Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund

Overview: The Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund (MFAF) is a non-profit organization located in Kansas City that exists to serve the needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Lafayette County, Missouri. The organization serves approximately 400 farmworkers who migrate to Missouri to harvest apples each fall. MFAF seeks an organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to serve in the full-time Assistant Healthcare Case Manager position. This position will assist in the provision of language interpretation and case management services for migrant and seasonal farmworker clients in medical, dental, and educational settings.

Essential Responsibilities:

Advocate for the basic rights and needs of migrant and seasonal farmworker clients by facilitating access to healthcare encounters and meaningful interpretation services therein.

Complete comprehensive medical interpreter training course through local institution upon hire.

Provide interpretation and case management for clients’ healthcare encounters. This responsibility will include scheduling appointments; accompanying clients to appointments; interpreting during clients’ appointments; and coordinating referrals for specialty care on behalf of clients.

Coordinate file maintenance for client health and educational progress and records by writing case notes and organizing client records.

Organize schedules with local clinics and other service providers to facilitate healthcare access for migrant clients during special evening and weekend hours during the apple harvest season (Aug-Oct).

Assist with general MFAF programming during the fall migrant season, such as outreach to migrant labor camps and weekly distribution of food and other essential items to farmworker families.

Participate in the implementation of MFAF’s youth programming, when needed. Such programming may include after-school sessions with the Teen Empowerment Collective (TEC), educational enrichment opportunities for kids during the summer months, and interpretation for families who participate in early childhood programming (like Parents as Teachers).

Assist with other MFAF programming during the “off-season”, such as educational support programs for both children and adults, school-setting interpretation, IEP case management, monthly food distributions, Women’s Group, and other family programs (i.e. Christmas party, graduation dinner).

Other responsibilities and administrative tasks as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience, Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (human services, social work, international studies, etc.)

Minimum of two years’ work experience in social services, healthcare, or similar setting

Bilingual English/Spanish (must be able to speak, read, and write proficiently in both languages)

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Ability to work independently (i.e. is self-motivated) and thrive in a team setting

Availability to participate in 60-hour medical interpreter training course (when offered)

Flexibility and willingness to work varied hours (especially during the fall migrant season)

Critical thinking skills when faced with stressful and/or emergency situations

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Valid U.S. driver’s license and good driving record

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google email and applications

Application:

Please send cover letter and résumé with three professional references as separate attachments Elizabeth Reid, Program Director (elizabeth.mfaf@gmail.com) and Suzanne Gladney, Executive Director (migrantproject@hotmail.com).

To apply for this job email your details to elizabeth.mfaf@gmail.com