Location: Family Health Center of Harlem, East Harlem, New York
Position Summary: The candidate will be a dynamic, experienced outreach coordinator to help improve the health of Latinos living in East Harlem. The outreach coordinator will help create and facilitate a community advisory board; coordinate and implement key informant interviews; increase individual knowledge about how to navigate the health care system and communicate with providers; reduce individual barriers to accessing health care and other needed services; and train health care providers/staff to address the health care needs of the Latino community.
Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:
- Assist in the development and staffing of a community advisory board.
- Assist in conducting key informant interviews.
- Assist in creating report to share findings from completed needs/assets assessment and key informant interviews.
- Develop and implement strategies to identify Latino residents in East Harlem in need of health care services.
- Develop and distribute a resource guide.
- Outreach to and engage Latinos living in East Harlem in need of health care services and encourage/educate them to seek care.
- Create and maintain partnerships with local service providers including, but not limited to primary care and specialty providers, mental health organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers.
- Organize and conduct educational presentations for health care providers/staff about the health care needs of Latinos.
- Track program deliverables, and assist with program evaluation activities.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution or significant experience in outreach coordination and community health.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience working with and outreaching to low-income, medically underserved Latinos in urban communities, preferably with prior experience working in East Harlem.
- Knowledge of the complex, multi-faceted issues that influence how and where Latinos, particularly in East Harlem, access care.
- Fluent proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
- Experience communicating with and/or training diverse groups on health care access and cultural competency, particularly related to the Latino population.
- Experience collecting program evaluation data.
- Experience facilitating meetings.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
- Proficient with major office computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and email software programs.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to: HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York 10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org