COVID-19 Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities

BRHD Community Health Worker

Status/time: Full-time (40 hours/week), temporary, contract position
Hourly rate: $25.00/hour

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. To apply, please download, fill out, and email this Word document to Stephanie Brown at S.Brown@vdh.virginia.gov

Position Summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) positions are full-time, temporary, contract positions funded for two years in the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD). The District includes Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. BRHD will hire one CHW for each city/county in the District. CHWs will conduct community outreach and health education around COVID-19 and act as a bridge to COVID-19 testing, vaccine, support services, and other BRHD services. To start, the positions will be based at the Charlottesville/ Albemarle Health Department and will include some night and weekend work. Eventually, each CHW will work based out of the locality that they are hired for (i.e. the Louisa CHW will work in Louisa). BRHD would like to hire at least 2 Spanish speaking CHWs.

CHW Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct door-to-door outreach and engage residents in locality neighborhoods
  • Provide education on COVID-19 prevention, testing, vaccination, and support services
  • Maintain a log of activities and complete regular reports in order to meet grant objectives
  • Serve as an member of BRHD’s COVD-19 operations team, providing strategy input and feedback
  • Attend community testing and vaccination events to provide outreach and support
  • Refer community members to services, resources, and information based on their stated needs
  • Build and maintain relationships with community members and organizational partners
  • Assist with COVID CARE Support Services including outreach, deliveries, and referrals
  • Certified community health worker OR ability to attend PVCC’s spring 2022 CHW virtual course (Tuesday and Thursday mornings, January-May)
  • Lived experience in or close connection to the locality that you’re applying for (for example: in Charlottesville, familiarity with neighborhood(s) like Ridge Street, Rose Hill, 10th and Page, Fifeville, or Belmont)
  • Experience in community education/outreach; knowledge of public health topics such as health equity, health disparities, and social determinants of health
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Ability to work independently, including organizing and prioritizing activities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

To apply, please fill out this Word document and email it to Stephanie Brown at S.Brown@vdh.virginia.gov 

 

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BRHD COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Opportunities

You can join the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to volunteer to assist BRHD with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Volunteer roles include RNs, nurse assistants, traffic control, and more. Apply to volunteer here.