Promotores de Salud (Community Health Worker) 

Tides Family Services
Pawtucket
Full-time
Bilingual Spanish Required

Description

The Promotores de Salud will participate in continual training by TFS & local community partners and is responsible for being aware of the health and general needs of their general community. Ensure families in their neighborhoods are connected to resources, services, and the overall community and is responsible for raising awareness of the predetermined resource/health information identified by TFS each month (i.e, substance abuse, violence prevention and pregnancy/family planning).  Identify community needs and participates in the development of new education programs; conducts home visits to families in the community.  The position will also conduct small groups in their neighborhoods and bring resources into the community. Promotor/a must work collaboratively with the Wrap-around team to ensure families are being supported. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides peer education and support to the families within designated areas.
  • Actively participates in, and successfully completes, training provided by TFS and other agencies.
  • Provides peer resource and health education through home visits to assess client needs and concerns as they relate to their family, their community, and their health.   
  • Plans and leads group sessions and discussions on assigned topics.   
  • Plans and organizes health fairs and other public events for local neighborhoods.   
  • Makes referrals to health and social service agencies in the area, and follows up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.   
  • Reduces stigma and other barriers to initiating or continuing to receive support by providing good information to both community members and providers.   
  • Develops relationships with local health care and social service providers to facilitate information sharing and service provision.   
  • Represents organization in meetings with community partners.   
  • Attends conferences as directed and/or required.   
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the office.   
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Requirements

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of and/or part of Latino community served.  
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working directly with the Latino Community  
  • Knowledge of or experience with case management strongly preferred   
  • Experience in community work (especially Promotor(a) programs), education, health care, or related field preferred 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external clients and community members  
  • A passion for customer service and experience motivating and supporting others 
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community  
  • Ability to perform duties per established policies and procedures with skill and a focus on detail  
  • Acts in a professional and appropriate manner at all times  
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and plan work activities effectively  Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record  
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form  
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint   
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.  

How to Apply