Outreach Worker/Promotor(a)
MHP - Weslaco, TX

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Outreach Worker/Promotora

MHP, a national non-profit agency conducting health education outreach to migrants, farm workers, and border communities is currently seeking a motivated, energetic, organized and focused Program Promotora (Community Health Worker). This position is for the Un Nuevo MaƱana (A New Tomorrow) program. The program provides culturally and linguistically-specific informational outreach on sexual assault issues and services to under-served low income, Hispanic residents of Hidalgo County, Texas. This also includes immigrant residents of Hidalgo County. Eligible candidates must be able to read, write and speak both English and Spanish fluently. Candidates must be computer literate and have two years of related experience. (Sexual abuse/domestic violence outreach experience preferred).

This is a part-time position up to 30 hours/wk.

Salary range: $11.17/hr

Applications must be submitted via email to and include the following:

1. Cover letter addressing position eligibility and qualification requirements
2. Resume
3. Completed MHP job application from website ( www.mhpsalud.org )
4. Names and contact information for three work references

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS or automated resumes will not be considered. To review full job description, see our website ( www.mhpsalud.org ). Review of materials begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; hourly
Job Classification: Community Health Worker
Grade 1

Essential Functions
  • Provides peer health education and support to the families within designated areas.
  • Provides information and support resources regarding domestic violence and sexual abuse to individuals and families within designated communities.
  • Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in MHPs Strategic Plan, policies, mission, goals and vision.
  • Participates as a member of various teams as needed.
  • Actively participates in, and successfully completes, training provided by MHP and other agencies.
  • Plans and organizes health fairs and other public events.
  • Makes referrals to family support, health, and social service agencies in area and follows up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.
  • Reduces stigmas and other barriers to initiating or continuing health care by providing good information to both community members and health care providers.
  • Develops relationships with local health care and social service providers and provide them with trainings or information to help them better serve the community.
  • Represents organization in meetings with providers, clients, and others.
  • Participates in networking and consortium meetings that address the concerns of the assigned program area.
  • Attends conferences as directed and/or required.
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements.
  • Coordinates activities as directed.
Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Ability to communicate easily with others, including demonstrating active listening skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in addressing changing community needs and program environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to navigate the social service system and advocate for others.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates initiative and good judgment in work.
  • Displays empathy, respect, and understanding of community values and members.
  • Ability to organize information, events, and program activities.
  • Must have or obtain upon hire knowledge of community resources, programmatic goals, and understanding of organizational values and processes.
  • Experience in community work, education, health care, or related field preferred. Required Education and Experience
  • Knowledge and/or part of community served
  • Read, write, and speak Spanish and English strongly preferred; fluency in spoken Spanish required.
  • Information Technology skills such as: Laptop, Smartphones, Internet/online application systems, Microsoft Office, etc
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver's license and insurance required.
  • TB test must be current.
Salary

  • Starting at $11.17 per hour
  • This is a part-time position, up to 30 hours a week.

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