PEER HEALTH PROMOTER (English Version)

Founded in the year 2000, Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

Mission of Voz

VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project (“Voz”) is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protecting civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Voz operates the MLK Workers’ Center where day laborers are connected with employers in a safe environment.

Description

The Peer Health Promoter assists the Health Navigator and works directly with day laborers and domestic workers, to connect them to housing services, health care, and food security.

Responsibilities

Housing

  • Ensures workers are informed about the housing services available through constant outreach activities;
  • Assists Health Navigator in providing support and guidance to day laborers and domestic workers in acquiring and maintaining housing, and in preventing houselessness.
  • Assists Health Navigator to help program participants as needed to obtain documents needed to apply for housing.
  • Coordinates and/or accompanies workers to housing appointments as needed.
  • Assists with logistics of moving into housing.

Health

  • Ensures workers are informed about health-related services available through constant outreach activities;
  • Builds trusting relationships with Voz members and connects workers to health care providers and health systems;
  • In collaboration with Project Access NOW, ensures there is outreach and enrollment for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Medicaid, and other health care programs;
  • Accompanies workers to the hospital or clinic when needed and is the staff support lead when they are hospitalized (visitation, logistics, coordinating with family members, and any other support needed.)
  • Along with Activities Organizer, leads outreach efforts for vaccination sites and COVID-19 wrap around services.
  • Provides additional resources, support and education for workers living with addiction and connects them to recovering services and agencies.
  • Along with Activities Organizer, connects day laborers and domestic workers to mental health and emotional support services.

Food security

  • Ensures workers are informed about the food security services available through constant outreach activities;
  • Assists Activities Organizer with our Voz food pantry, which can include phone banking members, delivering food boxes, receiving or picking up donations, etc.
  • Connects workers to Nutrition education and resources.
  • Assists Activities Organizer with connecting members to food resources, food boxes, applying for SNAP, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • Completes, collects, and saves all required application and enrollment documents such as consent forms and client information.
  • Participates in health fairs, including some nights or weekends.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Must be a Voz member: day laborer or domestic worker;
  • Must be prepared to respond to public health emergencies and member health emergencies at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave.
  • Maintains privacy and HIPAA standards by assisting clients one-on-one in designated assistance areas.
  • Protects the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal law.
  • Communicates effectively with different audiences including individuals, families, health care providers, health systems and community partners;
  • Provides individual and/or group education, adjusting to different learning styles and communication preferences;
  • Must successfully complete CPR training.
  • This position requires a flexible, self-directed person, who is excellent at handling various situations. They must have strong skills to search for information and resources that are needed.

Compensation

Job Details

  • POSITION: Peer Health Promoter;
  • HOURS: 20 hours per week;
  • SALARIO: $20.40 per hour, hourly, non-exempt;
  • BENEFITS:
    • This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 7901 union;
    • 100% Health/Dental Coverage;
    • 60 hours paid vacation (starting);
    • 30 hours of sick time per year;
    • 6 weeks paid family leave;
    • Financial support for the use of personal telephone, and mileage / transportation reimbursement;
  • LOCATION: Will vary, but mostly at 5940 N. Albina St. Portland, OR 97217;
  • SUPERVISOR: Leadership & Education Director & Health Navigator.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends and travel to outreach locations is required;
  • Employment dependent on passing a background check;
  • Ability to lift 10-20 lbs.;
  • Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephone and/or headset.