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Remote Community Health Worker I - CHW Certification Required

Company: Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Location: Temple
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Location/FacilityTemple, TX- This position sits 90% remotely. Candidates must reside in the state of TX! Shift/Schedule Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm A Community Health Worker (CHW) I is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between the health care system, social services, and the community. A CHW I is a trusted member, and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A CHW I assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research. The ideal Community Health Worker will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of the community the Community Health Worker will serve Communication skills, both verbally and in writing Interpersonal skills that encourage relationship building with a diverse group Capacity building and advocacy skills Teaching skills Organizational skills Computer literate The ideal candidate for the Community Health Worker I role is someone who has the following attributes: Conduct needs assessments, develop patient plans, conduct and/or navigate patient to appropriate interventions designed to improve access to health care and/or health status. Provide referral and linkage to follow-up services within the community and within BSWH Following a defined protocol, conduct culturally appropriate skills building self-management education sessions on different topics for groups and individuals. Teach basic concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and self-management. BenefitsOur competitive benefits package includes*: Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% Tuition Reimbursement PTO accrual beginning Day 1 *Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent EXPERIENCE - Minimum/no experience required

Keywords: Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Temple , Remote Community Health Worker I - CHW Certification Required, Other , Temple, Texas

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