Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Coordinator Position

Organization: Vecinos Farmworker Health Program
Address: 3971 Little Savannah Rd, 173 HHS, WCU Cullowhee, NC 28723 Phone: (828) 293-2271
Email: info@vecinosinc.org
Web: www.vecinos.org
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to info@vecinosinc.org

Position: Wellness Program Coordinator
Location: Cullowhee (with outreach in Macon, Swain, Jackson, Clay, Graham, Transylvania, and Haywood Counties)
Compensation: $25,000.00 - $36,000.00 Annually (Commensurate with Experience)
Benefits: Health/Dental Insurance; Paid Vacation

Organization Description: Vecinos is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides mobile medical care, health education, and case management to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Purpose: The Wellness Program Coordinator is the case manager for patients with chronic conditions, specifically Hypertension and Diabetes with a focus on continual care and home visits. This person will attend outreach as needed with outreach and medical team. The Wellness Program Coordinator is responsible for leading group classes and designing wellness initiatives for all our patients and will lead other outreach staff in implementing initiatives. The Wellness Program Coordinator will also assist the director and Lead Outreach Worker in raising awareness of the program and advocating for farmworkers at a variety of community events.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage case load of patients with chronic conditions

  • Coordinate follow-up care for chronic disease patients after clinics, including but not limited to:

    scheduling appointments, communicating with patients, providing or arranging transportation,

    and connecting patients with resources

  • Make home visits to seasonal patients with chronic conditions

  • Keep precise records of patient encounters with detailed notes written in physical charts and

    entered into an electronic system

  • Meet with Nurse Practitioner weekly to discuss patient needs

  • Maintain tracking tools of patient outcomes. Keep up-to-date with grant requirements for

    tracking tools.

  • Research, find, and/or develop educational materials related to health and wellness

  • Plan, lead, or arrange for group wellness classes. Coordinate with guest teachers from the

    community, and/or bachelors, masters, or doctoral level students

  • Attend evening and weekend outreach/clinics with other outreach and medical staff

  • Assist with other Vecinos’ programs, such as the food pantry, car seats, and community garden

  • Supervise interns, and volunteers as needed and delegate responsibilities accordingly

  • Represent Vecinos and maintain beneficial relationships with providers, specialists, and clinics

    throughout Western North Carolina

  • Advocate for farmworkers and their families within the community

  • Attend staff meetings and assist with staff development
     

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, public administration or a related field with relevant experience/ OR at least two years of relevant work experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Understanding of cultural competency and a desire to work with diverse people of all ages,

    without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or

    socioeconomic background.

  • Ability to work with a team and independently

  • Leadership skills, self-direction, time-management, and initiative

  • Ability to keep and organize accurate patient records and files

  • Availability to work nights and weekends along with the willingness to work in difficult working

    environments (e.g. overcrowded, substandard housing, which often lacks basic sanitation;

    working in adverse weather conditions).

  • Current valid driver’s license

  • Reliable transportation