Position Title: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Community Health Worker and Trainer
Reports To: Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) Chair
Duration: 11 months, with the possibility of extension depending on funding
Hours: 0.50 FTE (up to 20 hours/week), from November 1, 2018-September 30, 2019.
Compensation: $16.50/hour. No benefits due to temporary position.
The position is housed at APANO, the 501c3 fiscal sponsor for MIC.
The Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) is a grassroots community organization in Oregon. MIC is looking for an organized, motivated, and passionate multilingual Micronesian Islander to develop a culturally specific CHW curriculum on “Understanding Violence in the Islander Community”, provide the training to certified CHWs, and support Micronesian Islander families who experience or experienced sexual violence (may also include domestic violence). The successful applicant will work with MIC to support the wellbeing of Micronesian Islander families in either the tri-county area or Marion and Polk County. The ideal candidate is fluent in a Micronesian Islander language (writing, speaking, reading) or familiar with the community, resides or is willing to commute to various sites in either the tri-county area or Marion and Polk County and a willingness to learn community organizing.
MIC is an Oregon based non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for Micronesian Islander communities residing in Oregon. MIC’s primary goal is to provide leadership training to Micronesian and Islander youth, offer cultural and language arts programs to increase awareness of our communities to Oregonians, and to seek social justice for our community.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) will develop a culturally specific curriculum based on the CHW curriculum “Understanding Violence in Public Health”, focusing on cultural and gender issues Micronesian Islanders face related to sexual and domestic violence. The CHW will also support families experiencing sexual assault (and domestic violence), with the primarily focus on sexual violence prevention and support. The CHW will develop case management techniques to fit the needs of the clients being served. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Micronesian Islander community residing in either the tri-county area or Marion and Polk County. The individual will be dedicated, responsible, responsive, and a passionate person who is able to communicate clearly with their Supervisor and with the community they work.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable providing culturally specific CHW services including one-on-one support, health care navigation, community organizing, group classes, and cultural mediation among other services. Funding for this position is made possible through the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
Community Engagement, Outreach, and Family Assessments (35%)
Develop a Culturally Specific CHW Curriculum “Understanding Violence” (25%)
Record Keeping (20%)
Required Supervisor-Employee Meetings (15%)
Required Grant Funder-Grantee Meetings (5%)
Please note: applications that do not adhere to the above mentioned application process will be disqualified.