Manos Unidas Temporary Health Outreach Worker

Location: Atkinson, NC
Compensation: $16/hr for 40 hrs/week for 6 months.
Potential to extend to full-time year-round
Benefits: Paid Holidays, Cell phone and mileage reimbursement

Organization Description: Manos Unidas serves the migrant and seasonal farmworker population through health outreach, care coordination, enabling services and health education. Our goal is to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

Position Description: The Outreach Worker provides health outreach to migrant camps and seasonal family homes. During these visits, the Outreach Worker completes home visits, health education and care coordination. Outreach Worker coordinates follow-up care, case management, and referrals. Some follow-up care includes interpretation during medical appointments. In addition, the Outreach Worker assists with mobile clinics, dental clinics, identifying new camps, recruiting new families and program development.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with outreach visits to migrant camps

  • Coordinate home visits to seasonal family homes.

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

    outreach visits

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

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

  • Provide care coordination services such as initial assessment, referral, tracking, and

    follow-up

  • Provide interpretation as needed

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

    into FHASES database

  • Ensure that all outreach supplies are stocked, organized, and prepared at all times

  • Develop and create programs, classes or events based on farmworker population needs

  • Advocate for farmworkers and their families within the community; Attend community

    awareness events and promote donations drives.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
In addition, candidates should possess the following:

  • Minimum High School Diploma with at least 2 years or relevant work experience; Or Bachelor/Associate Degree in public health, social work, or related field

  • Cultural sensitivity with Hispanic/Latinx populations including indigenous populations from Mexico and Central America.

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a diverse team

  • Ability to multitask and take on various projects

  • 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 other languages such as Mixteco, Totzil, Haitian Creole, French is a plus

  • Preference is given to those from farmworker families

    To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Natalie Hyatt at nhyatt@blackriverhealth.org