Overview

Position: Community Health Worker – HPPI
This position will assist the Minority Health Coordinator along with the Maternal Child Health Program to serve as a link between underserved communities and existing community resources. The CHW assists clients in overcoming barriers to health, social services, and education, by providing connections to community resources and health education tools. The CHW builds partnerships with local community organizations promoting health and reducing disparities, while understanding of the socio-economic needs and culture of the populations/communities served.

Basic Qualifications:
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Proficient oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with persons from a wide diversity of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Effectively deal with managing time and multiple competing priorities
A valid OH/MI driver’s license and reliable transportation are required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Certification as a Community Health Worker

Responsibilities:
Conducts neighborhood outreach activities, including partnering with community members and neighborhood leaders, to target vulnerable, underserved minority populations.
Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health and developmental educational information to target populations.
Serves as a central resource on behalf of TLCHD to build relationships in identified “at risk” communities in order to identify, refer and develop resources that remove consumer barriers to accessing needed health and other social services.
Attends appropriate community or networking meetings to facilitate activities and gathers information necessary to increase consumer access to healthcare information and services.
Enrolls eligible women and their families in the OEI and Healthy Start program, connects them to medical care, and makes appropriate referrals.
Builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
Works effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and available institutional resources.
Connects the client to social and health services as required; assists in the completion of paperwork.
Works with specific populations to improve health outcomes by bridging access to health care services and addressing social determinants of health.
Assists with the development of community outreach events aiming to reduce and eliminate health disparities
Assists with the collection, development and dissemination of data affecting minority populations within our community.

Other Duties & Responsibilities: Attends meetings and trainings as scheduled, and performs other duties as assigned.

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