Community Health Worker
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.
· No education required but degree in Human Services of similar field strongly preferred; comparable related work experience required if no education.
· One+ year of professional work experience; preferably in public health, non-profit, or social services environment
Demonstrated Skills and Proficiencies:
· Experience working with refugees and/or immigrants; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted.
· Excellent written and spoken English skills.
· Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
· Strategic, creative, problem solver capable of working well independently and as a part of a team
· Demonstrated digital skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook).
· Proven experience in web-based data entry systems, with both data extraction and design preferred.
· Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy, and access to reliable transportation.
· In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
· Proficiency in written and spoken English, bilingual ability required in one of the following languages: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French or other refugee/immigrant language used in Arizona.
· Cross-cultural understanding and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
· A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
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 candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
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.