Community Health Worker – Cameron County, Texas

/Community Health Worker – Cameron County, Texas
Community Health Worker – Cameron County, Texas 2018-01-04T20:48:29+00:00

Community Health Worker – Cameron County, Texas

Full-Time Position Available
Job Description

MHP Salud, a national non-profit agency conducting health education and outreach in underserved Latino communities, is currently seeking a motivated, energetic, organized, and focused Community Health Worker for Juntos Podemos program.

Juntos Podemos is a program dedicated to promoting a healthy nutrition and active lifestyles among families in the Rio Grande Valley. Through outreach, group education, and referrals, the program seeks to promote healthy life styles among Hispanic/Latino parents and caregivers of 8-13-year-old children who qualify to receive SNAP benefits or other Federal Assistance programs.  Responsibilities of the Community Health Worker may include, but are not limited to performing community outreach; facilitating group health education sessions; providing referrals to care and services; and building partnerships with local community organizations.

Staff diversity and innovative programming make MHP Salud a fun and supportive work environment. The organization offers positions that challenge staff and inspire personal growth. At the same time, MHP Salud’s excellent, family-friendly personnel policies encourage staff members to model healthy living on all levels.

Ideal applicants:

  • Able to read, write, and speak both Spanish and English; fluency in spoken Spanish required
  • Have knowledge of and/or be part of the community served (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr or Willacy County)
  • Be computer literate and have two years of applicable work experience
  • Have experience or interest in promoting healthy eating, active lifestyles, etc.

 Salary: $16.00-$18.99/hour, DOE

Benefits:

MHP Salud believes in the importance of accessible and affordable benefits that allow you and your family to be healthy and plan for your future. As you join us in our work as a full time regular employee (in 2017, less than 1% of our employees were part time or temporary), your benefits begin on your first day (all of them).

  • For health care, we pay 100% of employee premiums, 75% of the premium for employee +1 plans, and 85% of the premiums for family plans. We pay 100% of the employees dental and vision plans and carry excellent long term disability insurance for our employees (paid by us).
  • We provide employer paid Life insurance and offer you the ability to add more for yourself and your spouse and children.
  • You are immediately vested in our 403 (B) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 5% of your salary with an additional 2% if matched by you.
  • In addition to 13 holidays and 12 Health and Wellness days per year, employees receive 152 hours of leave in their first year (increasing in their 4th and 8th year).

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Incomplete applications or automated resume only applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. MHP Salud will contact qualified candidates by email. Review of materials begins January 12, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Interviews will be taking place in February 2018.

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