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Community Outreach Specialist (Michigan-based)

Care Advisors

Care Advisors

Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Role Name: Community Outreach Specialist

Role Type: Temporary-Contractor (1099), Part-time (ad hoc projects)

Location: Travel within Michigan

Reports To: Social Care Manager

Annual Salary: $18 - $35 per hour PLUS travel stipend (commensurate w/ experience)

About Us:

At CareAdvisors, our goal is simple: to make healthcare more accessible for everyone in the U.S. As an underrepresented-owned tech startup, we're focused on practical solutions that help millions of individuals access essential healthcare and social services faster. We leverage technology to disrupt inefficient processes and address the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that disproportionately affect our marginalized and vulnerable communities.

Join us in our efforts to dismantle barriers and ensure equitable access to healthcare for all!

About the Role:

CareAdvisors is looking for a Community Outreach Associate with a strong background in community engagement or a proven interest in advancing health equity or social justice for underserved and vulnerable communities. In this role, you will support our efforts on the ground and will be an integral part of our community impact strategy. The right candidate will have experience conducting community outreach and wants to serve their communities in an empathetic and culturally competent manner. You must be available for ad hoc community outreach.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Available for ad hoc (last minute) Home Visits / Community Engagement events
  • Conduct in-person home visits within designated communities and complete an in-person assessment or enrollment; depending on the participants’ need(s)
  • Conduct in-person outreach at events and provide information on local resources, conduct enrollments, or provide educational social care materials at local community events (some events may occur during the day, evenings, or weekends)
  • Provide resources and requested information regarding the various types of resources available to the community member(s) in a timely manner
  • Provide post-event support as required, which may include following up with participants after the event
  • Able to respond sensitively and competently to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics
  • Complete daily data entry and required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Consistently meet goals set by leadership
  • Participate in daily, weekly, monthly team meetings
  • Other tasks as assigned by leadership

Core Requirements:

  • Available for ad hoc (last minute) Home Visits / Community Engagement events
  • When needed, able to travel 1-2 hours to complete a visit (travel time is paid)
  • Associate’s degree or commensurate professional work experience
  • Ideally, 2+ years of experience conducting community outreach
  • Able to accommodate a flexible schedule - some events may occur during the day, evenings, or weekends
  • Must have access to a vehicle, proof of insurance and valid driver’s license to perform essential job functions
  • Advanced computer skills and very comfortable learning new technologies
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (any language) would be a big plus
  • Able to pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and random drug screenings
  • Able to work independently and manage time effectively

Compensation & Benefits

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • Flexible schedule - we can work with you around your other commitments
  • Part-time, Contract for 3-6 months
  • Training provided
  • Opportunity to transform into a full-time role based on company and team member performance in the field
  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Michigan residents

At Care Advisors, we value diversity and endeavor to treat everyone with respect, no matter their age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual, cultural or ideological preferences.

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