• Health Promoter II

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/5/2018 12:31 PM)
    # of Openings
    Health Advocacy/Education
  • Overview




    Looking for a way to influence the health and healthcare of many?


    If so, we’d love to hear from you! Our mission-driven organization is focused on theTriple Aim - Better Health, Better Healthcare and Lower Costs to individuals and their families who participate in our health plans.


    UNITE HERE HEALTH serves 100,000+ workers and 220,000 covered lives in the hospitality and gaming industry nationwide. Our desire to be innovative and progressive drives us to develop impactful programs and benefits designed to engage our participants in managing their own health and healthcare. Our vision is exciting and challenging. Please read on to learn more about this great opportunity!



    Key Attributes:


    • Integrity – Must be trustworthy and principled when faced with complex situations
    • Ability to build positive work relationships – Mutual trust and respect will be essential to the collaborative relationships required
    • Communication – Ability to generate concise, compelling, objective and data-driven reports
    • Teamwork – Working well with others is required in the Fund’s collaborative environment
    • Diversity – Must be capable of working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Continuous Learning – Must be open to learning and skill development.  As the Fund’s needs evolve, must be proactive about developing new areas of expertise
    • Lives our values – Must be a role model for the Fund’s BETTER Culture and Mission (Better, Engage, Teamwork, Trust, Empower, Respect)


    We have an impactful mission critical career opportunity for a Bilingual /English Health Promoter (health care organizer). 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 or community organizing; health care organizing; diabetes/health education; case management; community health work/health promotion. Proficiency in the following languages is required: Spanish for our Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlantic City Offices, Cantonese for our Boston Office. Ability to speak any of the following other languages is a plus; Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Arabic.


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


    • 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.
    • Educate our participants about their health benefits, health policy and financial issues that affect them and their union health fund in person and telephonically


    • Proficiency in the following languages is required: Spanish for our Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlantic City Offices, Cantonese for our Boston Office
    • 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, customer service or community engagement preferred.
    • Ability to work outside of traditional hours
    • Experience working in a union and/or professional office environment desired
    • Experience with computers required, basic to intermediate skills in the following programs a plus: Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel



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