Community Health Worker
Tucson (United States of America)
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.
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.
· 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.Update