Position Announcement: Farmworker Health Specialist
Location: Raleigh, NC
The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP), located within the Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking an employee to assist with program operations. The vacancy is a full-time temporary position. The Office is exploring opportunities to create a permanent position, dependent upon continued federal funding and approval from the Department of Health and Humans Services.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide technical assistance to farmworker health service delivery sites across the state to ensure high quality, culturally appropriate care for farmworkers and their family members, including assisting grantees with identifying and addressing social determinates of health experienced by the farmworker population;
• Monitor service delivery sites’ compliance with contract agreements and federal and state grant requirements and expectations;
• Coordinate events and trainings for outreach staff to provide skill building and networking opportunities;
• Respond to requests for information from service delivery sites, boards, students, community groups, and other audiences about NCFHP and the farmworker population in NC; and
• Participate on task forces and work forces
• Graduation from a four-year college or university and at least three years of experience, preferably in a field related to the specific program assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Spanish language competency
• Prior experience in farmworker health, case management and health education preferred
• Supervised by NCFHP Program Director
Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required
• Technical Assistance/Consultation
• Event or Training Planning/Coordination
• Team Membership
Schedule of Off-Site Commitments and Travel
January: Operational Planning Retreat 3 days
February: Proposal Review Meeting 1 day
April and June: Farmworker Health Trainings 3 days each
October: East Coast Migrant Stream Forum (optional) 3 days
Annual Salary Range: $50,000 – $64,000
Work Hours: 8:30-5:00, Monday – Friday
Benefits through Temporary Solutions (temp agency used by DHHS): If you are placed on an assignment that requires you to work 30 hours or more per week, you will be 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 Elizabeth F. Lambar at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2018. Position open until filled.
Occasionally NCFHP hosts student interns to assist with special initiatives in our central office. We also may assist with intern and volunteer placements at our contract sites. Currently, we are not accepting applications but will post the application submission form when there are opportunities.
Any volunteer opportunities at our contract sites will posted on the Volunteer Opportunities page.
College students and recent graduates may consider summer internship and fellowship programs at one of our partner sites, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). SAF’s application deadline has closed but will reopen in early 2018.