COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER – REACH PROGRAM

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Published
October 27, 2021
Location
Chula Vista, CA, CA
Job Type
Salary
starting $15/hr.
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
Erica Reyes
Contact Email
ereyes@caregivercenter.org

Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Our REACH program is a nationally-recognized program that offers a free evidence-based intervention educational series to family caregivers that are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias. REACH helps you learn more about memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, find helpful resources in your community, help you better cope with your caregiving situation, learn stress management techniques, learn how to better care for yourself and your loved one and develop effective family communication skills.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Community Outreach Worker is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to SCRC’s REACH Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach department is stationed out of our Chula Vista satellite office, but will be assigned to covering various County regions of San Diego county. The Community Outreach Worker is responsible for conducting prevention activities which include in-services, community presentations, participation at health/resource fairs, outreach and material dissemination to create awareness and refer family caregivers to SCRC’s REACH program.

QUALIFICATIONS
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required, and ability to work effectively with interpreter services in the County’s threshold languages (e.g. Tagalog, Vietnamese or Arabic) as needed.
• At least two years of experience in the social services and/or health-related fields with an emphasis on
community outreach and education to general public and hard to reach diverse communities. Experience with Alzheimer’s disease or associated dementias or aging population desired.
• Familiarity and experience working with San Diego County community organizations, including health and mental health agencies, social service agencies and formal/informal support networks in designated region.
• In-depth understanding of diverse cultures, health disparities, and issues related to access of services.
• Ability to work both as a team member and independently and exercise good judgment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a variety of staff, clients, collaborative partners and community professionals and represent the program to clients and the public, both in person and over the phone.
• Computer literacy and ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Possession of a valid driver license and reliable transportation for use on the job.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk or sit for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

WORKING HOURS
Position works 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday, however occasional nights and weekends may be necessary.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
DOE. Your well-being matters at SCRC! Full-time employees have access to excellent benefits including generous paid time off, sick time, and 10 paid holidays. Exceptional health, dental, vision, FSA, 403b, and mileage reimbursement.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit resume to Erica Reyes, Community Outreach Coordinator, at ereyes@caregivercenter.org

While each department has their specific roles, our staff prides itself on working together to support the agency as a whole. Come be a part of a team where you can take pride in knowing that you are making a difference in your community and the people we serve!

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