Job Opportunity: Bilingual Front Office Staff @ Just Kids Dental in New Orleans and Kenner

Just Kids Dental in both New Orleans and Kenner are looking for a couple of Bi-lingual front office staff. No experience necessary, will train but of course front office medical/dental experience is a plus. Salary based on experience but between $10 – $15 and hour.

They can send a resume to me at

Or call for more details at 912.223.7228

Thank you for sharing with your wonderful Community Partners.


Kay S. Oplinger, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Integrated Healthcare Alliance, LLC

3502 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite A

New Orleans, LA 70118

504.410.3051 (office)

912.223.7228 (cell)


U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Dear Stakeholder

Attached please find a press release that was issued yesterday:  You will see links to an Employer Fact Sheet, Employees Fact Sheet, and some initial Frequently Asked Questions.  We anticipate additional guidance issued soon we will share them as soon as they are posted.  

COVID-19 and the Workplace

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

For further information about Coronavirus, please visit the HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


William Sabik

 Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130

General Resources during COVID-19


Tulane Med Students: Donating masks + supplies for healthcare workers!

  • As our frontline responders tackle the high demands of patients with COVID-19, we want to let you know how you can help Tulane Doctors and our allied health professionals continue their efforts to serve patients in our State’s epicenter—New Orleans.

  • We need the following supplies:  N95 masks, Surgical Masks, Face Shields, Goggles/Glasses, Medical Gowns, Gloves, Hand Sanitizers, Clorox Wipes, Combivent MDIs, Disposable Stethoscopes, Nasal Swabs, Viral Media for Transport, Anti-Viral Kaletra, and Hydroxychoroquine Tabs.

  • We are using the Department of Materials Management as a centralized location to receive items:

    • For small quantity items not requiring a pallet, you can ship or drop off to:
      • Tulane Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, Room 1101, New Orleans, LA 70112;  (504) 988-5104.  Hours are 8am-4:30pm M-F.
      • Murphy Building, 131 S. Robertson St., 1st Floor Innovations Lab, New Orleans, LA 70112.  (504) 988-9107.  Hours are 6am-10pm 7 days/week.
    • For large quantities requiring a pallet, you can use our Uptown location at 8333 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118; (504) 865-5211 8333.  Hours are 8am-4:30pm M-F.
  • If it is more convenient for us to pick up supplies from you, or if you’re delivering outside of the hours above, please call (504) 988-1527 and we’ll coordinate with you.
  • Donors who would like information related to charitable non-cash donations, please visit our Special Collections website.

Giving Hope

  • Giving Hope is classified as essential services by the city of New Orleans, so we will be giving away food as much as we can thru this crisis.  Our biggest need is volunteers. We are running a drive thru distribution system to help with social distancing.
  • We need volunteers at these times:
    • Tuesday-Friday – 9am – 4pm
    • Saturdays – 8am-1pm

  • Giving Hope is located at 13040 I-10 Service Rd New Orleans, LA 70128.
  • Text Beth Comer with questions: 504-231-9118

Project Ishmael – immigration legal clinic for children


Greater New Orleans Foundation – grants for hospitality workers

  • The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) launched the Louisiana Service and Hospitality Family Assistance Program, an initiative to support negatively impacted Louisiana service and hospitality workers who are supporting their dependent children and elderly parents and need help to continue meeting their basic needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The program will award grants of up to $1,000 to support service and hospitality industry employees who are primary caregivers for dependent children and elderly parents

  • To qualify, individuals applying must also:
    • Have earned below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Worked more than 32 hours per week in restaurants, bars, or hotels in the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s 13-parish region prior to March 9, 2020
  • To apply for an award, visit GNOF’s online grants portal at The application portal will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020.  Applications will be available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese online only. Applications will be reviewed within 10 days and successful awards will be disbursed within 14 days.


New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee

Councilmember Palmer’s Hospitality Food Pantry


COVID-19 resources for undocumented immigrants and allies

COX COVID-19 low rates for internet access

Grants to organizations working directly on COVID-19 response, loans for lost revenue, etc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana: Crisis and Disaster Response Grants

Sunrise Movement

  • Across the country, millions of students are home from school to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe. While there are resources emerging to continue education, there is nothing to replace the community and personal development other school programs were providing. And there aren’t many options for restless students who want to do something about all this.

  • So, this Tuesday, we’re launching Sunrise School: an online training program designed to develop thousands of young leaders and introduce them to the fight for a Green New Deal. As we transition many facets of our organizing to digital platforms, we realize the massive amount of people power required to keep our movement strong during the crisis and ready for action once it passes. With so many students stuck at home, wondering what’s going on and if they can help, it’s the perfect opportunity to get involved.

  • Sign up now to join our first training: a 4-day Green New Deal & Coronavirus crash course. Don’t forget to invite friends who are also out of school and passionate about making this country better for everyone.

  • In the Green New Deal & Coronavirus crash course, you’ll learn exactly what the Green New Deal is and where it came from, how it fits into the coronavirus crisis, and how we can work together to win it, including actions you can take even while stuck inside!


FirstLine Schools

  • There is an immediate opportunity to apply for a lead garden educator position at Langston Hughes Academy (LHA), at the former site of E.D. White School, in the Fairgrounds area of Mid-City. If you are familiar with LHA, you know that its beautiful schoolyard garden is also the home of resident goats, chickens, and a pot-bellied pig named J-Lo by the students. LHA’s “Dreamkeeper garden” hosts hundreds of environmental science education, family programming and school-based social emotional learning (SEL) provided by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans staff.
  • If you know anyone who might be a good fit for this opportunity, please forward this announcement, as we are looking to fill this position quickly with recommendations as early as the end of the week. Other FirstLine Schools instructional, non-instructional, and central office vacancies can be found here on our career center page.

Restaurant Opportunities Center UNITED (ROC)

  • Hiring for a Lead Organizer (see attached job description)

2020 ROC UNITED Lead Organizer Position.

Liz Burpee | MPH, MSW | she/her/hers
Interim Executive Director & ReFresh Director | Broad Community Connections

US Department of Labor Job Postings

Please see the links below to the job announcements. Please feel free to circulate these announcement to your associates, stakeholders, etc.

If you have any questions please let me know

William Sabik

Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 373-0691 cell

(504) 299-1497 office/fax

U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay

Good morning

I am sharing with you the press release:

  • On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay. For more information, please visit

If you have any questions please let me know.

William Sabik

Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist
United States Department of Labor

Wage and Hour Division
New Orleans District Office
600 S. Maestri Place, Suite 615
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 373-0691 cell

(504) 299-1497 office/fax

NOELA Care Coordinator Position

Position Title: Care Coordinator

Reports to: QI Director

Effective Date:

Shift:M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm




Individual will provide support for community members, patients, staff and clinic in order to most effectively provide patient care.  This position works closely with the QI Director, physician, staff and community members in coordinating chronic disease and preventative care for members, provide social services and interpreting.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent required. Higher education desirable.
  2. Ability to use various standardized word processing and spreadsheet software required; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access software preferred.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work in a culturally diverse, patient-centered, holistic atmosphere.
  5. Ability to travel to and work at different sites as needed.
  6. Familiar with operation of electronic office machines (phones, copier, fax, scanner)
  7. Knowledge of HMO, PPO and Governmental payer policies and guidelines preferred.
  8. Vietnamese or Spanish speaking preferred.



  1. Competently establishes and manages database registry for chronic disease care.
  2. Coordinates Patient Education materials with staff and clinicians; and insures appropriate flow of materials within clinic.
  3. Assists clinicians in education and clinical management to patients/families regarding diagnosis of disease management, including medical nutrition therapy for diseases.
  4. Works closely with Quality Improvement Directors preforming audits, coordinating research efforts, quality of care improvements and benchmarking.
  5. Responsible for coordinating group visits and working with clinic staff.
  6. Perform other tasks as required.


Care coordination:

  1. Establishes and manages database registry for chronic disease and preventative care, particularly for cancer screenings and prevention; collaborates with clinicians and staff in patient care visits using knowledge for basic guidelines.
  2. Assists clinician for coordination of Patient Education material with staff and clinicians; and ensures appropriate flow of materials within clinic;
  3. Responsible for education and clinical management of patient/families regarding the importance and methods of cancer screening;
  4. Works closely with Quality Improvement team to perform audits, coordinate research efforts, quality of care improvements and benchmarking;
  5. Responsible for coordinating Disease Specific Group Visits, working closely with physician, utilizing nursing knowledge and skills, completing required charting and documentation.
  6. Uses time efficiently by evaluating and prioritizing tasks, calendaring workload to ensure ample time for completion in a timely manner. Prioritizing to adapt to changing situation and to accomplish the most essential activities according to health center needs.  Assisting others as needed.
  7. Other: See attachment with regards to Care Coordination “Specific Duties.”



Provide language services to non-English speaking patients to help them communicate with doctors, nurse practitioners, medical office assistants and other clinic staff


Social services:

Provide community members, clients, and patients with social services such as Medicare, Medicaid, ACA, SNAP enrollment and other services that may benefit the community.


Additional tasks as needed:

  1. Cross trains with other support staff to assist as needed as relating to clinic efficiency.
  2. Cross train across NOELA CHC sites as appropriate.
  3. Exhibits a willingness to learn new tasks.
  4. Complete programs or projects as relevant to personal academic needs in relation to clinic mission statement.


Financial Responsibility:None

Supervisory Responsibility:None

Positions Directly Supervised:None

Is this position at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens?Yes

Is this position at risk of exposure to Tuberculosis?  Yes


Employee provides services associated to NOELA Community Health Center, its participating physicians and clinicians, which is a covered entity under the HIPAA rule. In the scope of performing functions, including but not limited to management, administrative, financial, legal and operational support services, I may have access to Protected Health Information (PHI), which is information, whether oral, written, electronic, visual, pictorial, physical, or any other form, that relates to an individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health status, condition, treatment, service, products purchased, or provision of health care and which reveals the identity of the individual, whose health care is the subject of the information, or where there is reasonable basis to believe such information could be utilized to reveal the identity of that individual.

Yes__X___      No______


In signing below, I certify that this job description is an accurate representation of the responsibilities of this position.


___________________________________________ ____________________

Employee                                                                                Date


___________________________________________ ____________________

Supervisor                                                                                Date


La Voz de la Comunidad – Partnerships for Success Project Coordinator

LA Voz de la Comunidad
Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success Project Coordinator

General Description: To coordinate strategies of the SPF-PFS program action plan. The position answers directly to the PFS project director. The position is full time for 40 hours per week. The project coordinator must be fluent in Spanish. Position salary range is $30,000 to $60,000. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promote recruitment of stakeholders
  • Coordinate the facilitation of community education, training and special events
  • Participate in media messaging and events at schools, radio, TV, print media, and the Internet (web site and social media) as outlined in action plan
  • Coordinate Media Campaigns as outlined in the action plan
  • Coordinate the Alcohol compliance activities as outlined in the action plan
  • Recruit schools to implement CCYS as outlined in the action plan
  • Recruit schools and community organizations to establish Language Access Policies as outlined in action plan
  • Travel will be required
  • Conduct Responsible Vendor Classes as outlined in the action plan

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral health sciences or related field; or equivalent professional experience with community coalition building. Two years experience in fundraising, event planning, or working with youth. Strong Spanish language proficiency and ability to travel to multiple locations within the community. Must work flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as determined by the program director. Must be able to work independently and able to develop a network of Latino contacts and resources.