The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program in the Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services is hiring!
¡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 Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), 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. We have a vacancy on our COVID Response Team and are looking for self-motivated individuals who are excited to be part of a close-knit team working on our COVID-response and vaccination efforts.
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 Zoë Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.