Community Health Worker II
Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: March 15, 2023
Location: City of Revere, MA Health Department
Work Days: Various shifts including evenings and weekends
Category: Social Work
Department: Health Access & Outreach
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Various Shifts
Union Name: Union of Social Workers
CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE IS HIRING! Summary:
The Community Health Worker II will be an integral member of CHA's Community Health Improvement (CHI) Team. The CHW will work closely with CHI and community partners and serve as a liaison between the healthcare, municipal systems, and the community to facilitate access to services, address barriers to care, increase the delivery of culturally appropriate services and actively build individual and community capacity. This position will be assigned to work in Malden, Everett or Revere.
The goal is to improve community resilience in Malden, Everett and Revere, and address COVID response and long term recovery. We use a Community Health Workers (CHW) model, embedding ethnic/community-based workers in CHA clinics and in the local Boards of Health of each partner community. The deployment of trained community health workers in community and in municipal settings will strengthen COVID response efforts and address existing health disparities.
The program will support and empower communities and health systems in equitable recovery from the pandemic through successful vaccination efforts, and equip these partners to handle future emergencies in ways that mitigates inequities.
This is a new position, the roles and responsibilities will be fluid and created between CHA and communities to best serve people.
All responsibilities of the CHW will be consistent with the scopes of practice acts governing community health workers in Massachusetts.
The CHW shares ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and/or life experiences with the community members they serve. We seek a high energy individual with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills. Must have the ability to multitask and effectively interact with all members of the health care team, including patients. Must maintain confidentiality around patient issues and take initiative to proactively organize and manage the responsibilities of the job. Must be flexible and empathic while engaging patients and problem-solving barriers to improving their health. Requires daily travel between primary care sites, hospitals/ specialty care, and home visits.
Language: Bilingual (English and Portuguese, Haitian Creole and/or Spanish) in the specific cultural/language group of the primary care region served.
Education/Training : Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in human services or a related field strongly preferred. CHW Certification (when available), Community Health Education Center training within one year of start date, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) training, or 2 years of health science related coursework.
Work Experience: Two years in a relevant human service field in a multidisciplinary setting; experience with relevant community groups and/or in a multicultural setting preferred.
Physical Skills: Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, fax machine, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires ability to meet with patients in their homes and in community settings.
Soft Skills: Ability to work effectively with many constituencies. Ability to work independently while also being a skilled team player. Ability to communicate clearly in written and oral communication. Ability to process sensitive information in a timely manner and maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be detail oriented. Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments. Ability to concentrate and complete tasks with ongoing interruptions and distractions.
Working Conditions and Physical Environment: Vehicle required. Will require travel between CHA sites, to patient homes, and to community service providers. Requires evenings and weekends.
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin . click apply for full job details
Location: City of Revere, MA Health Department
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