Community Health Worker 2 (DownEast Creole)
The Maine Mobile Health Program seeks an individual with bilingual skills in English and Haitian Creole for a unique outreach position during the 2017 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 CHW 2 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 they face when accessing medical care.
The CHW will provide health outreach services to MSFWs in DownEast 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, be 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 with flexible work-plans. This position will be full-time (30-40 hours per week) for the months of August, November, and December 2017, 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.
Click here for the full CHW2 general Job Description.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ben Kohler at ###oxbuyre#at#znvarzbovyr.bet###.
Community Health Worker 3 (Lewiston)
Join a passionate, committed team in a dynamic health center serving vulnerable patients throughout the beautiful state of Maine. MMHP is seeking a Community Health Worker 3 (CHW3) to support our mission to improve the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services. The CHW3 is directly responsible for facilitating access to care and services for Maine’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their families.
For the past 25 years, the MMHP has provided health care access to migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) throughout the state of Maine. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and federally qualified health center (FQHC), MMHP has an innovative approach to medical care that is low-barrier, values cultural competency and embraces the human dignity of an invisible and vulnerable population. MMHP’s unique model brings medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients via mobile units where they live and work and by connecting clients to local partners.
The Maine Mobile Health Program is recruiting for a new CHW3 to provide health outreach services to MSFWs in Lewiston, Turner, and the surrounding area. Responsibilities to include: outreach, health education, health insurance assistance and care coordination, including interpretation. A high level of proficiency in both English and Spanish is required. Reliable transportation/clean driving record and basic computer skills are a must. The position is part-time at 20 hrs/wk, with some weekly administrative time in our office in Augusta, and will require a flexible daytime schedule, as well as some evening and weekend hours (varying seasonally). MMHP is an equal opportunity employer.
Click here for the full CHW3 general Job Description.
Please send resume and cover letter to Ben Kohler, at ###oxbuyre#at#znvarzbovyr.bet###.