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JOB DESCRIPTION


Position Title: Health Promotoras[es]

Classification: Up to 40 hours per week (for a 4-month project), Monday through Friday and weekend events

Reports to: Project Lead


PURPOSE


Promotoras[es] job position is to provide COVID-19 Vaccine health education and general outreach decrease COVID-19 Vaccination hesitancy in Georgia.


The promotoras[es] position is to serve as liaison between their community in Georgia, health professionals, human and social service organizations.


The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, (HHCGA), is seeking applications from individuals interested in providing COVID-19 vaccine education and information to the Hispanic Community.


The HHCGA, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Vacunas para Todos program, will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education, information to the Hispanic community, who are yet to be vaccinated, in Georgia. The successful applicants, Certified Vaccine Navigator (CVN) /Community Health Worker (Promotoras[es] de Salud) will be expected to provide outreach activities to inform and engage citizens across their region of the state for COVID-19 vaccination acceptance. The Certified Vaccine Navigator (CVN) /Community Health Worker (Promotoras[es] de Salud) will reduce the hesitancy and misinformation with regard to the safety and benefit of the COVID-19 Vaccine.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Provides peer COVID-19 health education and support to the families within Georgia.

  • Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in HHCGA’s 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 National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

  • Provides peer COVID-19 vaccine health education through outreach, including home visits, vaccination sites, and trusted community centers to assess client needs and concerns as they relate to their family, their community, and their health.

  • Plans and leads COVID-19 vaccine informational group sessions, which will be virtual and in-person, and discussions on assigned health topics.

  • Plans, organizes, and attends health fairs and other public events.

  • Makes referrals to family support, health, and social services agencies in area and follow up with individual to ensure they receive needed services.

  • Represents organization in meetings with providers, clients, and others.

  • Assists in completing program goals and requirements.

  • Works with reporting and data analyst to ensure accuracy in the data for reporting purposes.


SKILLS & COMPETENCIES


  • Ability to communicate easily with others, including demonstrating active listening skills.

  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills.

  • Demonstrated flexibility in addressing changing community needs and program environment.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in relation to the projects, for all parties involved.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated initiative and good judgment in work.

  • Displayed empathy, respect, and understanding of community resources, programmatic goals, and understanding of organizational values and processes.

  • Experience in community work, education, health care, or related field preferred.

  • Works well under pressure and goal oriented.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


  • Excellent organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.

  • High School diploma required and minimum two-year’s professional experience.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.

  • Ability to work and lead teams in a multicultural setting.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and Spanish

  • Strong cross-cultural/interpersonal skills, including ability to interact with diverse stakeholders with cultural sensitivity, fostering a supporting environment in person and in all forms of correspondence.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be a team player.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Experience working in fast-paced role and undertake multiple tasks.

  • Have knowledge of and/or member of the community served.

  • Technology Device knowledge and skills such as: Laptops, Smartphones, Internet/online application systems, Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Reliable transportation or access to public transportation.


EQUIPMENT


Computer, Printer, Telephone


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  • Walking in different geographical areas to do door-to-door outreach

  • Usage of equipment and light lifting to utilize and maintain equipment.

  • The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; additional duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION POLICY


  • The HHCGA is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Our employees are our best asset. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organizations’ achievement as well.

  • We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.


OUR PILLARS


  • Respect: At the HHCGA, we respect participants, volunteers, donors, visitors, vendors, co-workers, and others, demonstrating civility and an appreciation for the dignity for everyone.

  • Love: At the HHCGA, we love what we do! We serve our community and share with our coworkers in a loving environment, with consideration and empathy.

  • Dignity: Human dignity is an inherent condition of the human being; therefore, it is the right of everyone to be treated with dignity and respect. At the HHCGA we ensure that dignity and respect are present in everything we do.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@hhcga.org. The HHCGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only finalists will be contacted.