Coordinator of the Patten Homestead. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, August 2, 2021.

 

Town of Hamilton

Director of Health & Human Services

 

Department Public Health Department
Reports to: Town Manager
Position Status: Exempt 24 hours
Salary Classification: Grade 18 $54,674.88 – $56,883.84

 

Summary

The Town of Hamilton is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of Health and Human Services. The Town has created a new independent Public Health Department to be led by the Health Director as part of the Senior Management team. The Health Director reports directly to the Town Manager administratively and to the Board of Health for policy direction.  The Health Director will work closely with both the Fire Chief and Police Chief on matters ranging from emergency management to mental health. The Health Director leads a team of public health professionals to ensure compliance with state statutes and local bylaws and regulations as well as public health initiatives to inform and educate the community and ensure the public health and welfare of the Town of Hamilton. The Health Director may be involved in regionalization and resource sharing discussions in the future.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Develops public health goals and implements strategies to protect the health of the community.
  2. Advances current behavioral health models as necessary to promote wellness of the community.
  3. Employs environmental health principles as necessary to prevent the public from exposure to hazardous substances in the air, water, soil, and food.
  4. Supports Board of Health responsibilities by participation in all meetings, assisting in agenda development and coordination, and reporting performance metrics to the Board on a regular basis. Identifies areas of concern to the Board for policy review and action.
  5. Manages the enforcement of state and local public health laws and rules and regulations; performs field inspections to assure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  6. Manages the review process of plans for: new food service establishments; subsurface sewage disposal; private well installations; swimming pool construction and others.
  7. Manages the inspection of restaurants and other food handling and processing establishments, approving or disapproving new or renewal license application; inspects retail convenience stores and other areas required by law; Inspects public swimming pools.
  8. Plans and conducts environmental investigations; initiates remedial and enforcement procedures as necessary; maintains inspection records and prepares required or associated work as necessary.
  9. Oversees complaints through investigation and evaluation of alleged nuisances pertaining to drinking water, stagnant water, dumping, sewage, inspection and rodent control, toxic materials, and other recognized hazards to public health; explains regulations and educates the public concerning permits and other matters.
  10. Represents the Town in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and regionally works/enhances emergency preparedness plans.
  11. Provides public education as appropriate in matters of public health through public presentations, meeting participation and relevant materials composition and/or dissemination; develops, implements and/or oversees department projects and programs e.g. community health fairs, flu clinics, etc.
  12. Collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders in delivering public health services and foster relationships with community partners to advance public health goals.
  13. Maintains up to date knowledge of public health and related issues, laws, regulations and requirements through continuing education, maintaining effective, efficient, current operations and records to achieve department and town wide goals; Informs the Board of Health of problems affecting public health; regularly reports the health conditions of the town to state and local agencies and civic organizations.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for supervision of Public Health staff.

Work Hours

This is a 24 hours per week part time position.

Additional night meetings will also be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related field.
  2. Five years of progressively responsible experience in public health or comparable private sector work, including supervisory experience; three years of experience with food inspection and septic systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined. Applicant should state education, training and experience which they feel has provided them with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Carroll, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Director of Health and Human Services – Health. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, August 2, 2021.