Community Health Worker

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Do be determined based on experience

Published

10/04/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

10/19/2018

Address

81 York Street
Jersey City
New Jersey
07302
United States

Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Responsible for connecting clients with services, including but not limited to healthcare, insurance, social services, and other community resources. Assist clients by coordinating appointments, making referrals, follow-up and support services as needed. Provide education to individuals and groups. Provide case management as required.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

·       Conduct neighborhood “on the ground” outreach and networking to find and connect with high-need individuals, with particular emphasis on those not yet engaged in mainstream service systems.

·       Use standardized assessment tools and client-centered approaches, identify client and family needs, goals, strengths and challenges.

·       Refer and provide direct 1:1 assistance to help clients obtain and consistently utilize prenatal care, preconception/interconception care, primary care, etc. This will include assistance in completing applications, finding service providers and scheduling appointments, helping clients arrange transportation and childcare, and providing follow-up reminders prior to scheduled appointments.

·       Provide education about family planning services in the community to prevent unintended pregnancies and promote spacing of subsequent pregnancies.

·       Provide individualized social support to encourage and reinforce health promoting behaviors.

·       For clients not enrolled in other home visitation programs, offer and provide regular case management services that include client-centered provision of health information, modeling and demonstrating skills, and reinforcing positive health choices/behaviors. These Case Management services will be provided according to a set schedule, with a caseload recommended by the funder.

·       Refer clients to Hudson/Union Central Intake for coordination of evidence-based home visitation and other services.

·       Collect data and maintain confidential client files as required by funder.

·       Will use personal vehicle for all travel, and must have a valid driver’s license, registration, insurance, etc.

·       Handle other duties as requested.

·       Assist the Support Service team with case management as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a variety of office, health care and community settings; may involve bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 35 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, stooping and walking. Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision. The employee will attend meetings at a variety of places and will need to drive. Occasional stair climbing is required.


WORK REQUIREMENTS: There are no unusual work conditions. Noise level at work is moderate. The employee will experience outside weather conditions while in transit to and from meeting or during special events. Able to work evenings and weekends as required. 


PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Offer of employment is contingent upon final candidate's successful completion of a physical examination. If a provider selected by the Consortium conducts the physical examination, there will be no expense to the employee. If the employee opts to choose their own physician to conduct this examination, employee will incur the expense.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate. Associates degree preferred.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Computer literacy.  Good verbal and written communication skills.  Experience providing outreach to women and high degree of familiarity with Hudson and Union County health and social services required. Successful applicants will have nonjudgmental attitude and be resourceful and flexible in working with clients.  


Benefits

Paid Time Off

Medical

Holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (Spanish) required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position please send a cover letter and resume to Gloria E. Acosta-Nelson, Director of Housing at gacosta@yorkstreetproject.org




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