COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER/PROMOTORA DE SALUD

Full-Time  |  Temporary Position

About the Position

Under the direction of a program manager or designee, plan and implement health education, outreach and linkage to services in the community. This position is key to empowering community members to take charge of their mental and physical health and promote community wellbeing. This position will be focused on helping link the community to COVID-19 social support and recovery resources and motivating community members to get vaccinated.

 

About the Agency

Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc (PVPSA) has been the leader of youth prevention, intervention, and family support services in the greater Pajaro Valley. We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. We are committed to helping them identify those dreams and support them in that quest. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of students and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, mental health services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in health and community empowerment educational trainings.

  • Conduct outreach and inform community of services offered by the agency and community partners.

  • Advocate for individual and community needs with community providers.

  • Assist community members with enrollment and navigation into services and supports as needed.

  • Test community members for COVID-19 using the rapid antigen test. (Training will be provided.)

  • Conduct planning and implementation activities related to grant funded deliverables associated with community engagement and participation.

  • Provide case management and track an individuals’ progress towards meeting healthier goals, including getting vaccinated, where applicable.

  • Support community outreach events as needed.

 

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Culturally effective and sensitive community engagement strategies

  • Community needs, particularly from underserved and vulnerable communities

  • COVID-19 safety measures.

  • Available community resources

  • Already vaccinated or willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to start date.

 

Ability to:

  • Work flexible hours, in the evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Speak bilingually: English and Spanish, ability to speak an Indigenous language is a plus.

  • Get to and from remote areas of the community

  • Communicate effectively with community members.

  • Utilize a computer for basic functions.

  • Work as a team and perform essential functions of this job

  • Active listening skills, including the ability to summarize or articulate key points

  • Give, receive and incorporate constructive feedback

 

Physical Demands 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, hear, use hands, handle, feel or operation objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Able to list 30-pound box and carry it 100 feet; push a hand truck/dolly with a load of 15 pounds; access items on shelves in flies located 0-60 inches above the floor.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Hourly Range: $21-$24 based on experience.

Employees are eligible for health benefits (medical, dental, vision) and other related fringe benefits if working full time; some benefits may be prorated for individuals working less than a 40-hour weekly schedule.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter via email or mail to:

PVPSA Human Resources

c/o Beatriz Collazo, Sr. Analyst email: beatriz.collazo@pvpsa.org

mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076