Community Health Worker - FT/Days

Location: 
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Schedule: 
Full Time
Shift: 
Day Job
Job Listing: 
MIL001101
Healthcare professional

Tasks Performed by the Community Health Worker:

  • Conducts home visits and visits each family as required to meet program goals.Educates and advocates for parents of children.Conducts the CHW In Home Asthma Education Program for 80 families/year or as directed by program leaders to meet the goals of the grant.
  • Assesses the home environment, including situations that may lead to child abuse/neglect, developmental delay, or social isolation. Communicates concerns and issues timely and appropriately.
  • Serves as a resource for schools and community organizations.Provides outreach for a minimum of 8 hours a week/32 hour/ month or 384 hours per year or as directed by program leaders to meet the goals outlined in the grant.
  • Maintains accurate patient files and program documentation. Follows-up with clients: keeps ongoing contact with families as required to meet program goals.Attends scheduled department meetings and gives accurate monthly progress/tracking reports.Maintains daily schedule and keeps calendar up-to-date. completes reimbursement forms accurately and timely.Communicates with leaders about home visits and outreach on a regular basis established between CHW and leader.
  • Attends ongoing educational training, scheduled group meetings and other activities, including several community-based organization meetings.Participates in community health fairs and special events.Provides peer support.
  • Provides interpreter services in the field to assist with coordination of care.
  • Assist with maintaining a library of community resources relative to social and healthcare services.
  • Demonstrates understanding of age specific competencies for the population outlined in the grant.
  • Attends department specific staff meetings, in-services, education, and training. Participates in selected department specific process improvement projects. Participates in the orientation and development of students and/or new staff as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

  • Must be culturally and linguistically competent and sensitive to the target community
  • Prior experience working in health focused community based programs preferred
  • Minimal education: High School Diploma
  • Knowledge of community resources is preferred
  • Willing to travel to sites throughout Long Beach and surrounding communities and greater LA area
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid CA drivers license and  auto insurance documentation
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