MCH Assistant 1 - Bilingual

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
MCH Outreach
2700 NE 63
41,016.00  Annual
Monday to Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


This position is located in the Outreach Division with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD).  The employee is primarily responsible for providing support for a multidisciplinary team working on maternal and child health issues and translating interviews with bilingual families that have suffered from the loss of pregnancy or infant.



This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification.  All employees must maintain a commitment to the OCCHD's mission, vision and strategic goals.  This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus, other related activities or tasks may be assigned.


This position functions at the program support level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:

  • Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Health Equity Skills
  • Community Partnership Skills



  1. Assists in translating during home interviews with families that have suffered from the loss of a pregnancy or infant
  2. Coordinates with Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) and Maternal Child Health Outreach (MCHO) Social Workers in servicing bilingual families
  3. Maintains appropriate confidentiality, paperwork and agency guidelines and statutory regulations regarding the release of client or agency information
  4. Aids in the coordination of committees, task forces, partnership and other groups concerning special projects aimed at reducing infant mortality in a five-county region
  5. Serves as supporting staff for community and partnership meetings including logistics, minutes, rosters, and follow up and performs all additional clerical duties for the program as needed.
  6. Translates for FIMR/MCHO program verbally and in writing as needed.
  7. Helps in the production of educational and promotional materials in Spanish
  8. Supports program staff through the translation of presentations and trainings into Spanish on health topics associated with infant mortality
  9. Attends open houses and/or health fairs, which may occasionally take place in the evenings and on weekends, to provide information and resource materials
  10. Participates in professional development trainings on grief and bereavement, as well as other topics related to infant mortality
  11. Completes Safe Sleep training and serves as an advocate on all safe sleep awareness and education campaigns
  12. Participates in regularly scheduled staff and agency trainings
  13. Operates a personal computer to enter information, data, etc., and generates reports of activities completed.
  14. Drives to off-site locations to perform job duties as needed
  15. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position
  16. At the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Public Health Officer or designee, the incumbent will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program).  Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder trainings.
  17. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.



-High school diploma or GED required

-Five years of professional job experience

-One year of public contact experience required

-Proficient in listed language both oral and written

-Valid Oklahoma driver license required



-Skill in communicating verbally and in writing

-Skill in communicating with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy

-Skill in obtaining and recording information accurately

-Ability and willingness to develop education and public relations materials

-Ability and willingness to utilize appropriate equipment

-Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality

-Ability and willingness to develop and maintain effective working relationships

-Ability and willingness to speak in public

-Ability and willingness to work with people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds

-Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality and to assume responsibility for information disseminated

-Ability and willingness to follow established policies and procedures

-Ability and willingness to assume responsibility for work product

-Ability and willingness to use a personal computer

-Ability and willingness to follow safe working practices and procedures

-Ability and willingness to follow established policies, procedures, guidelines and orders

-Ability to translate English to Spanish or Spanish to English verbally and in writing



-Outdoors in varying weather and indoors in a climate-controlled building

-No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at any time while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles

-No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business

-Frequent local travel to off-site locations in varying weather to perform job duties

-Subject to prolonged periods of standing and/or walking

-Moderate exposure to clients who are ill       

-Periodically exposed to glare from computer monitor



-Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to draft documents and to fill out forms such as reports; make entries by hand or by operating a keyboard

-Vision enough to read written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand- or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on computer monitor

-Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed

-Speech and hearing enough to communicate face-to-face, via telephone and in a public place

-Ability to be understood in a public place with or without a microphone

-Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds

-Flexibility and coordination enough to bend, stoop, stand, crouch, and walk to perform tasks such as setting up equipment and making presentations



This position requires frequent contact with other employees, medical personnel, students, clients, teachers, and the public to give and receive information and/or to provide technical assistance.  The employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.



This employee is under the supervision of the immediate supervisor.  Work product is subject to both specific and general review.  The incumbent has no supervisory responsibilities, and although this position has no direct accountability for any money or materials, the employee may make recommendations which result in the expenditure of significant funds.



-Must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required

-May be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team

-May occasionally be required to work in the evening or on weekends


Employees who fall into the following categories are in conditional employment positions:  a) Executive Management; b) Leadership including, but not limited to Administrators, Managers and Officers, who serve at the pleasure of the OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Public Health Officer; c) certain other OCCHD employees whose salaries, benefits, and/or overhead are based on available funds such as, but not limited to, revenue generating contracts, grants, or fee-for-service revenue.  In other words, this means that if the funding or the program is terminated, cancelled, or non-renewed, your employment terminates automatically.  This position is conditional.


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