Seeking a Community Health Worker to provide resources, referrals, outreach and educational opportunities to the community.  A successful candidate must have good communication skills. Participate in several teams in the community, who together, serve to improve the needs of others.

Plan, prepare and implement projects/procedures for effective community outreach and enrichment.

May assist in facilitating workshops, events and other functions pertaining to outreach programs.

Communicate with community constituents through a variety of methods, with emphasis on interactions within the home or community environment.

Coordinate individual and family participation in health and social services programs and provide social support.

Support and educate patients in understanding screening results; medication management and adherence; exercise and nutrition; health care system navigation, substance use and/or other health information and behaviors.

Act as a patient advocate, with a goal to empower the community through knowledge delivery and skill-building.

Bridge community, cultural, linguistic and educational barriers to encourage self-care and participation in prevention programs.

Assure patients/clients obtain appropriate and timely services by making referrals, motivating and teaching people to seek care, teaching the importance of and assisting in set-up of follow up appointments, and coordinating care with other health provider personnel.

Identify and help forge positive relationships with local businesses, faith-based organizations, health care providers, social service agencies, government offices and other community resources.

Participate in regularly scheduled team or coalition meetings; be prepared to share both successes and opportunities for improvement with outreach activities and other responsibilities.

Complete initial peer education and/or community health worker education training and demonstrate competency.

Participate in continuous quality/performance improvement processes: participate in training and education opportunities to maintain and improve proficiency and effectiveness, incorporate new learning into daily work, and gather data to identify areas for improvement and monitor progress and success.

Respond to emergencies. As directed by supervisor, participate in disaster support, communicable diseases, outbreaks, and investigations in whatever role designated. Work with communities to provide support in areas of need. .

Provide accurate, complete and timely documentation of work activities and program data/statistics; prepare reports and summaries as requested.

Promote services and programs at CDHD.

Other duties as reasonably assigned. 


REQUIRED

High School diploma or GED.

PREFERRED

1-2 years experience working with the public in a health-related capacity. Proficient in English and Spanish.

 

Full-time, starting at $13.97/hr, excellent benefits. Apply at Central District Health Dept. 1137 S. Locust St. Grand Island, NE

Instructions to apply: Download and submit an employment application.

Open until filled.  EO/AAE


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