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Temporary Home Care Organizer

Based in St. Paul, MN
 

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is hiring organizers to help Home Care Workers grow and strengthen their Union. These organizers will knock on doors, make phone calls and talk to Home Care Workers, supporting them in taking collective action and building their Union to take on the fights that lie ahead. The Home Care Workers Union gives them the power to pull themselves out of poverty, and to make real improvements not just in their own lives but in the lives of the thousands of seniors and people with disabilities they serve. This position will be on the front lines of that fight.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with workers through house-visits and phone calls.
  • Identify and recruit leaders among Homecare workers, getting them actively involved in the campaign to continue to win improvements for themselves and their clients.
  • Work effectively both as part of a large team and on your own.
  • Take and give constructive feedback.
  • Establish rapport with workers from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Visit Home Care workers in their homes in every type of neighborhood in Minnesota.
  • Be flexible.
  • Be passionate about the fight to organize and improve the lives of Home Care workers and support them in winning a contract that pulls them out of poverty.
  • Any other responsibilities needed to build Home Care workers’ power.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent listening skills, especially the ability to draw out people’s individual stories by asking open-ended questions in direct conversations and phone calls.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to record accurate information on each conversation with a Home Care worker.
  • Experience working on your own, managing your time and being accountable for results of your independent efforts.
  • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to paint a clear picture of the union difference and to provide constructive feedback to coworkers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with people from widely varying ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Ability to recruit strong leaders to take action as part of the Home Care workers’ campaign.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle in good working condition. Must have proof of auto insurance.
  • Experience with election campaigns preferred.
  • Experience with union organizing preferred.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language – especially Somali, Hmong, or Spanish – preferred.
  • This is a temporary position with a weekly salary of $600.
  • Work hours include evenings and weekends.
  • The position will require a lot of driving, to talk with Home Care workers. Mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal rate. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should send a résumé and any references to Healthcare Minnesota Home Care Assistant Organizing Director, Brandon Nessen at brandon.nessen@seiuhcmn.org

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