Do you want to help prevent HIV on the Southwest side of Chicago? Do you have a few hours per week to spare? Esperanza is looking for a Part-Time Community Health Advocate (5 hours a week) to provide bilingual community outreach and education on PrEP to primarily Latino men who have sex with men and trans Latina women. Apply today or share with your friends!
***This is a part-time position at 5 HOURS per week***
Position purpose: Under supervision of the Care Coordination and Program Manager, the Community Health Advocate will conduct community outreach and provide PrEP education and linkage to preventative care services to high risk gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual men and women living on the southwest side of Chicago. Must be knowledgeable of the Southwest side of Chicago and proficient in working with high-risk populations, networking in an effort to educate, increase awareness, recruit and enroll individuals eligible into our Si A La Salud (SALSA) PrEP program. Attend community meetings to increase awareness and create referral network among other organizations and groups. Prior work in social services and health setting is strongly preferred.
To promote healthy lifestyles and improve our patients’ health through the provision of high quality health care and wellness services in the communities of Chicago’s southwest side.
eliminating barriers that restrict access to quality health care.
impacting the community by providing quality integrated primary care and behavioral health services.
building our communities by helping families with prevention and self-care education.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Speaks before neighborhood groups and attends community meetings to establish communication and rapport.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Spanish with persons from target groups in a culturally appropriate manner.
Use social media and geo dating sites to provide education
Ability to provide positive feedback, empathy, encouragement, and guidance to program participants
Prepares and distributes informational literature.
Ability to understand and use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and basic computer software programs in order to perform job effectively and efficiently.
General Job Requirements:
Previous experience in a health care setting, including work as a, case manager and health educator, preferred.
Exhibit traits of friendliness, compassion, patience and a non-judgmental tone.
Desire to be a self-starter; take initiative.
Ability to organize and prioritize appropriately. Attention to detail is a must.
Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends.
Exhibits flexibility to adapt to the unforeseen needs or circumstances
Ability to speak, read and comprehend English and Spanish 9. Computer skills required. Prior experience using electronic health records, preferred but not required.
Function as a team member to assure patients obtain access to quality care.
EDUCATION: Associates degree or equivalent work/educational experience
Preferred Experience: 1-3 years in a clinic/health center setting
Esperanza Health Centers serves an area that is in great need of quality healthcare. Families in Esperanza's service area experience significant economic, educational, and health disparities. More than 53 percent of residents live below twice the poverty level. Large portions of Esperanza's service area have been designated as a Medically Underserved Area and a Health Professional Shortage Area by... the Health Resources and Services Administration.
All of our full-time providers and all of our clinical staff are bilingual and bicultural. Our services and programs are carefully tailored to the needs and culture of the communities we serve.
Esperanza Health Centers is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
To promote healthy lifestyles & improve our patients’ health through the provision of high quality health care and wellness services in the communities of Chicago’s southwest side.
Esperanza means hope in Spanish. In living up to its name, Esperanza Health Centers envisions healthy communities where resources are woven together, allowing community residents to realize their full potential through optimum health regardless of immigration status, race/ethnicity, income or ability to obtain insurance.
HOPE: eliminating barriers that restrict access to quality health care.
HEALTH: impacting the community by providing quality integrated primary care and behavioral health services.
FAMILY: building our communities by helping families with prevention and self-care education.