CHW San Diego (Part-time)
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
• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Minimum Qualifications (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 June, 2019. Paid CHW Certificate Training.