Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers

Position: Community Health Workers in Washington County, Jackson County, and Clackamas County

Duration and Status: Full time, Remote, Position ends 3/2024

Compensation:  $42,500-$46,000 per year depending on experience; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, paid wellness leave, vacation, flex time, and personal days off; technology reimbursement; 4 hours personal time off/week, $300 annual FSA contribution, 2.5% 401K contribution after 6 months

About Unite Oregon 

Unite Oregon is a 501c3 grassroots community organization with four chapters, in Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Rogue Valley. We believe that all people can become leaders and agents of change in the areas of racial justice, immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing, climate justice and economic prosperity. Unite Oregon is building a unified intercultural movement for justice in our state.

 

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: 

Unite Oregon is seeking culturally-responsive Community Health Workers in Clackamas County, Jackson County, and Washington County to help community members remove barriers in accessing health care and social services. As a member of the Direct Service to Organizing Department, potential candidates will be supporting Unite Oregon as we continue to provide essential Covid-19 pandemic relief, vaccine & testing support as well as Mental Health & Healthcare Navigation. This position will report to the Service to Organizing Director & Chapter Director when appropriate. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Provide navigation and access to services to community members who are seeking COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and education.
  • Assist with care coordination and health systems navigation
  • Engage and execute community outreach within Black, Indigenous & People of Color Communities.
  • Providing one-on-one counseling, coaching and social support.
  • Assist community members in efforts with advocacy and organizing and culturally responsive mediation.
  • Assist in the development of leadership development, education and outreach programs
  • Conduct community assessments and evaluations in alignment with current research efforts.
  • Participate in development of statewide trainings 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: 

  • Complete HIPAA Training within 30 days of initial start date
  • Assist and engage in data collection and evaluation for monthly/quarterly reporting.
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly CHW Learning Collaborative (CHWLC)
  • Participate in Unite Oregon staff meetings, retreats, and board meetings as needed
  • Assist in communication support for the project both internally and externally via social media, email, phone, newsletters, earned media, etc. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, while maintaining solid communication with and accountability to the Service to Organizing Director
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Trauma-informed and culturally specific approach to direct service delivery
  • Proficient with technology including word processing, powerpoint, spreadsheets, social media, Zoom/Google Meets
  • Anti-oppression, anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion work experience.
  • Bilingual and bicultural in one of the following languages: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and/or Somali. 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

 

  • At least two - three years experience in grassroots community organizing, campaigns, or direct service work
  • Community Health Worker Certification - strongly preferred.
  • At least two - three years experience working on healthcare and mental health care
  • Resident of Oregon and strong ties to county in which you are applying
  • Ability to work remotely and to travel to meetings and events as necessary once it is deemed safe post-pandemic

 

All interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to Unite Oregon’s administrative team: [email protected]

Position is open until filled.

Unite Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.