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Spanish COVID-19 Outreach Worker (Full-Time)

Company: City of Somerville
Location: Somerville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The City of Somerville is looking for an experienced outreach worker who is fluent in Spanish to support the City's COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, including vaccination campaigns and recovery initiatives. The individual should have proven experience working in community outreach, community organizing, or other forms of community engagement. This is a temporary, full-time position (40 hrs/week).The Spanish COVID-19 Outreach Worker would support all communications, outreach efforts, community engagement, and service/program access relating to preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for Spanish speakers in Somerville. This support includes interpretation and translation of information and materials; dissemination of information; facilitating vaccine and test access; providing accompaniment/support to residents in applying for programs, services, accessing financial assistance and other resources provided by the City of Somerville, the state, community partners, and/or other entities aiding in COVID recovery efforts; and supporting other activities that look to build resilience, restore wellbeing, and further prosperity for Somerville community members.This individual will have to conduct in-person, virtual, phone, digital, and print efforts and would report directly to the Spanish Services Coordinator and also to the Director of the SomerViva: Office of Immigrant Affairs.Essential Functions:

  • Support all communications and outreach efforts to reach Somerville community members with critical information on pandemic related topics, such as public safety, health guidance, emergency alerts, health orders, vaccine access, COVID-19 testing, recovery service support information, related public meeting announcements, and related events both virtual and in person
  • Conduct in-person, virtual, phone, digital, and print efforts
  • Assist with translation, interpretation, and in-language outreach when necessary for Spanish speakers with limited English proficiencyRecommended Minimum Qualifications:Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:
    Education and Experience: -Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus two (2) or more years of directly relevant experience. Must be 18+ to apply. - -
    • Knowledge: Must have strong knowledge specifically of Somerville immigrant communities and local/regional immigrant services providers. Must have knowledge of local/regional/federal social service providers and proven ability to successfully navigate a range of social/support services ranging from homelessness prevention, housing, tenant rights, healthcare access, educational access, mental health, nutrition, childcare, etc. Must be familiar with HIPAA and other privacy requirements. Must have proven knowledge of citizen engagement and outreach techniques, especially for vulnerable populations and limited English proficiency residents. -
    • Abilities: Must have proven ability to develop and conduct community surveys; facilitate public, internal, and coalition meetings; and organize and facilitate workshops, presentations, cultural events, and other community events. Proven ability to work in a team or independently as needed.Hours: Full-Time
      Salary: $28 an hour -
      Union: Non-Union
      Date Posted: December 8, 2022

      City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

      The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

      Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

      Benefits Somerville Offers

      • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) & for union positions this varies by contract
      • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
      • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
      • Vision care through the Vision Service Plan (VSP)
      • Long term disability through Sun Life
      • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
      • Flexible spending plans through Benefit Strategies
      • Deferred compensation through a choice of three vendors
      • Employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
      • Cancer screening & wellness release

      • Tuition reimbursement
      • MBTA pass program
      • FREE Blue Bikes membership
      • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

        Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville. This is not a binding contract, for any questions relating to benefits for specific union and non-union positions please contact the Human Resources department by calling (617) 625-6600 x 3300.

        COVID-19 Vaccination Required

        To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at .Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: City of Somerville, Somerville , Spanish COVID-19 Outreach Worker (Full-Time), Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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