NOW RECRUITING; CalFresh Outreach Associate *For immediate hire *Position open till filled *Bilingual English/Spanish a must
REPORTS TO: CSU Executive Director
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Outreach Associate will increase CalFresh participation among underserved, immigrant, seniors, and working people in Los Angeles, with a focus on the neighborhoods served by CSU in South Central LA.
The Ideal Candidate:
Is outgoing and personable and likes engaging with community members in multiple and varied locations. Understands the connection between good food and good health and is enthusiastic about facilitating assistance to local families to access healthy food by enrollment in CalFresh. Is interested in working as part of a dynamic team, is flexible, rigorous and can work independently.
Assess potential eligibility of CalFresh applicants.
Complete CalFresh applications and accompanying verification documents.
Provide CalFresh presentations, enrollment clinics, workshops, and trainings at direction of the ED
Conduct outreach in appropriate settings at the direction of the ED
Assist Helpline callers with food referrals as needed, conduct follow-up to Helpline callers interested in CalFresh and send correspondence, as needed.
Distribute culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach materials particularly targeting Spanish-speaking immigrant communities.
Ability to work some nights and weekends and occasional travel.
Provide interpretation and assistance to facilitate client access to CalFresh information and services.
Keep accurate, detailed records and progress reports on information distributed, contacts, and services provided as required.
Attend team and collaborator network meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
High school diploma/GED equivalent
Dependability, punctuality, and initiative
Compassionate and caring
Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding client information
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Basic mathematical competency – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
MS Word, Excel, Outlook proficiency required; experience managing Access or other database system helpful
Strong knowledge and familiarity with Los Angeles and South LA neighborhoods is desirable
Experience of similar work is desirable
Applications must include: (incomplete applications will not be considered)
Contact: By Email or US Mail only. No phone calls.
Do not send to any other CSU emai