IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO)
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Immunization Outreach Coordinator
WAGE: $40,000 – $45,000 per year
LOCATION: IRCO Africa House & IRCO Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center
APPLY AT: https://irco.org/who-we-are/careers-start.html
STATUS: Full Time with Benefits, Temporary
PROGRAM(S): Health Department
OPENING DATE: August 2, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
REQUIREMENTS: English required. Fluent in one of the following languages preferred: Arabic, Burmese, Chuukese, Congolese, Farsi, Karen, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tongan or Vietnamese languages.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
This position works with our partners like Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Boost Oregon, culturally specific CBOs, and local public health authorities to serve and support the immigrant and refugee populations in the Metro region, specifically focused on providing information and education on immunization related topics in culturally and linguistically appropriate formats. The immunization outreach coordinator working on this project will establish a baseline understanding of populations, data, and qualitative information that will propel future work and activities aimed to address vaccine hesitance in the identified immigrant and refugee population groups. As well as coordinate COVID-19 testing and vaccination events.
• Coordinate community COVID-19 testing and vaccination events
• Coordinate community outreach and community education regarding health equity and COVID-19 response
• Have knowledge and some experience with Oregon health systems, health-care providers and knowledge and understanding of the CHW model
• Work with partners to host and prepare culturally and linguistically specific presentations on vaccinations. This could include building in additional health education modules focused on vaccination or incorporating vaccination education into existing health education trainings provided to target populations
• Prepare and translate educational materials (through IRCO’s Language Bank) into primary languages of pockets of need
• Work with state and local public health authorities to explore existing data resources both at the state and at IRCO for potential data sharing or for the development of other data use projects or evaluations
• Conduct needs assessment, pre-post surveys with community members with a trauma-informed, empowerment-based lens
• Maintain inter- and intra-agency relationships. Establish and maintain cooperative external relationships with funders, volunteer agencies, the community and the public. Participate in committees and groups as required to fulfill program goals and deliverables
• Be responsible for providing consistent communication to the supervisor to evaluate project goals and outcome, ensuring that provided information, and reports clearly describe progress
• Familiar with health needs of the immigrant and refugee community and has a commitment to advancing health equity in Oregon
• Participate substantially in regular IRCO internal meetings of all IRCO general management meeting, coordinators meeting, department meetings and others to address issues of program development, program alignment and resource development
• Attend staff meeting, partner meeting, internal and external committee meetings as assigned
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor and director
JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Is part of, has background, and/or experience in working with immigrant and refugee communities and understanding the cultural values and beliefs of that community
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Health education/teaching, early learning, child development, social services, counseling or related field
• Understanding of Community Health Worker Model, Popular Education, Trauma-Informed Care
• Experience working as a Community Health Worker and/or completion of a CHW certification from a qualified training program that meets state, national, or international standards
• Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
• Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 3 years, preferred
• Strong oral and written presentation skills
• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other windows
• Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with IRCO staff and other organizations
• Strong communication skills, including listening well, and using language appropriately
• Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to project participants
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: 1-2 years of experience is required
Licensure, Certification: CHW certification, preferred
Additional Language Required: Native speaker of a refugee/immigrant community
Computers: All positions at IRCO require use of a computer and experience working with Microsoft Products including but not limited to Microsoft 365, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. In addition this position specifically requires: Experience utilizing virtual meeting platforms and social media platforms.
Regular communication inside and outside the organization to exchange ideas and gather information
Regular need to design and develop single program (work unit) functions and related processes and procedures
There is regular variation in tasks and the job holder must decide which tasks to complete as well as the order in which tasks are completed
Positions at this level require some physical efforts or manual labor such as lifting, carrying or constant movement. Positions with regular responsibility for driving are to be placed at least at this level
Impact and Influence:
Positions at this level have a some need or ability to analyze problem or concepts or make decisions on the information. Positions at this level have some impact to and influence on organization operations, programs, expense or budgetary outcomes.
Positions at this level are expected to work under minimal supervision. Positions regularly contribute ideas, but decisions or actions that commit the organization or which are outside established policy/procedure are expected to be referred to others
Positions at this level must consider own work and work of others. Planning processes will include determination of issues or obstacles and preferred courses of action. Ability to forecast for the near future (six to twelve months) is required
Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees or volunteers.
There is a moderately low level of personal risk encountered. Job conditions are occasionally uncomfortable relative to noise, temperature, inside/outside work, or interactions with people experiencing crisis
The work schedule occasionally fluctuates based on organization or customer needs. This fluctuation may occur with or without prior notice.
This position requires the completion of an IRCO Employment Application.
Applications are accessible on the IRCO website https://irco.org/who-we-are/careers-start.html. Attach resume and cover letter along with the IRCO Employment Application form and email jobs (at) irco.org. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant or return calls regarding the status of your application.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at www.irco.org.
IRCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER