Full-Time Lead Outreach Worker with Manos Unidas

Location: Atkinson, NC
Compensation: $16.00 - $18.00/hr
Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision; Paid Time Off; 401K

Natalie Rivera
109 W Church St
Atkinson, NC 28421
(910) 889-1901
Email: Natalie Rivera 

Organization Description: Black River Health Services, Inc (BRHS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center look-a like with three clinic locations and two pharmacies in Pender County. Manos Unidas is a health outreach program located within BRHS serving migrant and seasonal farmworker population through the provision of health services, care coordination, enabling services and health education. The goal of Manos Unidas is to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

Position Description: The Lead Outreach Worker (LOW) works within the Manos Unidas program to coordinate and lead outreach to migrant camps in Pender, Bladen, parts of Sampson, Duplin Jones and Onslow counties. During these visits, the LOW oversees team as well as participates in outreach events to camps. Outreach events include completing health assessments, providing education, distributing donations and initiating care coordination. The LOW promotes program and networks among farmworkers, growers and community organizations. LOW is expected to maintain an updated database of camps, farmworker and grower information. During the off season, LOW will complete their own outreach home visits with seasonal farmworker families.

Responsibilities:

  • Works under the Program Director’s supervision

  • Leads and coordinates outreach to migrant camps

  • Drives company outreach van to and from outreach

  • Recruits and oversees volunteers and interns

  • Promotes program services

  • Updates and tracks changes to crops, farmworkers, growers and camps

  • Coordinates home visits to seasonal family homes

  • Completes health assessments, provide health education and check blood pressure during

    outreach visits

  • Demonstrates knowledge of priority health topics including but not limited to Pesticide

    Safety, Heat Stress, HIV, DWI, 911, and Nutrition

  • Provides case management services such as initial assessment, referral, tracking, and

    follow-up

  • Provides interpretation as needed

  • Documents all farmworker encounters on appropriate forms with detailed notes and enter

    into FHASES database

  • Advocates for farmworkers and their families within the community; Attends community

    awareness events and promote donations drives.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Bachelor/Associate Degree in public health, social work, or related field with at least one year of leadership and public service experience

  • High School Diploma with at least 3 years of leadership and public service experience

  • Cultural competency with Hispanic/Latinx populations including indigenous populations

    from Mexico and Central America.

  • Interested in new initiatives

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

  • Eagerness to contribute to program’s growth and success

  • Willingness to work late nights and occasionally on weekends

  • Willingness to work in difficult working environments including overcrowded, substandard

    housing, and adverse weather conditions.

  • Current valid driver’s license

  • Reliable Transportation

  • Knowledge of indigenous languages (ex: Mixteco, Mam), Haitian Creole, or French is a plus

  • Preference is given to those who have work previously in farm work or are from farmworker families

    Application Deadline is September 10th. To apply, send resume to Natalie Rivera, Program Director.