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Clinical Health Navigator - Bilingual (PS21)

Company: Benton County, OR
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Salary : $41,346.00 - $54,252.00 Annually

Location : Corvallis, OR

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 24-00102

Department: Health Services

Division: AFSCME

Opening Date: 06/04/2024

Closing Date: 7/2/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Bargaining Unit:: AFSCME

Classification:: Program Specialist 1

FLSA Exempt Status: Overtime Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Benton County is looking for a Bilingual Clinical Health Navigator to provide assistance to our beautiful community! If you love to help people and have a background in Public Health, Education, Community Outreach, Health Services or Health Navigation we'd love to hear from you!

The first review of applications will be on June 20, 2024.
Applications that are submitted after this date may or may not be considered for interviews. The posting may close without notice after the first review date when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.

Health Navigators work as part of an interdisciplinary team to conduct community level outreach, education, and navigation services. They conduct organizing and mobilization to engage communities and organizations in health planning, program development and policy activities. They may provide specialized services depending on their area of assignment. This position will provide services throughout Benton and Linn Counties, specifically at the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties, as well as community partners in the area. Health Navigators provide clinical and social health navigation services, care coordination, self-management education, outreach, enrollment and engagement for our Benton and Linn County patients and surrounding communities.

Please Note: This is a Bilingual Spanish/ English position and offers a Bilingual Differential of base salary plus an additional 5% upon successful completion of required language testing.

Click here for a complete list of the duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.


  • Generous time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
    • 10 Paid Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
    • $0 Health Insurance Premium!
      • Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your eligible family members without additional premium.
      • In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Health Reimbursement account!
        • Apart from your deductible you can use this money for things that aren't traditionally paid by insurance - i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications
        • You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year
        • Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
        • Get ready for retirement. Generous employer paid contributions!
          • After 6 months of employment:
            • The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
            • The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 1.5% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
            • A free and award-winning wellness program
              • Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health.
              • Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities.
              • Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs!
              • 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($50,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
                • Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates!
                • Annual salary range of:
                  • $41,346 - $54,252
                  • This position guarantees two salary raises within your first year. Increases are given at the end of the 6 month probationary period and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
                  • Have benefits questions?
                    • Reach out to us anytime:
                      The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

                      We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members.

                      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
                      The following minimum qualifications are REQUIRED for this position:
                      • 1 year of education or technical training beyond High School; AND
                      • 1 year of work experience in Public Health, Education, Community Outreach, Health Services, or Health Navigation. - OR -

                        • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Community Health or related field; AND
                        • 6 months of work experience in Public Health, Education, Community Outreach, Health Services, or Health Navigation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least six months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.
                          Special Requirements:
                          • This position is Bilingual and requires duties to be done in both English and Spanish. Successful completion of language testing is required.
                          • Valid Oregon driver's license. The Ideal Candidate
                            • Has knowledge and experience connecting with community and social services in Benton and Linn County.
                            • Has experience planning and conducting outreach to hard-to-reach populations.
                            • Has experience using health literacy principles.
                            • Has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please click on the link:

                              Questions regarding this position can be directed to
                              Lizdaly Cancel, Health Navigator Program Manager

                              Benton County Health Department

                              Telephone: (541) 766-6506

                              Working & Living in Benton County
                              Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county's 90,000 residents like to say they "have it all."

                              Working at Benton County

                              Living in Benton County

                              How to Apply
                              • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
                              • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
                              • Answer all supplemental questions. After you Apply
                                • You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
                                • Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment. Additional information
                                  • This is a FLSA non-exempt position.
                                  • This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
                                  • This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies and establish a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies.
                                  • Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
                                  • This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
                                  • Applicants applying by the next review date will receive first consideration before those applying after the review date. Therefore, the position may close at any time, apply now if you are interested.
                                  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
                                  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
                                  • Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
                                  • If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.

                                    Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.

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                                    For more information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 541-766-6081.

                                    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AT BENTON COUNTY

                                    Working for the County is so much more than a job. It is a chance to make a local difference - in your own life and the lives of the people around you.

                                    Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, ninety miles south of Portland and forty miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural and major sporting events. Combined with unmatched outdoor recreation, County residents like to say they "have it all". With the Cascade Range, eighty miles to the East, and the Pacific Ocean fifty miles to the West - going out for a day at the beach, fishing, hunting, cycling or hiking is all within reach - Benton County truly offers something for everyone.

                                    We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of its employees and their families. Competitive benefits and an active employee wellness program is a top priority for the County.


                                    Please describe your knowledge and experience with community and social services in Benton and Linn Counties. If none, enter N/A.


                                    Are you English/Spanish bilingual? (Includes Reading, Writing AND Speaking.)
                                    • Yes
                                    • No

                                      Required Question

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