HEZ Community Outreach Specialist

HEZ Community Outreach Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

The HEZ Community Outreach Specialist will be a member of the Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ) Project team. They will conduct community outreach, participate in research on food insecurity, and assist with operating Bebashi’s school-based and community pantries. The HEZ Community Outreach Specialist must have a deep desire to work with people, as their work can be both rewarding and demanding; this is a full-time position.
HEZ Community Outreach Specialist Skills

HEZ Community Outreach Specialists are highly compassionate individuals who have good communication and interpersonal skills. It is crucial to their role that they can build trust and form impactful relationships with community residents and service providers. They may also possess the first-hand experience to connect more deeply with community residents and their families.

HEZ Community Outreach Specialists love working with people and are interested in helping them access services that will improve the lives of individuals and /or their families. Bebashi prefers candidates to have the following skills:

  • Teamwork – HEZ Community Outreach Specialists will be part of a team and need to take independent action and work well with others.
  • Interpersonal skills – Clearly communicating with and relating to people from various backgrounds is essential for Bebashi’s HEZ Community Outreach Specialists.
  • Leadership skills – Great organizational and motivational leadership are necessary for HEZ Community Outreach Specialists.
  • Writing skills – HEZ Community Outreach Specialists will be responsible for writing referrals and reporting data associated with their work.
  • Time management – HEZ Community Outreach Specialists need strong time management skills to work under pressure successfully.

HEZ Community Outreach Specialist Qualifications:
Bebashi is seeking outgoing, engaging, and community-minded candidates for the role of HEZ Community Outreach Specialist. Ideal applicants will meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to travel to local communities within the North and Northwest Philadelphia area.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license for at least three years with a good driving record
  • Be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule.
  • Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Have an interest in participating in team research on food insecurity and related topics.
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to pass FBI, PA State, Child Abuse clearance background checks, and Social media background checks will also be done.

Benefit Conditions:

  • One month waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely: No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

Bebashi is an essential health agency permitted to remain open during this public health crisis. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bebashi is implementing a Vaccine Mandate in accord with the October 15, 2021 Philadelphia Covid Vaccination Mandates. All employees and trainees are required to be fully COVID19 vaccinated as determined by Human Resources unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

Bebashi is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to inclusion, equity and diversity.

Please send your resume and a cover letter with your salary requirements to: Rosenna Harrell, Human Resources Director at  rosennah@bebashi.org. Bilingual (Spanish-English) are encouraged to apply. No recruiters please.

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