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Literacy Ambassador

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Location: CHA Windsor Street Care Center Work Days: 3-8 hours/week, days, evenings, weekends Category: Human and Social Services Department: Agenda for Children Job Type: Per Diem On Call Work Shift: Various Shifts Hours/Week: 0.00 Union: No Union Name: Non UnionDEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative at the Cambridge Public Health Department is an early literacy program supporting Cambridge moms, dads and caregivers of children birth to 8 years old through 3 programs - Let's Talk!, Pathways to Family Success and Cambridge Dads.Summary:Participate in, organize, and/or facilitate home visits, workshops, and events that: --- Help parents understand the importance of talking and reading to their young children.--- Provide information to parents about resources and services that are available to them.--- Help parents connect to agencies or organizationsResponsibilities:--- Do home visits to families in English and/or your home language. This includes finding families who want to be visited, as well as visiting them.--- Outreach to families in your communities through mailings, phone calls, and in-person conversations.--- Attend activities, events and fairs with Agenda for Children staff members.--- Assist and/or lead workshops in English, and also in another language (if you are Bilingual).--- Continue to learn about available community resources.--- Attend all necessary training sessions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other information:--- Promote literacy (talking and reading)Work with parentsConnect to families with young children. Strong communication skills requiredHigh school diploma/GED required In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment. Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA. Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality. At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Literacy Ambassador, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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