Community Health Promotion Specialist (Part-Time)

Community Health Promotion Specialist (Part-Time)
Health and Human Services Department-Public Health Division

Part-time (22.5 hrs./week), Project Position – Grant funded through September 30, 2019. – Seeking qualified individual for a part-time project position assisting with the Family Health Program. This grant funded position will be a Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW) in our Minority Health Program. This person will assist in reducing the risk of lead poisoning in young children, will facilitate maternal child health nurse visits in their respective community, coordinate multiple contract CHOWs for the Minority Healthy Program for interpreter, translation, and cultural brokering, implementation of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards, as well as administrative tasks such as appointment confirmations and invoicing. Bilingual strongly preferred, Portuguese and/or French-speaking preferred, but any multi-language speaker welcome to apply. Position requires a bachelor’s degree in a public health-related field or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Certification of Medical Interpreter training is required; additional proof of translation assessment test preferred. Experience required in Portuguese, French, or other language interpretation and/or translation. Excellent group process and conflict management skills welcome. Experience in program implementation, clinical office work, or maternal child health, as well as experience working within a targeted ethnic community is desired. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, especially to convey clinical findings. Funding only guaranteed through September 30, 2019. Additional funding potentially available beyond this period. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Starting pay rate is $22.16/hour. 
Accepting applications/resumes 11/7/2018 through 11/19/2018.

To apply: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/1107/Current-Job-Opportunities