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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Community Health Representative.
In this role, the successful candidate provides weekly individual psychoeducation sessions to improve elders mental health. Individuals hired will be thoroughly trained on an evidence-based curriculum grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy to help elders better deal with stress, depression, and anxiety as part of the Positive Minds Strong Bodies research project. The goal of the Positive Minds Strong Bodies research project is to improve the ability of community-based organizations to address physical disability and mental health among minority elders. The project will evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavior and physical activity intervention to reduce the risk of depression among minority elders. The project is led by research partners at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), in partnership with community-based organizations such as Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Branch. The part-time community health worker will provide the weekly sessions at Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Branch (CPC) - located in Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, NY.
Assist Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Branch (CPC) to: Coordinate and implement psychoeducation pilot and intervention sessions; Participate in 1-2-day study training and weekly 1.5 hour supervisor check-ins; Conduct 10hrs of role play sessions with supervisor & 10 hrs of audio recorded practice sessions; Participate in bi-weekly CPC meetings for study staff and weekly CHW support calls; The position will require a minimum of 2 days per week, approximately 5-10 hours per week (sessions will typically occur Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM)
Report directly to the CPC Director and NYU CSAAH Project Coordinator on the progress and accomplishments of the recruitment process.
Complete and upload materials as needed for tracking progress
Communication responsibilities include: contacting participants to schedule sessions, responding to research staff and CPC staff in a timely manner
To qualify you must have a fluency in reading and speaking Mandarin Chinese
Familiarity with the Sunset Park, Brooklyn community, community-based organizations, community leaders, and resources
Experience in building relationships and working with community members
Strong desire and commitment to work on research on minority elders and disability
Knowledge of minority communities in New York City
Ability to work well with academic partners and community-based organizations
Due to the part-time nature of this position, individuals with flexible schedules preferred
Student of Social Work or graduate with a Masters in Social Work a plus
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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