¡Únase a un equipo dinámico dedicado a mejorar la salud de trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y temporeros en Carolina del Norte!
Come join a dynamic team dedicated to improving the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in North Carolina!
The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP) at the Office of Rural Health, NC DHHS, works to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing funding, training, and technical assistance to a statewide network of outreach and health care providers.
COVID-19 Response Team Member Special Projects Coordinator
We’re looking for a bilingual individual (Spanish/English) who has experience developing innovative, community-based strategies to respond to the needs of farmworkers and the agricultural community.
Description of Work
The position is a full-time temporary position beginning as soon as possible through March 31, 2023. The primary purpose of this position is to support NCFHP’s vaccination and COVID-response efforts among the farmworker population. Job responsibilities will vary depending upon changing needs but can include:
- Coordinate and support special COVID-19 community-based projects related to farm safety, health and education.
- Assist with the development of a new fellowship program and coordinate the management of the program in collaboration with program partners and serve as a mentor to the fellows.
- Assist with additional NCFHP activities related to COVID-19 vaccination and response as needed, including training, development of educational materials, supporting county-level farmworker vaccine teams and regional networks.
- Participate in committees, task forces and workgroups with state and county partners as needed.
- Ability to work with communities to develop and implement strategies to respond to the needs of farmworkers and the agricultural community.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with organizations, agencies, communities and individuals.
- Understanding of and commitment to cultural humility, health equity and racial equity.
- Experience with farmworkers or other underserved and vulnerable populations.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Spanish and English.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Lived experience as part of a farmworker or agricultural family or community.
- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience working with state agencies, non-profits, health programs or federally qualified health centers.
Education and Experience Requirements
- A minimum of two years’ experience in community development, community service, public health or social work (or a public health or social work educational background).
- Minimum of high school degree required.
Hours: Full-time: 40 hours per week (some nights and weekends)
Primary Office Location: Office of Rural Health, 311 Ashe Ave., Cooke Building, Raleigh, NC (Due to COVID-19, all ORH permanent and temporary employees are currently teleworking)
Hourly Range: $24 – $31 (dependent upon educational background and experience)
Benefits through Temporary Solutions (temp agency used by NCDHHS): Temporary employees placed on assignments that require 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health insurance. However, Temporary Solutions does not offer leave benefits such as vacation, sick or paid holidays.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Zoe Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
Farmworker Health and Data Specialist
Description of Work
The primary purpose of this position is to support the goals of the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program and the Office of Rural Health with a strong focus on providing technical assistance to contractors and other healthcare agencies and assisting with data collection, analysis, and reporting. Other core responsibilities include contributing to farmworker health trainings and events, developing and disseminating health education materials, managing special projects, supporting students and volunteers, assisting with contract monitoring, and maintaining collaborative partnerships. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Strengthen the supports and services available to vulnerable populations by providing technical assistance, funding, community needs assessments, program development or enhancement, contract monitoring, identification of health professional shortages, recruitment of providers, and program evaluation, as applicable.
- Provide technical assistance, orientation, education, monitoring and training to assist in meeting internal and external partners’ needs and Departmental and grant goals through regular contacts with sites/contractors. Document all technical assistance following established guidelines.
- Promote and assist in developing performance measures that focus on access to care, patient satisfaction, quality and cost effectiveness. Ensure data is collected on a timely basis and is accurate.
- Provide consultation to future grantees to submit balanced budgets, appropriate scopes of work and performance measures for Open Window prior to the effective date of the grant/contract/amendment. Ensure that contracts are completed, accurate and executed by the established deadline.
- Communicate regularly with sites/providers via phone, email and site visits to monitor Contractor’s budget, expenditure reports, grant goals, performance measures, and other agreed upon deliverables according to the ORH monitoring plan for assigned contracts.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of initiatives designed at increasing access to health care, dental care, behavioral health services and/or prescription medications. This involves conducting needs assessments, evaluation of related data, grant writing, partnership development, and project monitoring.
- Support sustainability of programs and office through development of relevant goals, tracking progress, collecting data, evaluating and analyzing performance and reporting outcome in concise, accurate reports as required.
- Provide technical assistance and monitoring to maximize the accuracy of program data collection, documentation and reporting. This includes methods for the retrieval of information to demonstrate the quality and quantity of services as well as the value of services. As required by administration and funders.
- Conduct training and presentations to raise awareness about target population, best practices, the heath care environment, and ORH’s programs and services in order to increase the capacity of partner agencies with the delivery of high quality, cost effective services.
Recruitment Range: $48,051 – $66,000
- Experience working with health programs, federally qualified health centers, health departments and non-profit organizations.
- Experience with data management and evaluation.
- Experience working with farmworkers or other vulnerable, underserved populations.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, political science, business administration, public administration or related field, from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience related to the specific program assignment
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
To apply, visit the NC State Government Job Opportunities website.