Community Health Worker 2: The Maine Mobile Health Program seeks an individual with bilingual skills in English and Haitian Creole for a unique outreach position during the 2018 blueberry harvest and wreath-making season in August and again in November-December to facilitate access to care and services for Maine’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their families. The CHW2 is a respected member of their community who acts as a bridge between medical providers and individuals to promote health, reduce health disparities, and improve access to care as well as to advocate for individual and community needs. MMHP is Maine’s only farmworker health program and provides mobile clinics to farmworkers across the state to reduce the barriers that they face to accessing medical care.
Applicants may apply for:
A) The 5-week blueberry harvest position (end of July through August),
B) The 8-week wreath-making season position (end of October through mid-December) or
C) A combined 6-month position for both the above (end of July through mid-December
The CHW will provide health outreach services to MSFWs in DownEast and MidCoast Maine with a focus on supporting the Haitian migrant workers from Ellsworth to Calais.
Responsibilities to include:
• Interpretation on behalf of patients and clinicians during evening and weekend clinics
• Driving of the Mobile Medical Unit (a large RV)
• Care coordination to assist with understanding the health care system in Maine (including transporting patients and interpreting for them in a clinical setting)
Ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills, able to empathize with patients, and have a commitment to supporting seasonal farmworkers in Maine with their access to health care. This individual should have an understanding of the farmworker community either because of prior work, relationship in/to the community and/or other life experience such as shared language or culture. The candidate should be comfortable working in mobile settings and flexible work-plans. This position will be full-time (30-40 hours per week) for the duration of the position as outlined above, with an evening schedule and some weekend or daytime hours. Reliable transportation/clean driving record, basic computer skills, and an ability to speak, read and write in Haitian Creole at an advanced level are a must. MMHP is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications must be received by 3/31/18.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Ben Kohler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.