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Asthma Outreach Coordinator, CHE/Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center/ EHACE Asthma Counselor Program - 326266

Asthma Outreach Coordinator, CHE/Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center/ EHACE Asthma Counselor Program - 326266

Job Description The Center for Health Equity, within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will align efforts in advancing health equity across the City.  The Center will focus on these key areas:  leveraging community assets to better integrate primary care and public health to serve the health needs of communities; building inter-agency collaboration to implement multi-sectorial approach to addressing the root causes of health disparities; and increasing organizational capacity that strengthens the agency's lens of addressing health equity.  This is an exciting time at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

The Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers operates the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence (EHACE) and the Citywide Asthma Initiative (CAI). Its goal is to reduce pediatric asthma hospitalization through a robust program menu including individual asthma counseling, community asthma education, neighborhood provider outreach and engagement and environmental remediation.  The Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers is seeking to hire an Asthma Counselor to provide individual counseling and case management services to children with asthma and their families and provide asthma education and outreach in high-need communities.


• Conduct Community Outreach to local healthcare providers to increase and maintain recruitment and referral sources.

• Provide effective interaction and maintain relationships with the clinical community, other governmental and health care organizations as well as local community organizations.

• Collaborate with schools, daycare staff, and other community-based programs to identify children with asthma.

• Elevate barriers to care and management through community based referrals and advocacy to ensure a holistic approach to participant’s needs and systems change. 

• Provide feedback to Clinical Director and Asthma Network Coordinator that helps identify social determinates of health affecting asthma participants.

• Conduct community-based asthma education delivery and trainings including Asthma 101 presentations and trainings to healthcare providers on available community-based services.

• Attend neighborhood health fairs and other community requests for events.

• Assist Counseling Supervisor with planning and hosting Action Center events for participants of asthma programming.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills • Bilingual – Spanish
• Master’s level Social Work degree or related field
• Demonstrated experience in case management especially in neighborhoods that bear a disproportionately high burden of illness and premature death.
• Demonstrated experience building community relationships and partnerships.
• Demonstrated experience coordinating outreach activities and community engagement events
• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and maintain relationships with community partners and participating families
• Self-starter
• Successfully works as part of a team and multitask a variety of responsibilities
• Knowledgeable and experienced with Microsoft Office applications
• Willing and able to commute to different DOHMH and partner sites throughout the city

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license. 

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. 

• Current Resume  

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 326266.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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