Community Health Worker/Promotora-RBI Program

Job Description

Full-Time Position Available

Community Health Worker/Promotora
Rural Border Intervention (RBI) Program (Maverick County)

●Seeking highly motivated and responsible individual that wants to work in the field of drug prevention and intervention.

Founded in 1982 in Laredo, Texas, SCAN is a leading provider of social services in South Texas. SCAN’s RBI Program was established to strengthen substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for adolescents and adults living in rural communities along the Texas-Mexico border. The RBI program focuses on providing evidence-based prevention and intervention services and linking program participants to available resources to meet their comprehensive needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Conduct ongoing outreach in the community, including colonias, to let youth, adults, agencies and organizations know about the program and the services that it provides.
• Assist the Program Director in recruiting and retaining program participants and developing collaborative relationships in the community among key stakeholders.
• Assist the Program Director in obtaining new written community agreements with collaborating agencies/organizations.
• Provide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) positive alternative activities to youth and adult participants.

• A high school diploma or GED is required. 
• Be certified as a community health worker/promotora or be able to become certified within 6 months of employment.
• Some knowledge of both local social service agencies and rural communities in the county.
• Good bilingual (English and Spanish) skills are required.
• A valid TX driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation are required.

Work Schedule and Compensation:
• The regular work schedule is 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Some weekend work may also be required.
• Salary: $10.58 per hour

Benefits for this Full-Time Position Include:
• Paid Health & Life Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
• 401K Retirement Plan
• Bi-weekly Pay (direct deposit)
• Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage available at minimal cost
• Detailed Orientation and Ongoing Job Training Provided
• Great Work Environment!

Deadline: Until position is filled

At SCAN, Our Passion is Helping People!

Type: Full-time

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Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) was officially formed in 1982 as Stop Child Abuse and Neglect in Laredo, Texas. Today, SCAN is a community-based, nonprofit social services organization with a 39-year history of providing a variety of comprehensive and culturally sensitive services to a population that is almost 95% Hispanic and which resides along the Texas-Mexico Border in Southwest Texas. SCAN programs provide diverse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. At SCAN, our passion is helping people, and we constantly strive to foster the healthy development of families in the communities that we serve. With a budget of more than $10 million, SCAN has more than 40 programs providing services in 14 different counties.

Counties are: Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kinney, LaSalle, Maverick, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zapata and Zavala.

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