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- Provide program participants with education and emergency response information related to extreme weather.
- Participate in community outreach activities such as public events, door-to-door canvasing, and face-to-face conversations in order to share information related to staying safe during climate emergencies. This includes, but is not limited to, information about extreme heat, extreme cold, wild fires, and flooding.
- Post climate emergency information to our NWFS Spanish Facebook page.
- Assist with public events by helping with planning, researching, setting up, booking locations, outreach, and advertising.
- Translate and transcreation of materials in English and Spanish as needed.
- Participate in public events by assisting in the event coordination, providing demonstrations, and giving presentations in Spanish and English.
- Distribute protective gear to program participants.
- Assist families in preparing safety plans for weather emergencies. This includes the location of warming and cooling stations.
- Prepare hot and cold weather kits for program participants.
- As funding is available, conduct home visits in order to identify and assess those who might be eligible for portable air conditioners.
- Work with local Public Health departments in order to get information on climate protection best practices and obtain up-to-date information.
- Conduct surveys for the company and county as needed.
- Distribute food boxes as needed to program participants.
Education / Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Bilingual and bicultural English/Spanish is required.
Skills and Abilities
- Must be able to effectively translate material from English into Spanish.
- Able to give presentations and/or demonstrations in front of small or large groups.
- Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.
We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are valued and given opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.
Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.