The Indígena Health & Wellness Collaborative (IHWC) promotes holistic health and wellness services, including providing support with spiritual and cultural traditions, promotoras (peer health education), case management and mental health services. A principal goal of this program is to increase cultural and linguistic competency within public health settings to the growing Mexican and Central American indigenous communities.
"Nuestras Raices Saludables (Our Healthy Roots) program aims to achieve the objectives of the SDDT (Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax) to prevent chronic diseases and facilitate culturally appropriate interventions that positively affect the nutritional and physical activity and behavior of the Latino/Indígena community of San Francisco.
Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following:
- Report to the Indigena Health Director and function as the in-charge Director in their
- Supervise and train health promoteres engaged in “Nuestras Raíces Saludables” program
- Serve as the point of contact with the San Francisco Public Health Foundation
- Coordinate activities and best practices for the prevention of chronic diseases and healthy living
- Plan, execute, and evaluate community events to present NRS book
- Facilitate Indigenous community health promoter training on chronic disease and healthy living
- Collect and track information to meet grant reporting requirements
- Collect service data and document it in the database accurately and in a timely manner
- Maintain required documentation and observe client confidentiality
- Support Indigena Health and Wellness program Director as needed
- Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education and Skills
- Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Health, Social Services, Public Health, Nutrition or a health-related field plus two (2) years of experience providing health education to underserved communities of color with some leadership or program development experience. Four (4) years of additional full-time related work experience can substitute for a bachelor’s degree.
- Communication and negotiation faculties to establish alliances with CBOs and potential collaborators.
- Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English
- Knowledge and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the Latinx community including gender, race, language, immigration status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status
- Ability to provide tactful support to individuals during a time of crisis and distress
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
- Ability to maintain confidential client information and maintain ethical boundaries and professional conduct
- Knowledge of software used for reporting, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Preferred experience in community health education or nutrition counseling, disease interventions, and/or care planning
- Preferred experience with CBOs (community-based organizations) alliances
- Preferred experience in community event planning
Conditions of Continued Employment
- Available to work some evenings and weekends
- Must pass and maintain annual tuberculosis test
- Must pass Department of Justice Fingerprint screening
- Must complete annual recurrent online training
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. The hiring range for this position is $60,000-$62,000 annually.
All full-time positions at IFR are 35 hours per week and are eligible to participate in medical health benefit plans including dental, vision, sick leave, thirteen paid holidays and on-going opportunities for learning.
Please submit your cover letter and resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF format to: [email protected]. Please note that both a resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
This posting will be closed Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 5:00.
Instituto Familiar de la Raza, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.