Pesticide Safety Training Community Health Worker – Summer Job

The Maine Mobile Health Program seeks an individual with bilingual skills in English and Spanish for a unique outreach position during the 2024 harvest season. The Pesticide Safety Training Community Health Worker (PST CHW) will provide pesticide safety and heat stress training and education to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their family members. This CHW will also support mobile clinics when the PST portion of the work is complete. A CHW 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.

This position serves farmworkers in the broccoli harvest in Aroostook County and the blueberry harvest in Washington/Hancock County. The position will be based out of MMHP’s Augusta office during the month of June, with travel to Aroostook County in during July, then to Washington/Hancock County in August (housing provided in late July/August only, with overnight accommodations for trips to Aroostook County. If housing is a barrier, please reach out for a conversation. 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. Promoting health equity and racial equity are part of the foundations of MMHP’s mission to “improve the health status of Maine’s seasonal workers and their families by providing culturally appropriate care and services.”

Responsibilities to include:

  • Outreach to farmworker camps
  • Provide health education to groups of farmworkers on Pesticide Safety and Heat Stress
  • Support with creating access to clinical services through working with the mobile unit teams or facilitating access to local clinics

Trainings will be provided on pesticide safety and heat stress content.

You can view the full job description here: Pesticide Safety Training Community Health Worker

Ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills, be able to empathize with patients, and have a commitment to supporting farmworkers in Maine with their access to health care. Preferably, 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 community settings and able to work independently. Reliable transportation/clean driving record, basic computer skills, and an ability to speak, read and write in English and Spanish are a must, skills in Haitian Creole are a bonus. Housing is provided for the duration of employment in the harvest area.

COVID-19 Vaccination is required.

MMHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Hannah Miller,