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Choice Health Network - Community Health Worker: Transitional Jobs

Location

Education Required

Hours

Experience Required

# of Openings

Salary

 408 S. Beach Blvd, Suite 111, Anaheim, CA. 92804

See below

Part-time

None

15

$17/hour

 

JUSTICE INVOLVED: No


JOB SUMMARY:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is part of the care management team and is responsible for promoting members’ optimal health and well-being through active engagement and helping them navigate and access health services. The CHW supports providers and the care management team through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. Through 1:1 in-home visits as well as group education and support, the CHW helps identify members’ barriers to care and their preferences, provides education and mentoring, and connects them to resources, including case management services and advocates for the individual.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Cultural Mediation among Individuals, Communities, and Health and Social Service Systems

  • Educating individuals and communities about how to use health and social service systems (including understanding how systems operate). Educating systems about community perspectives and cultural norms. Building health literacy and cross-cultural communication.

  • Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Education and Information: Conducting health promotion and disease prevention education in a manner that matches linguistic and cultural needs of members.

  • Providing necessary information to understand and prevent diseases and to help members manage health conditions (including chronic disease).

  • Care Coordination, Case Management, and System Navigation: Participating in care coordination and case management. Making referrals and providing follow-up

  • Coordinating transportation to services and helping address barriers to services. Documenting and tracking individual and population level data. Informing people and systems about community assets and challenges.

  • Providing Coaching and Social Support: Providing individual support and coaching. Motivating and encouraging people to obtain care and other services. Supporting self-management of disease prevention and management of health conditions (including chronic disease). Planning and/or leading support and health education groups.

  • Advocating for Individuals and Communities: Advocating for the needs and perspectives of communities. Connecting to resources and advocating for basic needs (e.g. food and housing).

  • Conducting policy advocacy for their communities.

  • Building Individual and Community Capacity: Building individual capacity. Building community capacity. Training and building individual capacity with peers and among CHW groups.

  • Implementing Individual and Community Assessments: Participating in design, implementation, and interpretation of individual-level assessments (e.g. Health Risk Assessments, medication reviews, home environmental and safety assessment). Participating in design, implementation, and interpretation of community-level assessments (e.g. windshield survey of community assets and challenges, community asset mapping).

  • Conducting Outreach: Case-finding/recruitment of individuals, families, and community groups to services and systems. Follow up on health and social service encounters with individuals, families, and community groups. Home visiting to provide education, assessment, and social support.

  • Presenting at local agencies and community events.

  • Attend regular staff meetings; virtual and other meetings as requested. Manage assigned caseload.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


SKILLS DEVELOPED:

  • Cultural Mediation among Individuals, Communities, and Health and Social Service Systems

  • Educating individuals and communities about how to use health and social service systems (including understanding how systems operate). Educating systems about community perspectives and cultural norms. Building health literacy and cross-cultural communication.

  • Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Education and Information: Conducting health promotion and disease prevention education in a manner that matches linguistic and cultural needs of members.

  • Providing necessary information to understand and prevent diseases and to help members manage health conditions (including chronic disease).

  • Care Coordination, Case Management, and System Navigation: Participating in care coordination and case management. Making referrals and providing follow-up.

  • Coordinating transportation to services and helping address barriers to services. Documenting and tracking individual and population level data. Informing people and systems about community assets and challenges.

  • Providing Coaching and Social Support: Providing individual support and coaching. Motivating and encouraging people to obtain care and other services. Supporting self-management of disease prevention and management of health conditions (including chronic disease). Planning and/or leading support and health education groups.

  • Advocating for Individuals and Communities: Advocating for the needs and perspectives of communities. Connecting to resources and advocating for basic needs (e.g. food and housing).

  • Conducting policy advocacy for their communities.

  • Building Individual and Community Capacity: Building individual capacity. Building community capacity. Training and building individual capacity with peers and among CHW groups.

  • Implementing Individual and Community Assessments: Participating in design, implementation, and interpretation of individual-level assessments (e.g. Health Risk Assessments, medication reviews, home environmental and safety assessment). Participating in design, implementation, and interpretation of community-level assessments (e.g. windshield survey of community assets and challenges, community asset mapping).


REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  High School Diploma or GED


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Stand for extended periods of time with the ability to push, pull, and reach.

  •  Occasionally bend, sit, stoop, and stretch.

  • Have a full range of motion, including ability to assist patients in sitting and standing.

  • Have hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, fax, and medical equipment.

  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds


This opportunity is available to WIOA participants only. To enroll in the program or inquire about services, please complete the Career Services Interest and Eligibility Assessment by scanning the QR Code (Attached below) or contacting the OC Workforce Solutions Center at (714) 480-6500 or info@ocworkforcesolutions.com.


This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please call (714) 480-6500. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 or 711. Please call 72 hours in advance to allow the OC Workforce Solutions Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.

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