Community Health Worker – Temporary Part-Time (Northern & Southern Nevada)
October 13, 2022 at 9:03 pm

Position: Community Health Worker (Northern & Southern Nevada)

Tentative Start Date:

ASAP

Organizational Background:

Silver State Equality is Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization that brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. Silver State Equality is a Nevada-based program affiliated with and supported by Equality California and Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Together, we’re fighting for full LGBTQ+ equality on multiple fronts:

  • Passing pro-equality legislation in Carson City and Washington DC;
  • Advancing LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom; and
  • Reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being through education and advocacy.

Silver State Equality Institute brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.

Silver State Equality Institute (SSEQI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to Silver State Equality (SSEQ), its 501(c)4 counterpart. SSEQI advocates for and educates the broader community on important LGBTQ+ issues such as HIV, LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home care, transgender equality, hate crimes prevention, healthcare, health disparities, and voter education and engagement.

Position Overview:

Silver State Equality Institute (SSEQI) seeks two individuals for our temporary grant funded non-exempt part-time Community Health Worker (CHW) position who will either already be a Certified Community Health Worker or who will go through an 8-week training to become certified. This position is grant funded through March 2023 and perhaps longer. The Community Health Worker will help with the implementation of SSEQI’s monkeypox (MPXV) public education campaign.

According to the Nevada Community Health Worker Association, “A CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.”

One position will be based in Southern Nevada and the candidate will need to live in Southern Nevada, working remotely. The other position will be based in Northern Nevada and the candidate will need to live in Northern Nevada, working remotely. These positions will be supervised by the State Director and overseen by Program and Civic Engagement Managers.

Responsibilities:

  • Have an understanding about monkeypox (MPXV) and how it is transmitted, how to get the vaccine, and who is eligible. Also understand myths and misinformation about MPXV
    in order to educate the public at-large.
  • Work in a coalition of public health providers and educators to know and disseminate the most up to date information about MPXV and provide observations and feedback about what is seen and happening in the community i.e., a hesitancy by individuals to get vaccinated, difficulties people have with finding out how to access resources, etc.
  • Conduct outreach to diverse communities impacted by MPXV, which includes gay,
    bisexual, men who have sex with men, transgender women, and sex workers. This also includes those who are Black and Hispanic.
  • Develop relationships with community partners, local businesses, and interpersonal
    network gatekeepers to disseminate information about MPXV
  • Help with the planning and implementation to disseminate information about MPXV in various community events like drag shows, drag bingo, sex positive workshops, advocacy workshops, etc.
  • Work with service providers that deliver services to people experiencing homelessness and those who are precariously housed to disseminate MPXV information.
  • Work with the hotel and hospitality industry to disseminate MPXV information.
  • Record data on the number of people who have been given information, number of
    attended events, and number of organizations partnered with. Periodically summarize data and information and share with the state director.
  • Develop group presentations, pamphlets, and fliers based on events or
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:

  1. At least 1 year of experience working in any of the following fields: public health, human services, social justice, education, and/or advocacy. Previous work within the LGBTQ+ movement is a plus.
  2. Experience working on (or a desire to work on) public health issues.
  3. Knowledge, passion, and commitment to addressing issues impacting the LGBTQ+
    community as well as advancing equality and social justice generally.
  4. Commitment to working across lines of difference including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, and legal status to achieve objectives.
  5. Ability and interest to work with a wide range of organizations and institutions including other LGBTQ+ groups, mainstream service providers, religious-based organizations, bars, nightclubs, places frequented by sex workers, sex positive spaces like bath houses; etc.
  6. Ability and experience in forming strong community relationships.
  7. Experience with social issue advocacy and background in LGBTQ+ advocacy is a plus.
  8. Excellent oral communication skills. Ability to share information in a compelling way.
  9. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
  10. Above all else, a positive attitude and willingness to work collaboratively and in support of the SSEQI mission.
  11. A High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
  12. A Community Health Worker certificate at hire or in a class and certified within three to four months of hire.

This position is a non-exempt part-time temporary position with a salary of $25.00/hour. One position will be based out of Southern Nevada and the other will be based out of Northern Nevada. This position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel throughout Clark County and Washoe County, respectively. This will also include participation in Silver State Equality Institute’s schedule of events, including Pride festivals, advocacy events, and more. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable car and be able to drive in Nevada. This is a grant funded position that is funded until March 2023 (and perhaps longer based on funding and need). Submitting your resume for consideration implies that you understand that ongoing employment at the end of grant funding is not guaranteed.

Silver State Equality Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer. Silver State Equality Institute does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.

All employees must be up to date on their vaccination status in compliance with Silver State Equality/Equality California’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New employees must provide documentation as to their vaccination status 48 hours before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

To apply:

Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references) and cover letter to jobs@silverstateequality.org. Please be sure to put “Community Health Worker” in the subject line of your email.


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