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CHW Fresno (Part-time)

CHW  Oakland (Part-time)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This Part-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.
The job involves travel. You will be attending health faires, support groups, hospital clinic hours, etc in an effort to locate persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, follow them, provide support services, educate and assist them in advocating for themselves.

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

• Knowledge of the community being served and its residents, resources, and problems
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local programs and their eligibility requirements and application processes
• Knowledge of principles and practices of care coordination and self-management techniques
• Knowledge of health and social service system
• Knowledge of confidentiality standards
• Knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards
• Knowledge of basic medical and sickle cell terminology
• Knowledge of health care program assistance
• Knowledge of CHW scope of practice and code of ethics
• Skilled in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
• Skilled in time management
• Skilled in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
• Skilled in customer service
• Skilled in case documentation
• Skilled in building and maintaining relationships
• Ability to actively listen
• Ability to work as a team and with peers
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to use web-based and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel)
• Ability to travel

• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

 

REQUIRED PREPARATION

Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED):

• Minimum B.A. degree required
• Minimum of 2 years experience in health, social, or community services required
• Proof of valid state driver’s license and auto insurance required

Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or above would be preferred, Bilingual Spanish-English would be preferred. Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Social Worker preferred.

Previous experience working in/with local community-based organizations or agencies is preferred. Training will be provided if you are not a Community Health Worker. Job begins November, 2019. Paid CHW Certificate Training.

Salary: $15.00/hr

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