Overview

TRIBAL NATION COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER- NORTHWEST PORTLAND AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health.

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health.

This Community Health Worker role will be working for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) based in Portland, OR. The position can be remote but may will require travel to tribal fishing communities along the Columbia River.

Responsibilities

•Conduct outreach to identify and engage community members around COVID-19

•Assess health status and social determinants of health to assist individuals with COVID

•Facilitate health education and behavior change strategies with individuals and groups

•Attend and participate in team meetings, communicate with agencies/professionals

•Provide presentations to individuals and small groups; provide advocacy to address health disparities at the individual and community levels

Requirements:

•HS diploma or GED, Bachelors preferred:

•Any combination of 3 years health/social services experience and/or education,

•Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation

Preferred:

Experience working with tribal organizations and/or communities

Cultural competence in working with tribal organizations and/or tribal members

The jurisdiction is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to meet emerging workforce needs in order to contribute to the delivery of essential public health services as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per grant requirements, the person working in this role must be 100% focused on COVID-19 activities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age , mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60 -300.5(a)(12) and 60- 741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment. Relocation expenses are not included.

This position is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to meet emerging workforce needs in order to contribute to the delivery of essential public health services as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per grant requirements, the person working in this role must be 100% focused on COVID-19 activities.

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