News, Notices and Information
In this section you will find where we post our latest news, jobs postings and press releases.
National Immunization Awareness Month
Posted on August 05, 2019
It’s National Immunization Awareness Month!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough, measles and cancers caused by HPV, with vaccines.
During NIAM, NVHD encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure you, your child, and family are up to date on recommended vaccines.
You are encouraged to visit CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide, which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy and throughout your child’s life. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you don’t need vaccines. Please visit CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.
During NIAM, NVHD will be sharing information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Each week in August will focus on a different population: infants/babies, preteens/teens, pregnant women and adults.
NOW HIRING: HEAD SANITARIAN
Posted on July 24, 2019
The Naugatuck Valley Health District is seeking a full-time Head Sanitarian. This is an advanced professional public health position focused on the enforcement of sanitation laws and regulations relating to public and environmental health. The Head Sanitarian works under the direction of the Assistant Director of Environmental Health Services. Work involves responsibility for achieving and maintaining environmentally safe conditions through the enforcement of the Public Health Code and Statutes and local ordinances pertaining to environmental health.
Duties include inspections, investigations, surveying and report preparation. This position also has the responsibility for making difficult health and safety decisions. The work requires that the employee understands the laws, rules and regulations governing the enforcement of environmental health codes for which they are responsible.
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major course work in public health or environmental health, the physical, chemical or biological sciences, sanitary or environmental engineering, plus ten years of experience in public or environmental health, A Master’s degree in one of the above listed fields of study may be substituted for five years of experience.
Special requirements include the following: certification in Food Service Inspection by the State of Connecticut, certifications in Subsurface Sewage Inspection Phases I & II by the State of Connecticut, certification as a Registered Sanitarian by the State of Connecticut or possess other equivalent certification acceptable to the Director of Health, and certification as a Lead Inspector by the State of Connecticut. Possession of a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with access to a motor vehicle and current motor vehicle insurance coverage is required. Maintenance of the above certifications shall be a requirement for the employee to remain in this classification.
This position has a competitive salary level commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) funded with grants and is eligible for the benefits of a full-time employee consistent with the Personnel Policies of the Naugatuck Valley Health District.
To apply, submit a confidential cover letter and resume to Lisa McEachern, Naugatuck Valley Health District, 98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483 or email as an attachment to email@example.com. The deadline for applications is 12:00PM on July 31, 2019. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Lead Worker Training Courses
Posted on July 18, 2019
Naugatuck Valley Health District’s Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead Hazards (NauVEL) Program in conjunction with Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program are offering two (2) upcoming lead worker training courses!
See attached flyers for registration and fee information. Call Carol at 203-881-3255 with questions.
July 20, 2019: Lead Abatement Worker Refresher For individuals who have completed the initial lead worker abatement training and need the refresher course within one year of the initial training.
Please complete and email firstname.lastname@example.org the enrollment form along with your past refreshers in advance to be allowed in the class to EMGC Training. You can call EMGC Training at 203-924-9544.
August 5-8, 2019: Lead Abatement Worker Initial Training
For individuals who wish to be eligible to obtain a CT Department of Public lead worker’s license.
Please complete and email email@example.com the enrollment form or call 203-881-3255.
July 2019 Newsletter
Posted on July 05, 2019
Please download a PDF copy of our July 2019 Newsletter by clicking here.