Bi-lingual Parent Educator – Memphis, TN

Open Date: Mar. 06, 2014
Close Date: Mar. 13, 2014

The Bi-lingual Parent Educator will recruit and maintain a caseload of thirty (30) families; conduct semi-monthly visits to clients; present the “Parent as Teachers” curriculum to clients as well be fluent in Spanish and English.


*Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. *Requires 2 years of relevant work experience. *Good oral and written communication skills, including good reading skills. *Ability to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and objectivity. *Record keeping skills to maintain legible, accurate, up-to-date files so that information is readily researched and retrieved. *Ability to maintain confidentiality and objectivity. *Effective computer skills to include database management, word processing, spreadsheets, and the Internet. *Possess the ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families, *Organizational skills to determine workload priorities.

HDN & Family Service Worker-American Way – Memphis, TN


Open Date: Jan. 13, 2014
Close Date: Jan. 20, 2014
DESCRIPTION The Health Disabilities and Nutrition/Family Service Worker will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor to provide social work/case management services to parents and children from 6 weeks to three (3) years of age.

QUALIFICATIONS *High School Diploma or GED; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred. *One (1) or more year of experience in social service/education setting. *Bi-lingual candidates in Spanish preferred to provide translation services to clients. *Knowledge of community resources. *Ability to work effectively with parents and staff to improve the quality of life for their children. *Ability to work with all organizational levels while maintaining the highest ethical standards, to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining objectivity & confidentiality, and to work as a team player assisting all employees as necessary. *Good administrative and organizational skills to determine workload priorities to maintain accurate information so that it is readily researched and retrieved with a strong attention to detail. *Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) to include good reading skills.

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR)


Reports to: Vice President of Education

Job Classification: Full Time, Salaried

Summary Description: Develops, coordinates, and facilitates HIV testing and educational programming that is both culturally-appropriate and age-appropriate for Hispanic teens and adults in the Mid-South; Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with other agencies and youth-service organizations serving the Hispanic community and creates opportunities to provide education and HIV testing.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides HIV testing, counseling, and RESPECT counseling to PPGMR’s Hispanic Outreach and Health Center clients.

2. Runs a network of HIV testing community locations, including locations that require weekly after-hours testing.

3. Cultivates and maintains relationships with agencies and service providers in the community with a particular focus on creating opportunities to provide outreach education and HIV testing to Spanish-speaking clients.

4. Supports staff in creating educational materials and experiences linguistically and culturally appropriate for Spanish-speaking clients

5. Attends training programs, seminars, conferences, and other meetings relating to the delivery of HIV related services

6. Maintains accurate records of HIV testing, client care and referral, education, and outreach activities.

7. Perform other duties as directed

Job Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in health, education, counseling or related area preferred, fluency in Spanish required.

Experience: 1-2 years of experience in health promotion with Spanish-speaking clients strongly preferred; sexual and/or reproductive health experience preferred Skills: Ability to work independently and communicate effectively with youth, parents, community leaders, facilitation, organization, program development, and marketing skills.

Additional Requirements: Demonstrates in cover letter ability to conduct HIV testing and education in Spanish and English

Special Requirements: Committed to Planned Parenthood’s goals and ideals. Knowledge of family planning and sexual health, HIV/AIDS strongly preferred; accepts a flexible work schedule that includes regular night hours; must have an automobile with current driver’s license and insurance; physically able to lift and carry 25 lbs.

To apply:   Email resume and cover letter to Elokin CaPece at ecapece@ppgmr.org .

Homeless Connect 4 Needs Volunteers

300 more volunteers are needed for this Thursday at the Convention Center.  If you have at least 4 hours in the morning or at least 2 hours in the afternoon, please go to the Community Alliance for the Homeless Website and sign up.  I am conducting training in my class on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in GOH 314 and Wednesday at 3:00 PM in GOH 308.  Spanish language translators are especially needed.  If you have any questions, contact me by email.

Femi I. Ajanaku, Ph.D.

Center for African & African American Studies

LeMoyne-Owen College

807 Walker Ave.

Memphis 38126

901 435-1427

The Church Health Center of Memphis; a not for profit organization, is currently seeking a fulltime Medical Assistant for its primary clinic.  The Medical Assistant provides direct patient care by facilitating initial patient screening and assisting clinic physicians as needed.  Bilingual in Spanish and X-ray certification is a plus for this position.

The hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8:00am –5:00pm- however, some flexibility in hours worked will be required on the part of the chosen candidate.

*Only those resumes that meet the following criteria will be reviewed for consideration*

Job Description

The Medical Assistant position consists of a variety of clinic tasks that include:

  • Check in patients in a timely manner per policy and procedure
  • Perform needed screenings and diagnostic procedures
  • Manage patient flow in assigned area


Applicant must possess:

  • High School diploma or certification of completed GED program
  • Certification of completedapproved Medical Assistant program
  • Minimum two years working experience as a Medical Assistant beyond an externship is required

Special Skills & Knowledge

The following skills are required for consideration:

  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • First-rate time management capabilities
  • Exceptional knowledge of lab procedures and diagnostic testing

Due to the volume of applicants, all resumes should be submitted as instructed below for proper retrieval and review

Submit current resume electronically to:  paulsenc@churchhealthcenter.org

Type “M.A.” in the subject line

Employment consideration includes a background  screening

Inquiries  to the Clinic, HR, or the Church Health Center about resume status  will not be accepted during the application process.  If we choose to interview you, an HR representative will contact you.