Community Engagement Team Outreach Worker (Part-Time) To Engage Underserved Bangla Speaking Families

Municipal Corporation Cambridge City Of Cambridge
Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: January 30, 2020
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Community Engagement Team Outreach Worker (part-time) to engage underserved Bangla speaking families
Job Code: X920
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 13-16 hours per week, flexible, mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings, weekends

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend all required training sessions.
  • Become familiar with available Cambridge resources that provide children with early literacy exposure.
  • Refer families to early learning services and events that benefit the literacy development of their children.
  • Organize a series of culturally appropriate parenting workshops to underserved families with young children in Cambridge. 
  • Participate on advisory boards and/or round table discussions, as assigned, that are addressing issues to reach hard to reach families.
  • Participate in discussions and educate the Community Engagement Team about outreach strategies for building relationships with hard to reach communities.
  • Complete all required paperwork: document outreach activities and participate as needed in the evaluation of the program.
  • Attend all outreach worker team meetings.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must speak Bangla
  • Sincere desire to reach underserved Cambridge families with young children
  • Ability to relate well with diverse groups and individuals
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, early learning community resources
  • High motivation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and to teach others
  • Experience with parenting
  • Cambridge resident strongly preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Job requires some walking. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

RATE: $16.15 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Applicants may also apply at schoolspring.com by applying for Job ID #3224481 or go to https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jtitle=3224481 Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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