Position: Community Health Worker
Grant-funded July 2020–June 2021
32 hours per week. Holidays and paid time off
Responsible for creating and implementing a framework for the organizations social determinants of health. Work across the organization to connect health, food, and housing programs to meet client needs. Serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy,
Duties are to conduct SDOH screenings. Identify and address the health-related social needs of uninsured clients through screening, referral, and community navigation services.Help individuals and families develop their capacity and access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care, and health
information. Facilitate communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems. Support healthier behaviors and lifestyle choices. Deliver health information using culturally appropriate terms and concepts. Provide informal counseling, support, and follow-up. Provide health
education services and programs. Serve as the point of contact for clinic specialty appointments and
referrals. Support organization priorities and activities.
Qualifications include knowledge of population health, social determinates of health, and value-based healthcare. Experience in an organization that provides health and social services. Knowledge of community resources appropriate to the needs of patients/families. Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting, be flexible, and handle changing workload with multiple projects and competing priorities. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical and confidential information and reports. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, regulations, standards, and policies applicable to health and social programs. Ability to implement data collection and work collaboratively to drive program accountability and improvement activities. Skills in social media platforms, special events planning, and designing informational products. Skills in basic computer technology and MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Bachelor's degree in a health sciences program, sociology, psychology, political science, business administration, public administration, or related field, from an appropriately accredited institution related to the specific program assignment; -or- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Screening of applications to begin May 12, 2020. Position open until filled. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.