CHW/Coordinator of Olneyville Neighborhood Association

Olneyville Neighborhood Association
Full-time, starts at $20.5/hour ($22.5/hour with CHW certification)
Benefits/Paid time off
Bilingual English/Spanish Required
Olneyville Resident Preferred

Do you live in Olneyville and are you passionate about making a difference in your own community? The Olneyville Neighborhood Association seeks a fearless, passionate community member to serve as Community Health Worker (CHW)/Coordinator to fight for social, educational, environmental, and economic justice in the Olneyville neighborhood (Wards 15 & 6). CHWs work to improve their community’s health and well-being by connecting them to health and social services, providing social support, and helping them to advocate for their health needs. The CHW/Coordinator will lead ONA in recruiting members of the community to build a sustainable
and thriving neighborhood association. The CHW/Coordinator will work with the Board to organize and carry out existing programs and campaigns, while also developing ONA’s new mission and vision for 2022 and beyond.

The CHW/Coordinator is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.
The position has a starting wage of $18/hour, and will receive employee benefits, including paid time-off and health care coverage.


Responsibilities
● Recruit community members through neighborhood canvassing, community events, phone
calls, etc.
● Respond to community members’ inquiries and requests for assistance
● Work 1:1 with residents to assess their healthcare and social service needs and to refer
them to correct services whenever possible
● Work 1:1 with residents to develop health-promoting goals and help them meet these goals
● Help develop effective ways to connect recent immigrants and other newcomers with
support and resources related to healthcare, immigration, labor/workers’ rights, housing,
etc.
● Represent ONA in The Immigrant Coalition of RI and the Coalition for a Multilingual RI
● Manage ONA’s educational and leadership programs
o Barrio Digital (Adult Technology Literacy Classes)
o Multilingual Education Program (Adult Literacy & Language Exchange)
● Collaborate with community partners on the interconnected justice movements of health,
environment, immigration, and multilingual education
● Co-organize campaigns and mobilizations
● Assist the ONA Board with fundraising efforts
● Collaborate with other community-led organizations


The Apprenticeship Program
The CHW will receive paid community health training. They will also be responsible for meeting on-the-job competencies. After meeting the training requirements and competencies, the CHW will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion which is a nationally recognized credential.

Qualifications
● Determined to make a difference in their own community and energize people to take
action
● Bilingual in Spanish and English; other community languages, such as K’iche’, a plus
● Understanding of local systems of oppression
● Strong listening and communication skills
● Compassionate, empathetic, respectful & logical
● Open to working closely with clients who struggle with health-related issues of all kinds,
including mental illness and addiction at all levels.
● Respectful, sensitive and non-judgmental towards individuals who may suffer from traumas
and/or disabilities.
● Strong interpersonal and social skills with an ability to collaborate with a variety of
individuals from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds
● Be self-driven and able to multitask, working both in a team and independently
● Proficiency in using technology (internet, email, Google Drive, graphic design, etc.)
● Creative in problem solving and finding/utilizing resources

How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to erin@ona-providence.org by August 17, 2022 via email, or mail/drop off in person to 122 Manton Avenue Unit 611, Providence, RI 02909.