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Bilingual Health Promoter

Based in Boston, MA


UNITE HERE HEALTH is the health fund for UNITE HERE, the hotel, food service and gaming workers union – one of the most progressive labor unions in the country.  We work closely with the union and our employers to– provide affordable, quality health insurance, and run programs that address the health needs of our working class, largely immigrant population. Our goal is to help participants take control of their health and develop a sense of ownership of their health fund.

We have an impactful mission critical career opportunity for a Bilingual /English Health Promoter (health care organizer).in the Boston Office. Our ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, working with a working class population and has experience in at least one of the following fields: labor, community, or health care organizing; diabetes/health education; case management; community health work/health promotion.  Fluency in at least one of the following languages is required: Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati or other south Asian language such as Cantonese.

This position will engage with participants primarily one-on-one but also in group settings, at their worksites, union hall/office meetings, hospital rooms, provider offices and homes.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and recruit participants into Fund and community engagement programs; and follow-up with participants to ensure maximum participation 
  • Identify, educate, and activate participants, who have chronic or acute health conditions to access resources, take better care of their health, and to make effective healthcare decisions.
  • Identify and develop participant leadership and recruitment skills

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual fluency required
  • Ability to travel locally utilizing your personal car or public transportation. Valid driver’s license and current car insurance.  Travel occasionally may also include air or train travel and overnight stays.
  • High school diploma, some college preferred..
  • Experience in health care, public health, personal health caretaker, community engagement preferred.
  • Ability to work outside of traditional hours
  • Experience working in a union, community, or health care organizing; diabetes/health education; case management; community health work/health promotion desired
  • Experience with computers required, basic to intermediate skills in the following programs a plus: Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

TO APPLY FOR OUR VARIOUS REGION-BASED POSITIONS
Please upload a cover letter along with your resume at the UNITE HERE HEALTH website – Careers Page www.UHH.org

The mission of UNITE HERE HEALTH, a Taft-Hartley labor management trust fund, is to provide health benefits that offer high quality, affordable health care to our participants at better value with better service than is otherwise available in the market.  We believe our success depends on innovation and on engaging our participants.

UNITE HERE HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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