COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER/ PROMOTORE
Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for providing outreach and education services including health promotion and community intervention activities for access to healthcare, insurance enrollment and family planning and preventive health services. Works with other associates, community leaders and volunteers to coordinate new programs and services to meet CCHC community benefits and outreach needs. As an advocate for community health the CHW also works to educate the general public on the services available at CCHC and eligibility requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement innovative outreach strategies to identify underserved individuals in CCHC’s service area and educate/assist for access to primary care, insurance enrollment and family planning programs offered at CCHC.
  • Participates in, coordinates, and/or attends community events such as health fairs and community fora, as a representative of Comprehensive Community Health Centers.
  • Conducts outreach to high risk patients through phone calls, community events, community-based agencies and organizations.
  • Maintains documentation of program activities, and assists in tracking data related to special programs and projects.
  • Assist and educates patients in utilizing health insurance and resources, including scheduling medical appointments.
  • Secures and maintains partnerships with community-based organizations, both for profit and non-profit, as well as with other government and non-government entities.
  • Assist in planning and program implementation as assigned.
  • Assess the needs of the individuals and communities they serve.
  • Advocate for patients and community participants’ rights, health, and well-being; encourage participants to advocate for their own health.
  • Keep accurate logs of all outreach and enrollment activities; share all data with direct supervisor.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community-based organizations; participate in community events; network with community stakeholders.
  • Bridge the gap between communities and the health and social services systems.
  • Develop program outlines and facilitates education on various health topics identified based on needs of the community.
  • Assists in formulation, planning, and implementation of policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Assists and educates patients in accessing health related services, including but not limited to: obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and /or social services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1+ years working in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of determinants of health, health behavior and outreach strategies
  • Must have a valid Class C driver’s license and reliable transportation

PAY RATE: $18-20/hr


BENEFITS:

Medical, Dental and Vision – 100% paid by Employer

Life Insurance and Accidental Dismemberment – 100% paid by Employer

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

401K

401K Matching

Flexible Spending Account

Fringe

Supplemental Insurance