Promotor@ de Salud Program Coordinator

Latino Community Center

https://www.latinocommunitycenter.org/

Website Latino Community Center

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Lead Promotor/a participates in and oversees the Promotor@s de Salud program under the Department of Family Services. This position is responsible for being aware of the health and general needs of the community. The Promotor/a ensures families in their neighborhoods are connected to resources, services, and the overall community. The Promotor/a is responsible for raising awareness of the predetermined resource/health information identified by the LCC each month (i.e, substance abuse, violence prevention, pregnancy/family planning, etc.) and bringing resources to the community on topics they raise are important to them. This position receives and helps coordinate ongoing training by MHP-Salud, local community partners, The Promotor/a identifies community needs and participates in the development of new education programs; conducts home visits to families in the community. The position will also conduct small groups in their neighborhoods and bring resources into the community. Promotor/a must work collaboratively with the Wraparound team to ensure families are being supported. This position requires oversight of the rest of the Promotor/a team including supervision, professional development needs, and coordination.

The position would have a base schedule of 9am-5pm, however flexibility to provide services and support in the evenings to families and staff will be essential.

ESSENTIAL PROMOTOR/A RESPONSIBILITIES (70%): 

  • Provides peer education and support to the families within designated areas.
  • Actively participates in, and successfully completes, training provided by MHP-Salud, University of Pittsburgh and other agencies.
  • Provides peer resource and health education through home visits to assess client needs and concerns as they relate to their family, their community, and their health.
  • Plans and leads group sessions and discussions on assigned topics.
  • Plans and organizes health fairs and other public events for local neighborhoods.
  • Makes referrals to health and social service agencies in the area, and follows up with individuals to ensure they receive needed services.
  • Reduces stigma and other barriers to initiating or continuing to receive support by providing good information to both community members and providers.
  • Develops relationships with local health care and social service providers to facilitate information sharing and service provision.
  • Represents organization in meetings with community partners.
  • Attends conferences as directed and/or required.
  • Assists in completing other program goals and requirements, such as answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES (30%): 

  • Provide weekly individual supervision for 30-60 minutes for each member of the Promotor/a team.
  • Identify professional development opportunities and needs for direct reports.
  • Meet with the Director for supervision weekly to discuss programming and staffing needs.
  • Convene regular meetings with the Promotor/a team as needed to discuss relevant topics.
  • Engage in outreach activities to create and maintain relationships/partnerships with local and national organizations.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATION: 

  • Knowledge of and/or part of Latino community served.
  • One – two (1-2) years’ experience working directly with the Latino Community
  • MINIMUM one (1) year experience in a supervisory or management role with direct reports.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances and valid PA driver’s license with clean driving record, required
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.
  • Complete Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Mandated in Pennsylvania
  • Knowledge of or experience with case management strongly preferred
  • Experience in community work (especially Promotor(a) programs), education, health care, or related field preferred

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external clients and community members
  • A passion for customer service and experience motivating and supporting others
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English and culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latino community
  • Ability to perform duties per established policies and procedures with skill and a focus on detail
  • Acts in a professional and appropriate manner at all times
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and plan work activities effectively
  • Ability to deliver results and establish a reliable track record
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.

COMPENSATION:

Hours per Week: 40 Hours Per Week

Salary: $40,000-$45,000

FLSA STATUS:   FULL-TIME EXEMPT

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: 

Reports to: Director of Family Services

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): Part- and Full-time Promotor@s de Salud, Food & Nutrition Specialist

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

  1. Travels throughout Allegheny County coordinating with the site family services program and education staff;
  2. Frequently required to work at a fast pace;
  3. Requires considerable concentration and creativity

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be necessary for this role. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@latinocommunitycenter.org