Food Access Assistant

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Harbor Health
November 16, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Food Access Assistant

PT NBE Less Than 20 Hours

Boston, MA, US

6 days agoRequisition ID: 1674

The Food Access Assistant plays an important role as a member of the Prevention Services team, helping to increase access to information and resources that support the health and well-being of everyone in the communities Harbor Health serves. The Food Access Assistant helps to operate the weekly food pantry on Tuesdays at Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center and participates in other food access programming as needed.

Position is 10 hours weekly, Tuesdays 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to acquire community healthcare experience and work closely with our Community Programs staff! 


Essential Functions:

  • Assists in operating the weekly food pantry at Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center on Tuesdays between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM:
    • Unloads food and other items, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, navigating narrow passageways, and adjusting to weather conditions.
    • Greets food pantry clients in a friendly and pleasant manner, while navigating cultural and language differences.
    • Records client attendance in an Excel database.
    • Assists new clients in filling out registration form and captures demographic data.
    • Packs bags of food to be distributed using nutrition guidelines.
    • Assists in tracking of inventory and placing orders.
    • Assists in data collection and reporting for grant funders and other stakeholders.
  • Assists with client food access needs, including food pantry deliveries and WIC client shopping.
  • Participates in seasonal community assistance programs, including but not limited to Thanksgiving food access and holiday toys for children.

Preferred/Required Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proven effective communications skills with various populations of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Proven effective customer service skills.
  • Experience working in a high-paced environment.
  • Understanding of how social determinants and health disparities affect overall health preferred
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and be available to work on Tuesdays starting at 7:30 AM.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese. English/Haitian Creole, English/Cape Verde Creole or English/Portuguese preferred.

Harbor Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. 

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