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Community Health Worker

Tucson (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tucson (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

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IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression. For over 20 years, our Tucson office has provided a range of services including resettlement and economic empowerment services, immigration, community gardening and case management for refugees, asylees and other immigrant populations.

Our strength and success lie within our core values of Service, Accountability, Equality, and Integrity. We are strongly motivated by our clients and are dedicated to delivering high-impact and quality programs.

Job Summary

The Community Health Worker’s primary role will be assisting the COVID-19 team within the Health Department with comprehensive, culturally appropriate, COVID outreach to RIM communities. Community Health Workers will act as COVID Champions within their community, using their social networks and positions as trusted conduits, to disseminate vaccination campaign materials, education materials, COVID mitigation education materials and promote vaccination sites and education events. This position will also assist with Mitigating the Impacts of COVID-19 in communities of color (MC3) case management, interpretation, and translation.

Major Responsibilities:

· Facilitate activities designed to capture data about COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, particularly related to vaccine hesitancy and acceptance in different populations and how these change over time with messaging among RIM communities.

· Review, edit and provide material feedback on produced content and other materials.

· Provide technical and linguistic support to testing and vaccination sites.

· Administer COVID health education while conducting outreach to community groups and individuals.

· Promote vaccination and testing sites and education events through canvassing, flyering, and outreach calls.

· Record relevant data according to specific project guidelines.

· Seek new partnerships with relevant RIM community leaders.

· Relay feedback from RIM communities to the Heath Programs team, including needs, misinformation, and questions to guide outreach efforts.

· Translation of relevant education and promotion materials.

· Other duties as assigned

· Follow all IRC policies, procedures and protocols including adherence to the IRC Way and Child Safeguarding.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Health Program Supervisor

Indirect Reporting: Health Program Manager Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC staff, interns, and volunteers

External: Community partners, religious and faith-based communities, DES, law enforcement, schools, Banner University Medical Center, Pima County Health Department, Arizona State Refugee Health Coordinator, and other medical providers.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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