Community Health Worker - Home Visiting
Wilmington, DE Support Services
Job Type
Full-time
Description

WESTSIDE IS LOOKING FOR HOME VISITING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO JOIN THE SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM!


JOIN A CARING, DEDICATED TEAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Westside Family Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that provides high quality primary medical care without regard to ability to pay. At Westside Family Healthcare, the Home Visiting Community Health Workers (HV-CHW) helps patients, and their families navigate and access community services and other resources to adopt healthy behaviors. The HV-CHW provides health promotion information during the stages of prenatal and up to 5 years of age, service referrals to home visiting services, and case management patients and members of the community.   


Since opening our doors in 1988, Westside has been driven by our mission to improve the health of our communities by providing equal access to quality healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. With 240 team members, five health centers, one mobile health unit and over 27,000 patients all across Delaware, Westside is committed to improving health, one patient, one family, one community at a time.


WORKING AT WESTSIDE MEANS WORKING IN A PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL HOME. A Primary Care Medical Home is not a special building. It is a way to provide healthcare that puts the patient at the center of health care decision-making. As a community health center, Westside Family Healthcare provides care for everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of ability to pay, immigration or citizenship status, national origin, religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


Our Mission: To improve the health of our communities by providing equal access to quality healthcare, regardless of ability to pay Our Vision: Achieve health equity for all

Our Values:

  • Compassion: Lead with compassion
  • Service: Serve with humility
  • Excellence: Be exceptional
  • Empowerment: Empower all people

OUR BENEFITS: Our benefit package includes medical insurance (two plans to choose from), dental insurance (through Guardian Dental), vision insurance, life insurance paid by Westside with the option to purchase more paid, short-term disability paid for by Westside, long term disability paid by the employee, a 401(k) retirement plan with a match, and supplemental insurances. We offer a generous PTO package and flexibility to provide work/life balance. Westside Family Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOME VISITING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER:  

  1. Providing education and resources with the goal of reducing maternal health disparities and improving infant health in collaboration with home visiting programs in Delaware. 
  2. Plan and execute activities that strengthen partnerships and community engagement.
  3. Conduct outreach activities in targeted zones, focusing on reaching high-risk women and children up to 5 years. 
  4. Establish trusting relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and encouragement. 
  5. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals and community organizations to coordinate comprehensive care and support services.
  6. Traveling between our Dover and Wilmington sites and communities throughout Delaware to conduct meetings, and outreach events in the community with individuals and established patients to provide case management.
  7. Complete screenings and needs assessment, identifying social needs, developing effective service plans.
  8. Maintain accurate and timely documentation.


Requirements

MINIMUM OBJECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High-School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) 
  2. Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.
  3. One year of related work or volunteer experience 
  4. Knowledge of community resources appropriate to the needs of patients/families 
  5. Six months of experience using computers and Microsoft Office software 
  6. Driver’s license and clean driving record
  7. Ability to work weekends, evenings and nights as needed
  8. Ability to travel independently between our Dover and Wilmington sites 
  9. Ability to travel to communities throughout Delaware as needed