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Community Health Worker

Salt Lake City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

Job Overview: Under the supervision of the Health Promotion Coordinator, the COVID Community Health Worker will support the IRC’s COVID-19 response efforts including vaccination, testing, and education. They will also work with the Utah refugee population to increase healthcare access, knowledge, and self-sufficiency for related to healthcare.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·       Support IRC SLC’s ongoing COVID response, including vaccine/testing access, response to positive cases and connecting cases to appropriate resources.

·       Track data such as client interactions, vaccination efforts, and testing

·       Assist in collaborative and informative outreach strategies to staff, clients, and local partners

·       Support programs that increase staff and client resilience

·       Support cross-programmatic efforts to reach clients with linguistically accessible, technologically relevant communications on COVID-19 and programmatic information

·       Assist with transportation for clients to COVID and Community Health related activities as well as medical/health appointments

·       Assist with health care coordination efforts for newly arrived refugee clients

·       Provide health education and outreach to newly arrived refugee clients

·       Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help vaccine hesitant clients make an informed decision and increase community COVID knowledge

·       Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

·       Relevant professional experience in the medical or public health field desired

  • Prior related professional experience required
  • At least one year of experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners
  • At least one year of experience providing social services or health programming for vulnerable populations

Language Skills: Spoken and written fluency in English required. Proficiency in Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, or Dari/Pashto strongly preferred.

Certificates or Licenses: Certificate in interpretation and/or translation preferred

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

·       Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.  Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.

  • Ability to use email, video conferencing, phone and basic MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven commitment to maintaining confidentiality on sensitive and private communications
  • Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.

·       Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.

·       Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

·       Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.

·       Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.

·       Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired.

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

Working Environment:

·       A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

·       Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 10%.

·       May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.



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