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Health Promotion Program Coordinator

Central American Resource Center of San Francisco (CARECEN)


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Published 24 days ago

March 5, 2021
February 26, 2021
$60,000 - $65,000

About CARECEN SF:

CARECEN SF is a non-profit organization established in 1986. CARECEN SF empowers and respond to the needs, rights, and aspirations of Latino, immigrant and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area - building leadership to pursue self-determination and justice. Rooted in its cultural strengths and born out of the Central American justice struggles, CARECEN SF envisions our diverse immigrant as thriving, where families prosper, build effective community institutions and participate confidently in civic life.

CARECEN SF provides the following programs to the community: Immigration Legal Services, Health Promotions Program, Family Wellness Program, Second Chance Youth Program and Tattoo Removal Clinic. For detailed information about our programs, please visit our website: www.carecensf.org.

About Our Health Promotions Program:

HPP is a promotora (community health worker) focused program that trains promotoras de salud to conduct outreach and provide critical health information and education to Latino immigrant community members. The program develops the leadership, skills and capacity of a core group of promotoras using a popular education framework. The areas of health that the program addresses include, chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity prevention, oral health, as well as some non-health issue areas such as immigrant parent voting.

About Kali K’íin (Home of the Sun)

Kali K’íin (Home of the Sun) is a collaborative working space shared by CARECEN SF and Instituto Familiar de la Raza. The following programs are housed at Kali K’íin: CARECEN SF’s Family Wellness Program, Health Promotions Program and Marketing & Communications Department. Instituto Familiar de la Raza houses its Indígena Health and Wellness Program. Both organizations work in alignment to serve immigrant, indigenous and under resourced families in San Francisco through a range of social services including comprehensive case management, mental health, and youth support. Services provided also include health education, leadership development, and parent-child engagement.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all CARECEN staff continue to work remotely. Use of office space is based on essential tasks in accordance with our organization’s Covid-19 protocols.

Job Description

This position will support CARECEN’s Health Promotion Program (HPP) by providing both coordination and training support for HPP promotora activities. The HPP coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the HPP director and in conjunction with the HPP manager. Previously, the position would provide coordination and direct support for the implementation of HPP health and wellness promotora workshops focused on diabetes and obesity prevention, and oral health. As a result of Covid-19, this area of work has been adapted to support Covid-19 impacts on the Latinx communities we serve.

The HPP coordinator will now focus on developing and implementing trainings for our team of promotoras to support direct client engagement through enhanced service connection and wellness checks for program participants. Trainings will build promotoras’ capacity to identify urgent and emerging needs of participants and provide supportive one-on-one engagement. The HP coordinator and manager will follow-up with the identified needs via referrals to appropriate support services. In addition, the HPP coordinator will provide logistical and administrative tasks related to all HPP activities, including creation of presentations, data systems, follow-up calls, mailings etc.

Essential Duties:

• Develop weekly trainings for promotoras, including engagement trainings such as motivational

interviewing, non-defensive communication, boundaries and selfcare, how to use virtual platforms,

technology trainings, etc.

• Provide enhanced information and referrals/family advocacy for HP program participants

• Support HPP Manager with planning and coordinating HPP program activities, including enhanced

service connection and wellness engagement and trainings

• Conduct health education workshops for Spanish speaking population via zoom

• Create & develop new templates & tracking systems using excel, google docs, etc.

• Other duties as assigned by HPP director or manager

Qualifications

• B.A. degree (M.S. or M.A. preferred) in public health, health science or social work, and/or equivalent

work experience with experience in program coordination and community outreach and education

• Experience with case management and/or social work with Latinx or immigrant community

• Knowledge of and familiarity with resources and social services support in San Francisco

• Ability to translate theoretical and/or complex concepts into easily understood presentations

• Ability to work both independently and in a team with minimal supervision

• Passionate about Latino health and wellness issues

• Must be bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish

• Understanding of Latinx community needs

• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrates the ability to multitask, be reliable and detail oriented

• Efficiency in writing and verbal communication skills

• Able to meet deadlines and work efficiently

• Experience working with MS Office, Excel, Google Calendars, Docs & Hangouts, Zoom, and other

virtual platforms and programs

• Ability to maintain office operations, including maintaining systems and confidential data

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience. CARECEN SF offers health insurance, dental insurance and

vision insurance. In addition, CARECEN SF offers professional development benefits, which include

trainings and educational opportunities. CARECEN SF is also committed to workforce diversity.

Indigenous and Afro Latinx identified community members are encouraged to apply. Qualified

applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual

orientation or national origin.

To submit an application:

Email a cover letter and your resume to Vanessa Bohm, Family Wellness Program & Health Promotions

Program Director at vanessa@carecensf.org. Please no phone calls.

About CARECEN SF:

CARECEN SF is a non-profit organization established in 1986. CARECEN SF empowers and respond to the needs, rights, and aspirations of Latino, immigrant and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area - building…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Must speak fluent Spanish

Must speak fluent Spanish

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA

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To submit an application:

Email a cover letter and your resume to Vanessa Bohm, Family Wellness Program & Health Promotions

Program Director at vanessa@carecensf.org. Please no phone calls.

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