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.

Position Description
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%)

  • Building relationships with individuals and families.
  • Plan and lead at least one workshop related to sexual and domestic violence, utilizing a trauma-informed, cultural lens.
  • Identify and attend Micronesian Islander events to conduct outreach, recruitment, and enrollment into services offered.
  • Be comfortable having a caseload of 7-10 individuals at a time.

Develop a Culturally Specific CHW Curriculum “Understanding Violence” (25%)

  • Review and update the CHW curriculum “Understanding Violence” to be culturally specific to the Micronesian Islander community.
  • Working with the CHW Supervisor, submit the curriculum to be approved by Oregon Health Authority.
  • Facilitate at least one CHW training on “Understanding Violence” to a group of at least 15-20 CHWs.

Record Keeping (20%)

  •  Maintain records of each visit with family served.
  •  Records will be kept in a locked, secure place.

Required Supervisor-Employee Meetings (15%)

  • The CHW should expect to receive no less than 15 hours of administrative and reflective supervision each month.
  • The meetings will include weekly one-on-one check ins to meet with the CHW Supervisor to identify and address barriers, strategize solutions, and celebrate accomplishments.

Required Grant Funder-Grantee Meetings (5%)

  • The CHW will attend quarterly grant funder-grantee meetings along with CHW Supervisor.
  • Strong skills in a Micronesian Islander language and English.
  • Comfortable organizing events, including attending outreach and education opportunities to engage with Micronesian Islanders.
  • Interest in working with individuals and families who experienced sexual and/or domestic violence.
  • Have a flexible schedule to conduct community home visits and outreach educational events that may include working evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to write comprehensive and detailed post-visit notes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and experience with community organizing.
  • Knowledge of and connection to either the tri-county area or Marion county
  • Completed CHW training and is a certified CHW or in process of becoming a certified CHW.

Timeline

  • Applications are due no later than November 8th, 11:59PM PST.
  • Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews from November 8th-November 14th.
  • An offer to successful applicant by November 15.
  • November 15 start date, with some flexibility, if needed.

To Apply:

  1. Submit online application
  2. Include a one page cover letter stating your qualifications. Label your cover letter with your name and cover letter (i.e. LAST NAME FIRST NAME_COVER LETTER.pdf).
  3. Attach CV or resume. Label your resume/CV with your name and cover letter (I.e. LAST NAME FIRST NAME_Resume).
  4. Submit the names and contact information (email and telephone number) of three professional references. No relatives please.

Please note: applications that do not adhere to the above mentioned application process will be disqualified.

 

 

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