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PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: I've Always Been Interested In Prevention and Health

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Claudia shares her story of being a public health professional. She goes in depth about her job helping families with children who are considered lead poisoned and about getting the word out to the community about the importance of lead poisoning prevention.

Degree: Public Health
Job Title: Professional Technical Specialist
Employer: Alameda County Community Develop Agency

Job Summary: Social Workers, All Other

Job Description

There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Licensure varies by state. All states have some type of licensure or certification requirement. All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies.

Certification Requirement
License requirements vary by state but all states required a license in order to become a clinical social worker.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Patience, Verbal communication skills

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m='12560'>my</span> <span m='12990'>job's</span> <span m='13200'>specifically</span> <span m='13830'>broken</span> <span m='14140'>down</span> <span m='14330'>into</span> <span m='14550'>two</span> <span m='14710'>pieces.</span> <span m='15190'>The</span> <span m='15250'>number</span> <span m='15520'>one</span> <span m='15780'>is</span> <span m='15980'>the</span> <span m='16079'>Public</span> <span m='16460'>Health</span> <span m='16720'>Nursing</span> <span m='17160'>Case</span> <span m='17440'>Management</span> <span m='18040'>Program.</span> <span m='18820'>So</span> <span m='19040'>I</span> <span m='19100'>work</span> <span m='19340'>with</span> <span m='19450'>the</span> <span m='19530'>public</span> <span m='19860'>health</span> <span m='20090'>nurses</span> <span m='21280'>doing</span> <span m='21630'>home</span> <span m='21870'>visits</span> <span m='22330'>for</span> <span m='22470'>children</span> <span m='22940'>that</span> <span m='23150'>are</span> <span m='23570'>considered</span> <span m='24320'>to</span> <span m='24420'>be</span> <span m='24560'>lead</span> <span m='24760'>poisoned.</span> </p><p><span m='25910'>And</span> <span m='26090'>we</span> <span m='26210'>go</span> <span m='26430'>into</span> <span m='26700'>the</span> <span m='26830'>home.</span> <span m='27310'>And</span> <span m='27500'>we</span> <span m='27640'>assess</span> <span m='28030'>the</span> <span m='28130'>home</span> <span m='28350'>to</span> <span m='28510'>see</span> <span m='29260'>where</span> <span m='29450'>the</span> <span m='29590'>sources</span> <span m='29960'>of</span> <span m='30070'>lead</span> <span m='30310'>are.</span> <span m='31030'>We</span> <span m='31150'>work</span> <span m='31350'>with</span> <span m='31450'>the</span> <span m='31540'>families,</span> <span m='32030'>provide</span> <span m='32369'>them with</span> <span m='32750'>resources,</span> <span m='33610'>work</span> <span m='33860'>with</span> <span m='34000'>their</span> <span m='34130'>doctors</span> <span m='35160'>to</span> <span m='35280'>make</span> <span m='35470'>sure</span> <span m='35610'>that</span> <span m='35770'>we</span> <span m='35880'>can</span> <span m='36060'>address</span> <span m='36560'>the</span> <span m='36700'>sources</span> <span m='37090'>of</span> <span m='37210'>lead</span> <span m='37530'>and</span> <span m='37980'>lower</span> <span m='38270'>those</span> <span m='38550'>blood</span> <span m='38970'>lead levels</span> <span m='39360'>of the</span> <span m='39580'>children.</span> </p><p><span m='40460'>The</span> <span m='40590'>second</span> <span m='40880'>part</span> <span m='41090'>of</span> <span m='41150'>my</span> <span m='41300'>job</span> <span m='41800'>is</span> <span m='42180'>focusing</span> <span m='42720'>on</span> <span m='42890'>outreach</span> <span m='43320'>and</span> <span m='43450'>partnerships,</span> <span m='44510'>really</span> <span m='44800'>getting</span> <span m='45050'>the</span> <span m='45160'>word</span> <span m='45430'>out</span> <span m='46260'>in</span> <span m='46380'>the</span> <span m='46500'>county</span> <span m='46980'>about</span> <span m='47260'>our</span> <span m='47340'>services</span> <span m='47880'>to</span> <span m='48030'>homeowners,</span> <span m='48810'>property</span> <span m='49260'>owners,</span> <span m='50290'>as</span> <span m='50520'>well</span> <span m='50760'>as</span> <span m='50910'>tenants</span> <span m='51490'>about</span> <span m='52500'>getting</span> <span m='52970'>assessments</span> <span m='53550'>for</span> <span m='53720'>lead</span> <span m='54400'>in</span> <span m='54530'>their</span> <span m='54670'>homes.</span> </p><p><span m='55520'>I</span> <span m='55660'>was</span> <span m='55810'>always</span> <span m='56060'>interested</span> <span m='56470'>in</span> <span m='56550'>prevention.</span> <span m='57110'>I</span> <span m='57140'>was</span> <span m='57290'>always</span> <span m='57490'>interested</span> <span 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m='74840'>hospitals,</span> <span m='75470'>working</span> <span m='75850'>at</span> <span m='76250'>schools,</span> <span m='76550'>and</span> <span m='76850'>working</span> <span m='77340'>at</span> <span m='78180'>county</span> <span m='78590'>agencies</span> <span m='79170'>and</span> <span m='79310'>government</span> <span m='79680'>agencies.</span> </p><p><span m='81340'>Then</span> <span m='81510'>I</span> <span m='81540'>went</span> <span m='81820'>off to</span> <span m='81980'>grad</span> <span m='82260'>school</span> <span m='82740'>and</span> <span m='83170'>got</span> <span m='83360'>a</span> <span m='83410'>better</span> <span m='83610'>perspective</span> <span m='84150'>about</span> <span m='84410'>public</span> <span m='84780'>health</span> <span m='85250'>and program</span> <span m='86510'>managing</span> <span m='87040'>and</span> <span m='87300'>implementation.</span> <span m='88720'>And</span> <span m='88950'>so</span> <span m='89120'>now</span> <span m='89430'>I'm</span> <span m='89760'>looking</span> <span m='90180'>at</span> <span m='90780'>getting</span> <span m='91050'>back</span> <span m='91370'>into</span> <span m='91660'>the</span> <span m='91740'>public</span> <span m='92060'>health</span> <span m='92310'>scene</span> <span m='93160'>in</span> <span m='93300'>a</span> <span m='93350'>more</span> <span m='93540'>programmatic</span> <span m='93885'>way,</span> <span m='94690'>basically</span> <span m='95290'>looking</span> <span m='95730'>at</span> <span m='96160'>how</span> <span m='96390'>to</span> <span m='96480'>develop</span> <span m='97020'>programs</span> <span m='97610'>that</span> <span m='98540'>the</span> <span m='99040'>communities</span> <span m='99590'>and</span> <span m='99690'>residents</span> <span m='100140'>are</span> <span m='100280'>going</span> <span m='100420'>to</span> <span m='100510'>respond</span> <span m='101020'>to,</span> <span m='101200'>really</span> <span m='101520'>looking</span> <span m='101920'>at</span> <span m='102620'>more</span> <span m='103430'>innovative</span> <span m='103990'>ways</span> <span m='105190'>of</span> <span m='105460'>delivering</span> <span m='106050'>services</span> <span m='107100'>that</span> <span m='107280'>are</span> <span m='107680'>culturally</span> <span m='108010'>appropriate,</span> <span m='109020'>that</span> <span m='109140'>are</span> <span m='109290'>also</span> <span m='109590'>accessible,</span> <span m='110480'>and</span> <span m='111980'>really</span> <span m='112270'>just</span> <span m='112490'>communicating</span> <span m='113630'>health</span> <span m='116490'>messages</span> <span m='117200'>to</span> <span m='117280'>families.</span> </p><p><span m='119690'>What</span> <span m='119890'>do</span> <span m='119980'>you know</span> <span m='120070'>now about</span> <span m='120150'>your career</span> <span m='120540'>that</span> <span m='120670'>you</span> <span m='120800'>wish</span> <span m='121110'>you would have</span> <span m='121460'>known</span> <span m='121810'>when you first</span> <span m='122100'>started?</span> </p><p><span m='123720'>That</span> <span m='123950'>it's</span> <span m='124100'>a</span> <span m='124180'>very</span> <span m='124500'>small</span> <span m='124900'>world.</span> <span m='125800'>I</span> <span m='125840'>think</span> <span m='126060'>I've</span> <span m='126160'>been</span> <span m='126320'>in</span> <span m='126390'>the</span> <span m='126480'>public</span> <span m='126810'>health</span> <span m='127030'>scene</span> <span m='127350'>for</span> <span m='127490'>about</span> <span m='127740'>seven</span> <span m='128080'>years.</span> <span m='128520'>And</span> <span m='129270'>it's</span> <span m='129470'>really</span> <span m='129729'>interesting</span> <span m='130150'>to</span> <span m='130270'>see</span> <span m='130449'>how</span> <span m='130610'>we're</span> <span m='130800'>all</span> <span m='130979'>connected.</span> <span m='132300'>In</span> <span m='132380'>the</span> <span m='132490'>years</span> <span m='132720'>that</span> <span m='132830'>I've</span> <span m='132970'>worked</span> <span m='133640'>in</span> <span m='133780'>public</span> <span m='134160'>health,</span> <span m='134500'>I've</span> <span m='135360'>run</span> <span m='135620'>into</span> <span m='135850'>the</span> <span m='135970'>same</span> <span m='136260'>people.</span> <span m='136570'>And so</span> <span m='136780'>I</span> <span m='136840'>think</span> <span m='137040'>it's</span> <span m='137210'>really</span> <span m='137550'>interesting</span> <span m='137980'>to</span> <span m='138210'>see</span> <span m='138950'>how</span> <span m='139210'>everybody's</span> <span m='139790'>programs</span> <span m='140450'>interact</span> <span m='141170'>with</span> <span m='141370'>each</span> <span m='141590'>other.</span> <span m='142400'>And</span> <span m='142590'>so</span> <span m='143720'>that's</span> <span m='143980'>been</span> <span m='144450'>one</span> <span m='144600'>of</span> <span m='144670'>the</span> <span m='144760'>biggest</span> <span m='145140'>pieces</span> <span m='145490'>for</span> <span m='145600'>me,</span> <span m='145780'>just</span> <span m='145950'>seeing</span> <span m='146380'>how</span> <span m='146570'>all</span> <span m='146850'>of</span> <span m='146920'>my</span> <span m='147070'>different</span> <span m='147430'>jobs</span> <span m='147710'>have</span> <span m='147890'>come</span> <span m='148070'>together</span> <span m='148670'>and</span> <span m='148780'>pieced</span> <span m='149080'>together.</span> </p>","file":{"id":272759,"video_id":"2698881051001","name":"72207580","duration":149823,"thumbnail_url":null}});