Community Liaison - Bilingual Mandarin/Cantonese & English

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017

Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
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The College of Public Health's Rehabilitation Sciences department is looking for Community Advocates - Bilingual (Cantonese or Mandarin / English) for a one-year pilot project to assist Chinese immigrant parents/families of children with autism. This project has three overall objectives: t o enhance the quality of life of children with autism and their families within the Chinese immigrant community; to promote family and culturally centered principles within health professional education and practice; and to support diversity within the health workforce and workforce development. Responsibilities include serving as a cultural and linguistic liaison between families, students, and faculty: advising students on cultural and linguistic differences: attending family, student, and faculty meetings and coordinating activities with students and families; Maintaining confidentiality of information related to this project and following university policies and procedures as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of directly related advocacy experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work with diverse populations.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Demonstrated ability to use various forms of communication (e.g. phone, email, text).

*Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with families, students, and faculty.

*Strong problem solving skills.

*The ability to operate a computer for word processing.

*Bilingual skills in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

*Ability to travel throughout the Philadelphia community as required.

This is a part-time grant funded position at approximately 3 hours per week.

This position requires a background check.

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