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Community Partners

Health Advisor

Community Partners
Bombita & LaHoya, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic

Date Posted: 10/05/2009
Categories: Missions/Int.
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Community Partners, Inc. - COPA is an Advance Special of the United Methodist Church Board of Global Ministries. COPA is also an Advance Special of the Sarasota District in Florida where it is based. There is a sister organization in England (COPA/UK) and an affiliated branch in Virginia as well as groups in several states that are also partners. COPA Directors also work with Dominican leaders in order to carry out the mission of building Christian communities.

COPA works in support of communities in the Dominican Republic. Volunteers from the U.K. and the U.S., alongside the people from the villages, have built two schools, two pre-schools, two dining shelters and two kitchens.

Community Partners, Inc (COPA) operates two schools and clinics in the villages of Bombita and LaHoya in the western province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic. This is a two year position; applicant will oversee operation of both medical clinics, patient education promoting good health practices, acts as school nurse, and for COPA staff. Works with DR Public Health Department.

We are currently looking to fill the position of Health Advisor and would seek someone with a heart for missions to spend 2 years in Dominican Republic and we need you by February 2010.

*Must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse.

*Computer literate able to work with MS Word, Access, and Excel, internet an email protocol.

*Should possess good organizational skills, good written and communication skills, able to motivate and work alongside local staff developing their skills.

*Spoken Spanish or the ability to learn Spanish is essential.

*Furthermore, the ability to read and write Spanish is useful.

*A valid passport is required.

*Housing, insurance, airfare, and a monthly stipend are provided.

*Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check before commencing work.

*Ability/willingness to operate and ride a Moped.

To appy for this position please forward your Resume and Cover Letter to this EMAIL Address.

Please if you have it in your heart or know of someone that could fill this position we would love to hear from you.