Vaccine Event Support Staff

Deadline June 30, 2021

Reports To: Manager, Education and Wellness

Classification: Full-Time, Temporary through December 2021, with possibility of extension

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, 0.5-0.75 FTE,

Salary: $15.73 – $18.88/hour

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Vaccine event support staff will represent Latino Network in public health events such as vaccine clinics, and COVID-19 education events. They will follow assigned tasks from the event coordinators. Tasks include but are not limited to translating, helping clients navigate the event, informal counseling, supporting in setting up and taking down of the event.

Vaccine event support staff work directly with clients, families, and health care personnel to support the Latinx community in getting vaccinated. This position will be working closely with community members who are not vaccine confident and communities who are hard to reach within Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington county.

This position requires a bilingual, flexible, self-directed person, with bi-cultural familiarity who is excellent at handling various situations. Experience and knowledge of the health care system and social service resource navigation is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participate in public health events, including some nights or weekends.
Provide support and advocacy to community members during public health events. This may include translating and informal counseling.
Provide culturally centered education on COVID and COVID-19 vaccines.
Provide additional support/education for individuals/families with chronic conditions.
Support/coordinate care with health systems.
Communicate the progress and concerns on all tasks and relay any urgent information in a timely manner to the Manager and Department Director.
Additional Duties:

Support COVID response team with additional tasks.
Enter client/referral data into Latino Network’s Efforts to Outcomes database, and other databases when necessary.
Coordinate and facilitate health promotion and health education related classes when needed.
Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
Respectfully take direction from supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Minimum of one year of experience in community outreach services providing health information, advocacy, social support and assistance in using the health care system to groups and families; AND demonstrated experience working with the Latinx community within the medical system.
Bilingual in English and Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Additionally, Indigenous languages from Latin America are a plus.
Bicultural understanding/familiarity required: knowledge of Latinx culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem-solving practices of Latinx individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity.
Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google suite, and data entry skills preferred.
Reliable transportation
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employees or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty.
Ability to pass a criminal background check as needed.
Ability to work nights and weekends.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this role.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands and fingers to type or dial, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may be required to perform minimal heavy lifting and walking during peak events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of the position will happen at physical in person events.
Frequent driving/transportation to get to events.
Because the work will be responsive to the number of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, workload may fluctuate.
This position requires a flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends and exists in a fast-paced, interactive environment.

TO APPLY:

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.

Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.

We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.

Location
Portland Or.

Contact Email
monroym@latnet.org