Community Health Worker - School Based
Company: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc.
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Community Health Worker - School Based (Lebanon Early
Full Time, 4-day work week, 36 hours per week
We 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
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
Works directly with the partnering school district to identify
needs and set student/patient -centered health and wellness
Builds relationships and interacts professionally with partnering
school district staff, (nurses, secretaries, teachers, etc.),
community partnerships, healthcare providers, and social service
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
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 systems
Connects 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.
Our benefits are designed to encourage a healthy work-life
4-day Work Week
Health (Both HSA and FSA options and access to our Telemedicine
Free 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 Program
Day One PTO Accrual
9 Paid Holidays
Valid Driver's License.
COVID Vaccine required for all new employees.
1-year clinical experience or Community Health field.
Trained in and/or experience in: Community Health Worker field
Healthcare Organizations and resources
Cultural beliefs and healthcare
Legal and ethical considerations
Disease-specific modules (e.g. asthma/COPD, cardiovascular
diseases, developmental disabilities, diabetes, overweight/obesity,
Keywords: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc., Springfield , Community Health Worker - School Based, Healthcare , Lebanon, Missouri
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