Community Health Worker

NOTE: The Institute for Public Health Innovation is the sponsoring agency and employer for this professional opportunity.  As one of the Institute’s community-based partners, Food & Friends is listing this position on its web site as a public service and courtesy. Interested candidates should apply directly to the Institute for Public Health Innovation per the instructions below.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing health disparities and inequities in Washington, DC and neighboring Prince George’s County, Maryland, underscoring the role of social factors in determining individual health and well-being. Populations and neighborhoods in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County that have disproportionate poverty, less education, poorer health, and inadequate access to health and social resources are also lagging in COVID-19 vaccination efforts, which is our best tool to protect against COVID-19. These communities are largely comprised of Black and Latinx residents, which are consistently burdened by health inequities in this region. Community health workers (CHWs) are uniquely positioned to provide information and support to assist their fellow community members to access and receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) and a group of nine collaborating clinics and community-based organizations are partnering through the project, Community Health Workers Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Access in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County, Maryland, to scale up the role of CHWs in targeted COVID-19 vaccination campaigns to ensure equitable protection against COVID-19.

 

Duties

  • Provide customer support at vaccination sites
  • Check on individuals after vaccination to provide encouragement and support
  • Provide education and materials to key community influencers
  • Send vaccine reminders and help with logistics for second vaccines
  • Conduct neighborhood canvassing and street outreach

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or a G.E.D
  • Familiar with the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County
  • Experience as a CHW or similar role preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with community resources and social services is helpful
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required

 

This is a temporary position that pays $21.15/hr. and offers benefits, including health insurance. Training will be provided.  May require some weekend or evening work.

 

To apply, visit https://bit.ly/3BOsF2h

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