Position Detail

Neighborhood Navigator – Part-Time Contract Position

Description:  Lorain County Public Health is seeking to hire a part-time, contract-based Neighborhood Navigator currently residing in Lorain (zip codes 44055, 44052) or Elyria (zip code 44035).  Primary duties will be within the Community Health Division and Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Divisions. This is a part-time (20 hours/5 days per week) position with usual hours between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. This position will require some weekend and evening hours to attend community events and meet the needs of clients. The schedule may vary from week to week and will be arranged and modified directly with supervisors and team members.


Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention, the Neighborhood Navigator is responsible for identifying and connecting women, with a focus on African American women, to existing services through a short-term relationship of screening, referral, and follow-up. The goal is to increase support for pregnant women and their families, to improve birth and health outcomes. This position is responsible for the planning and execution of deliverables associated with various grant requirements.


  1. Identify pregnant and postpartum women, through non-traditional avenues, who are defined as disconnected from existing systems and programs and are underserved.
  2. Complete screenings of pregnant women and make referrals to clinical and social services.
  3. Provide follow-up with clients to identify and remove barriers to service, and ensure connections are made.
  4. Work with community agencies that provide clinical and social services.  Maintain an in-depth list of services and resources provided.
  5. Accurate and timely submission of required grant reports and data tracking.
  6. Participate in monthly meetings with Grant Project Manager and team to review and evaluate current data, outreach avenues, and grant work plan. Outline steps needed to overcome barriers to meeting project goals.
  7. Attend required technical assistance calls, webinars, and in-person meetings.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:  basic computer skills including email, Internet, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.

Ability to:  represent all program partners with integrity and respect, keyboard with accuracy and speed, manage time effectively, and function on a flexible schedule.


Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license with ongoing proof of auto insurance and be able to travel with reliable transportation.


Must be able to sit and stand for long periods as well as bend and stretch to access various physical filing systems. Be able to lift objects of weight up to 25 pounds.

COMPENSATION: $15.00-$22.00/hour This is a contract position. No employment or benefits are assigned.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Please contact Erin Murphy, Director of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention via email at erechin@loraincountyhealth.com.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants can upload their resume and a letter of interest at www.loraincountyhealth.com/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F