Farm Worker Health Specialist

108 Doctors Drive, Boone, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

The Farmworker Health Outreach worker will be responsible for completing outreach, basic health assessments, health education, referrals, and follow-up to migrant and seasonal farm workers. This position requires flexible hours (evenings and weekends) and a valid NC driver’s license. This position is dependent upon grant funding.

Requirements

  • Ability to fluently and effectively communicate in both spoken languages and mastery of both written languages (including reading) English/Spanish.

  • Ability to interview farmworkers with tact and cultural sensitivity in order to obtain necessary information to make appropriate referrals and follow-up.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships with state and local agencies, growers, other employees, and clients involving frequent and difficult negotiation and interaction.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to manage tasks independently.

  • Demonstrates flexibility, reliability, and dependability.

  • Ability to learn and use web-based data input and tracking program.

  • Supervisory, leadership and mentoring skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.


Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with expertise in: Public Health, Nursing, Spanish, Health Advocacy, Social Advocacy and/or similar fields preferred. Knowledge of farmworker and/or migrant health issues also preferred. Demonstrated project management and supervisory skills. Prior experience conducting outreach is a plus.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This job has a medium level of physical activity related to home visits in substandard conditions. Long periods of sitting may be required for this position. Occasional lifting of boxes and supplies is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Final candidates will be asked to complete skills, reasoning, and personality assessments specific to the position to which they applied.

About the Company

HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO