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Home Care Organizer

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

This is a Job position in St Paul posted Mar 30.

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is hiring organizers to help Home Care workers win the biggest Union election in the history of Minnesota. These organizers will knock on doors and talk to Home Care workers, supporting them in taking collective action and building their Union.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with workers through house-visits and phone calls.
  • Identify and recruit leaders among Homecare workers.
  • Visit Home Care workers in their homes in every type of neighborhood in Minnesota, and Establish rapport with workers from diverse ethnic, social and economic groups, and experiences of disability.
  • Be flexible and passionate about the fight to organize 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 and communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to recruit strong leaders to take action as part of the Home Care workers’ campaign.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle in good working condition. Must have proof of auto insurance.
  • High school diploma or GED required. Higher education preferred.
  • Experience with union organizing and working with people with disabilities preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language – especially Somali, Hmong, or Spanish – preferred.

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 federal rate (currently 56 cents per mile).

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.