Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC helps refugees resettle and become self-sufficient. Our programs are designed to ensure refugees thrive in America--whether ensuring children are enrolled in school, adults become self-reliant through employment or starting businesses, or families receive acute medical care they need to recover from trauma or illness. The IRC helps those in need to rebuild their lives and regain control of their future in their new home community.
Job Overview: The community health promoter (CHP) will provide in-home health and mental health literacy education to refugees who have arrived in the United States in the past five years. The CHP will work in partnership with the resettlement agency and the Refugee Wellness Coordinator at the New Jersey Office of Refugees (NJOR). The CHP will receive on-going training on the topics that she/he will be presenting to the refugee families and will receive direct supervision from the Refugee Wellness Coordinator. The time required for the position will be varied but will not exceed 10 hours per week and could sometimes require no hours at all or as little as 1-2 hours in a week. The time requirement is based on the number of families being served at a given time. The schedule for the in-home visits is flexible based on the refugee participant and CHP's schedules.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: NJOR's Refugee Wellness Coordinator
Position directly supervises: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: NJOR Employees, interns
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