Community Outreach Health Program Worker

at Brotherhood Crusade
Published July 29, 2022
Location Los Angeles, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.

Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.

This position was created through a contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to assist and support COVID-19 related services and programs in highly impacted communities. Communities of color and low-income areas continue to be disproportionately impacted by the virus, including experiencing higher rates of positive COVID-19 cases and deaths. The County's age-adjusted case rate was 2,568 per 100,000 residents and the age-adjusted death rate was 59 per 100,000 with disproportionate rates among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Latinos/Latinx, and Black/African Americans.

The Community Outreach Health Worker is a trusted member of a community who uses grass-root models of engagement to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 reaches all communities, especially those that are most highly impacted by the virus. Outreach efforts entail:

• Sharing information about what COVID-19 is, how it can spread, what to do when you have it, and how you can stay safe;

• Coordinating with partners to align with and reinforce other timely public health messaging and campaigns (i.e. Census outreach, flu prevention) and establish referral pathways;

• Working with community members to identify service gaps, fears, areas of improvement, and misinformation; and

• Dispelling myths and conducting rumor control

For the purpose of this contract, the Community Health Worker will be utilized to review and disseminate COVID-19 information to the community. This includes doing outreach to small businesses to update them on the latest guidance. Where needed, the Community Health Workers will perform their duties in-language and in culturally relevant ways.

This position is part-time for a period of 9 months unless otherwise extended via the grant parameters.

Responsibilities

    • Assist Program Manager with planning and project development
    • Work with community members to ensure that accurate and up to date COVID-19 materials produced by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are shared
    • Utilize both in-person (where possible to do so safely) and virtual outreach efforts to reach highly impacted communities with COVID-19 information about testing, contact tracing, quarantine/isolation and other resources
    • Work with the County's Department of Public Health to tailor COVID-19 outreach materials to be more user-friendly, and where possible, culturally and linguistically accessible
    • Provide secondary review of the County's Department of Public Health-translated materials to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of translations
    • Include complementary education and outreach, when appropriate (i.e. flu prevention and immunizations)
    • Visit and educate small business owners about COVID-19 and provide updates and guidance that may impact them
    • Foster collaboration opportunities with community partners
    • Identify and develop quality programming to meet the needs of the community
    • Daily troubleshooting and problem solving
    • Provide regular outcome and evaluation reports as requested
    • Prepare reports for the County of Los Angeles and Brotherhood Crusade senior management
    • Establish effective relationships with private, non-profit and community partners
    • Develop programs and activities to motivate participant's participation and retention

Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree preferred and/or equivalent experience
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community residents, school administrators, strategic and community professionals
    • Strong oral and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated competency with technology, Internet, software including social media
    • Demonstrated competency with record-keeping, documentation and data management
    • Ability to make PowerPoint presentations to strategic community partners, volunteers and staff
    • Strong ability to work well under time pressure and meet deadlines
    • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Self-starter, organized and detail-oriented
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member
    • Strong problem-solving ability, organizational skills and deadline-driven. Must have independent judgment and problem-solving ability
    • Must have access to reliable transportation for frequent travel between sites
    • Job requires being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
    • Experience facilitating workshops
    • Bilingual/Spanish a plus

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must possess a valid California Driver's License.

Due to our in-person and in office work with LAUSD, City of LA, County of LA and other work partners that require our team to be vaccinated we require that all potential candidates must be COVID-19 vaccinated with either, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED

The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.

SALARY RANGE:

Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.

DISCLAIMER

This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.

BENEFITS

Excellent full benefits package.

SCHEDULE

Must be available to work Monday- Friday from 9:00am - 5:30pm.

There may be occurrences when a work or community event occurs on Saturday and/or Sunday. Your work schedule will be flexed to accommodate this change and you will be notified in advance.

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