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Community Health Worker - School Based

Company: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc.
Location: Hollister
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Community Health Worker - School BasedFull Time, 4-day work week, 36 hours per week$15.00/hour minimumWe offer competitive salary, benefits (including medical, dental, vision), retirement, PTO, and recognize 9 paid holidays.If you are a compassionate professional who provides exceptional quality care, Jordan Valley is for you! We are Missouri's largest Federally Qualified Health Center founded in 2003 and we serve 75,000 patients each year. The mission of Jordan Valley is to improve the health of our community by providing high-quality and accessible medical, dental, and behavioral health services to Southwest MO. We're collaborative and believe in always going above and beyond as part of our commitment to deliver excellent care to our community!Job Overview:Community Health Workers (CHW) work throughout the Jordan Valley service area to facilitate health equity. CHWs build relationships with patients who access the health center or those within the community who are in need of services. Through that relationship, the Community Health Worker will serve as a liaison between patients and resources. CHWs facilitate access to care, improve quality of life and address the effects of social determinants of health.Duties:Works directly with the partnering school district to identify needs and set student/patient -centered health and wellness goals.Builds relationships and interacts professionally with partnering school district staff, (nurses, secretaries, teachers, etc.), community partnerships, healthcare providers, and social service providers.Responsible for pre-working school-based consent forms and entering information into patient's charts.Responsible for coordinating and attending school-based events and child centered clinic events planned by Jordan Valley and the partnering school district.Schedule and execute school-based appointments such as telehealth appointments, dental exams, well child exams, and vision exams.Provide referrals and follow-up on referrals following a school-based medical, dental, behavioral, therapy, or vision appointment.Works directly with a patient's treatment team and participates in care coordination and/or case management.Assists patients/students and community members in navigating health and social service systemsConnects patients with resources for basic needs.Works in a manner that builds individual and community capacity by empowering and educating members of the community.Provides basic health screenings (i.e Well Child Checks).Provides culturally appropriate health education and information to advance patient's health literacy related to their conditions. Benefits Our benefits are designed to encourage a healthy work-life balance.4-day Work WeekHealth (Both HSA and FSA options and access to our Telemedicine program)VisionFree dental and life insurance, and long term disability. Affordable rates for family dental and life insurance. 403b retirement match on the 1st of the month after 30 days. Employee Assistance ProgramDay One PTO Accrual9 Paid Holidays

Required Qualifications:Valid Driver's License.COVID Vaccine required for all new employees.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree.1-year clinical experience or Community Health field.Trained in and/or experience in: Community Health Worker field Communications Healthcare Organizations and resources Lifestyle choices Child development Project/event organization Cultural beliefs and healthcare Legal and ethical considerations Disease-specific modules (e.g. asthma/COPD, cardiovascular diseases, developmental disabilities, diabetes, overweight/obesity, tobacco use) Conducting interviews PI182172847

Keywords: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc., Springfield , Community Health Worker - School Based, Healthcare , Hollister, Missouri

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