This Full-time job is part of a HRSA grant for Sickle Cell Disease. The primary duties will be to identify persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, get them into a medical home, identify resources, educate on hydroxyurea and Endari, and conduct seminar to assist with empowering patients to advocate for themselves.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the PI and Program Director, the CHW will (1) provide health education and health promotion using evidence-based information for SCD and related issues; (2) develop partnerships with family organizations to ensure that families are empowered as partners in their care; (3) assist families with obtaining SCD educational and social support services; (4) assist with transition services; and (5) engage in activities that help ensure individuals with SCD have access to services, including a medical home, from the time of diagnosis through the lifespan.
The job involves travel. You will be attending health fairs, support groups, hospital clinic hours, etc in an effort to get patients signed up and assessed.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for coordinating access to services by assisting clients in utilizing available resources, including scheduling medical appointments, accompanying clients to appointments as needed, assisting clients with obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, educating clients about available community resources and referring clients to local social service agencies, coaching clients on self-management, conducting home visits and communicating client related information back to the Care Coordination Team (CCT).
The CHW assists clients with completion of medical program applications in order to build individual and community capacity and to serve as an advocate for clients and the community to assure they get needed services. The Community Health Worker is also responsible for identifying clients, completing initial needs assessments and maintaining follow-up with clients to ensure appropriate guidance to health services.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Employment Type: Full and Part-Time Hours/Per Pay Period: 80-160
CORE DUTIES: The CHW is responsible for identifying patients diagnosed with SCD (approximately three persons/month), and empowering them by ensuring they receive appropriate follow-up services, providing social support services, educating on FDA SCD approved treatment, and assisting emerging adults in the transition from pediatric to adult-focused health care (if applicable). They work with hospitals and medical centers, state agencies providing newborn screening follow-up, hospitals, schools, churches, and other CBOs that provide services to patients with SCD.
*Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED): B.A. degree, 2 years experience in health, social, or community services, CA driver’s license (proof of auto insurance required)
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual Spanish-English preferred; Previous experience working in/with local CBOs or agencies, B.A. or up, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Social Worker .
Previous experience working in/with local community-based organizations or agencies is preferred. Training will be provided if you are not a Certified Community Health Worker.
Cayenne Wellness Center and Children's Foundation provided the following inclusive hiring information:
We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability status.
This Full-time job is part of a HRSA grant for Sickle Cell Disease. The primary duties will be to identify persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, get them into a medical home, identify resources, educate on…
$17.00 per hour
$17.00 per hour
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