in County, ME
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION SPECIALIST – Minority Health Program
Health and Human Services Department - Public Health Division – Full-Time (37.5 hours), One- Year, Project positions - The City of Portland’s Minority Health Program is searching for three full-time Community Health Promotion Specialists/CHOW - These are project positions that will positively impact the health status of Portland’s non-English speaking immigrant and refugee populations. These exciting positions will allow you to help community members access health and social support. These positions will provide interpreter, translation and cultural brokering services as well as community outreach. This work involves working on various initiatives and projects in collaboration with community partners. Candidates must be bilingual in English and any of the following languages - Lingala, French and/or Portuguese. Experience in interpretation and translation is required. Medical interpreting training and experience in a medical setting is preferred. Individuals applying to perform interpreting are required to at a minimum have completed the Basic Skills of Interpreting (12-hour training). Additional training including Introduction to Medical Interpreter (48 hrs. training or more) is preferred. A translation certification is preferred as well. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates must possess a valid Maine driver’s license, maintain a clean driving record and have a personal vehicle available for work use. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation time, Medical insurance and Paid sick time.
Pay range starting at $23.33/hour.
Accepting applications until vacancy is filled.
***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment. If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation. Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland.
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