Community Health Connector (Bilingual)

Community For Positive Aging
June 13, 2022
Portland, Oregon
Job Type


Community Health Connector (Bilingual) - Community for Positive Aging


Position Scope

CFPA has an immediate opening for a full or part-time Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, or Slavic language) Community Health Connector to join our innovative team. You will, as a part of a new Community Health Team, expand our ability to address the needs of BIPOC and low-income seniors as well as adults living in subsidized housing. You will be a bridge between our community and systems, with the ability to uplift and empower people around their healthcare needs, and address disparities that low-income people of color face in utilizing and navigating health resources and systems.


About Us

The Community for Positive Aging (formerly the Hollywood Senior Center and The Giving Tree) is a dynamic work and community environment offering a diverse range of services and resources with the singular focus of empowering seniors and low-income adults to live their lives with independence and a sense of fulfillment.

CFPA fosters intergenerational relationships, recognizes the wisdom and experience of its elders, demonstrates awareness and respect for the aging process, and is committed to removing barriers to aging well. Older adults have access to a full spectrum of services, including social, emotional, educational, and recreational opportunities. We value and encourage contributions of older adults in our community and empower people of all ages to support and achieve happy, healthy aging.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: $42,000-$45,000 annually (adjusted to hourly rate if part-time)


CFPA is committed to employee wellness and well-being. Full-time benefits* include:


  • Generous time off plan beginning at 2 weeks for the first year of employment. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • 8 paid holidays plus 2 personal holidays to be used at employee’s discretion.
  • Paid sick leave
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan and SEP-IRA.
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Employer paid Life Insurance. 
  • Possibility for Loan Forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. 

*Part-time benefits include prorated vacation, sick, personal holidays, paid life insurance and possibility of loan forgiveness (at minimum 30 hours per week)


The Successful Candidate

You have knowledge and experience with BIPOC and low-income communities, and ideally represent and have lived experiences similar to the populations served. You enjoy people - learning about them, talking with them, connecting them to opportunities that improve their lives. You have intermediate proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean or a Slavic language. You are organized, a creative thinker, and enjoy being a part of a passionate team. You have the ability to adhere to trauma-informed principles and have an understanding of the causes of homelessness and poverty, and the impact of social determinants of health on individuals and communities. You are eager to aspire to the goal of this program: reducing health inequities and disparities for adults living in subsidized housing and older adults that access our services and events. You are committed to equity - across race, age, gender, culture - and support a culture of belonging wherever you go. 



Health Navigation

  • Work directly (through outreach and referral) with community members, helping clients access resources and educating the community using trauma-informed practices.
  • Identify clients’ physical, emotional, and cultural needs and help them access appropriate resources to meet these needs (such as connecting clients to mental health providers).
  • Direct clients to the best resources available to them (helping them with getting to appointments, communicating with providers, etc.).
  • Build working relationships with clients to support, educate, and assist them in navigating complex systems, community resources, and their healthcare needs in a culturally specific manner.
  • Motivate and encourage people to obtain care and other services, through a trauma-informed approach.
  • Support self-management of disease prevention and management of health conditions (including chronic disease).


Community Engagement & Education


  • Work with Community Health Program Manager to create and distribute educational content ( e.g. flyers, videos, email, and social media).
  • Collaborate work and education/engagement opportunities with other CFPA staff, in addition to the Public Health Program Manager.
  • Table at CFPA and other community events.
  • Advocate for the needs and perspectives of communities.
  • Connect people to resources and advocate for basic needs. 
  • Present to small and mid-size community groups on and off-site.
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events to benefit CFPA as needed.
  • Bridge community, cultural, educational, and other barriers to encourage self-care and participation in programs.
  • Help identify and coordinate services with members of client’s support network.


Program Coordination and Development


  • Collaborate with other staff to identify shared areas of work and collaboration.
  • Track and report data (attendance and other program metrics).
  • Work with Community Health Manager and on quarterly reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that educational materials are readily available and organized. 
  • Maintain and email referral  forms and files that clients may need.
  • Provide content for CFPA communications (e.g. newsletters or social media).
  • Work closely with Community Health staff in program planning and coordination.


Volunteers & Other


  • Work with Volunteer Program Manager to identify specific volunteer needs to support Community Health efforts.
  • Serve as a point of contact for volunteers at Community Health events or efforts.
  • Assist in providing training, support, and appreciation as needed for volunteers.
  • Attend all staff meetings and other meetings as directed by CFPA leadership. 


Commitment to Equity and Justice

The Community for Positive Aging is committed to building and supporting a workplace and community that is made up of all voices, and where everyone has a space to contribute their full potential. We are committed to removing barriers to participation and leadership in our programs and events, through our HR policies and practices, and through systems change that until now has perpetuated the inequities we see and experience daily. For more on our “equity journey” as an organization, please click here.


The Community for Positive Aging believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, heritage, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.

Location, Hours & Current Covid Protocols

Work hours are typically Monday-Friday, with some weekend or evening work attending community or Center events. While some work can be performed remotely, this position requires working on-site at the Center and in the field at affordable housing properties and other public locations, engaging with residents, and others in face-to-face interactions. PPE will be provided and all individuals will follow proper COVID-19 physical distancing and safety precautions. 



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