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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Community Health Outreach Worker, Salud Para La Gente, Watsonville, CA

Community Health Outreach Worker

Posted on: July 18, 2014
Posted by: Salud Para La Gente

Reporting directly to the Outreach Services Coordinator, assists with the implementation of outreach programs to the general public, Latino community, farmworkers, IV drug users, and businesses in the Pajaro Valley area in south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County, or as specified in the grant contract(s).
  1. Assists with planning, development, and implementation of outreach programs appropriate to the target groups.
  1. Coordinates in the recruitment and training of volunteers to assist with outreach efforts.
  1. Responsible for collection and maintenance of accurate statistics of outreach encounters.
  1. Networks with existing agencies that work closely with the targeted groups to provide information and educational materials.
  1. Assists in developing program criteria, direction, and goals for the respective target groups.
  1. May assist in the research and preparation of reports, grant proposals, budgets, evaluation instruments, and other written communications required.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: the needs of the Latino community, including farmworkers, IV drug users, migrant agricultural workers, etc.; the interventions necessary to reach this community in a culturally appropriate and sensitive educational forum; social service programs in this community.
Ability to: promote, develop, and implement a variety of information and education programs; write and speak effectively, including group presentations to target populations; maintain absolute confidentiality; communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, demonstrating a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs, especially to the unique needs which Latinos, women, gay/bisexual men, sex workers, IV drug users, and chemically dependent persons; maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with agency staff, clients, other community agencies, and the public.
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • Bilingual Spanish/English; bicultural preferred;
  • 2 year work experience with social service programs, preferably with high risk populations in health education or substance abuse fields;
  • Knowledge of social service programs in the immediate community;
  • Requires own transportation, valid CA driver's license and automobile insurance.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.
SALUD PARA LA GENTE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. EMLPOYEES shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition or ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY LAW.

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1 comment:

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