UNITE HERE HEALTH

  • Health Promoter III

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2018 5:37 PM)
    ID
    2018-1444
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Health Advocacy/Education
    Company
    UNITE HERE HEALTH
  • Overview

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    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)

     

    UNITE HERE HEALTH is seeking a Bilingual Health Promoter (health care organizer) for our Boston office. Our ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, working with a diverse, working class population and has experience in at least one of the following fields: labor, community or health care organizing; social work with a social justice focus; diabetes/health education; case management; community health work/health promotion. Proficiency in spoken and written English and either Spanish or Cantonese is required.

     

    Health Promoters work with our service sector union members and their family (primarily hotel and food service employees) with high-risk health conditions. They meet at their worksites, union hall/office, hospital rooms, provider offices, and in their homes throughout the greater Boston area. Additionally, they identify and develop our member leaders to further this work.

    Responsibilities

    • Identify and recruit union members with high-risk health conditions into Fund programs; continually motivate participants to ensure program completion
    • Develop relationships with members and motivate them to take charge of their own health, including using personal health coaching
    • Identify and develop lay leaders who can in turn educate, recruit and motivate other union members to do the same
    • Educate our participants about their health benefits, health policy and financial issues that affect them and their union health fund, in-person and telephonically
    • Lead workshops in the set curriculum of our programs
    • Develop additional or alternative programming for graduates and those who are not successfully engaged by current offerings as needed
    • Help our  members navigate the health care system

    Qualifications

    • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and/or Cantonese is required. Ability to speak any of the following other languages is a plus; Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cape Verdian Creole and Arabic.
    • Ability to travel locally utilizing your personal car or public transportation. Valid driver’s license and current car insurance. Travel will occasionally include air or train travel and overnight stays for trainings and other work events.
    • 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, including nights and weekends
    • Experience with computers required, including basic to intermediate skills in the following: Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

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