The EASA program is responsible for identifying individuals in the community who are developing or have experienced the early signs of psychosis, providing outreach, engagement, assessment, safety and treatment planning, education and support to the person and family, and delivering evidence-based interventions. The program is transitional meaning that over about two years the focus is on helping the person and family develop the knowledge, skills and resources to be successful in the long run. There is a strong focus on feedback, which means that we actively request feedback from people when we meet with them and use that feedback both for guiding clinical care and for program design and development.
This position will coordinate the activities of EASA Community Education for Hispanic communities in Benton County. It will be responsible for facilitating development of EASA referral and retention networks between Hispanic communities and EASA. This will be achieved through outreach and engagement to these communities by delivering both individual information sessions and workshops as well as by creating and maintaining networks with other agencies and organizations. EASA Community Health Worker will also be responsible for policy planning and development, data gathering, grant reporting and monitoring and sustainability planning.
- This is a limited-duration, part time, benefit eligible position at .5 FTE (20 hours a week), not to exceed 2 years from date of assignment.
- This is a Bilingual Spanish/ English position and offers a Bilingual Differential of base salary plus an additional 5% upon successful completion of required language testing.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
- Associate's Degree in Public Health, Education, Communications or a closely related field; AND
- 2 years of related work experience in Public Health, Education, Community Outreach, Health Services or Health Navigation; AND
- Bilingual skills in Spanish & English: This position is Bilingual and requires duties to be done in both English and Spanish.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent. An example of equivalence would be 4 years of related work experience in fields listed above and a high school diploma or GED.
- Job offer will be contingent upon passing tests evaluating your proficiency in the Bilingual requirements of this position.
- Valid Oregon driver's license. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
- Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
- Benton County requires all Health Services and Clinic employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
The Ideal Candidate
- Community Health Worker Certification with the Oregon Health Authority.
- Experience using the OCHIN and EPIC Electronic Health Record Systems.
Your Total Compensation/Benefits
- Hourly salary range of $21.14 - $27.73
- Rewarding work in a productive, innovative, and creative environment.
- Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
- Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance.
- Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with Benton County.
- Employees are able to choose between an employer-sponsored traditional Preferred Provider Healthcare Plan (PPO) or a High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) with an HSA or HRA employer contribution of up to $700. Both options are offered with minimal premium costs to the employee.
- Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette Dental Plan.
- The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
- Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
- Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
- Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
- Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
- Live, work, and play in Corvallis, Oregon.