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Community Health Worker 1 (CHW License required)

Location: Temple
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

*JOB SUMMARY*The Community Health Worker 1 delivers community health services in the areas of needs assessments, referral services, client education, documentation and diversity education.*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE* * Assists clients in gaining access to needed services and increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency while also learning how to best utilize available tools and services (e.g., outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, etc.) in order to effectively serve our clients. Assists with referrals and linkage to follow-up services within the community and within the Organization. * Assists with needs assessments and the development of patient plans. * Conducts culturally appropriate skills building self-management education sessions on different topics for groups and individuals. Builds understanding of the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status and life experiences of the community served. * Learns and assists in teaching basic concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and self-management. * Obtains basic vital signs, measures height and weight, conducts point of care testing. * Administers evaluation tools to assess program effectiveness. * Assists in documenting plans, goals, education and follow-up in a timely manner, utilizing agreed upon documentation standards.*KEY SUCCESS FACTORS* * Knowledge of the community to be served. * Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. * Strong interpersonal skills that encourage relationship building with a diverse group. * Requires the capacity building and advocacy skills. * Teaching skills preferred. * Good organizational skills. * Skilled in the use of computers and related software applications. * Ability to administer evaluation tools to assess program effectiveness. * Ability to conduct needs assessments, develop patient plans, conduct and navigate patient to appropriate interventions.*BENEFITS*Our competitive benefits package includes the following * 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 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level *QUALIFICATIONS* * EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent * EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience * CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION Community Health Worker (CHW): CHW license by the Sate of Texas. Associated topics: business development, case manager, case management, development manager, liaison, office manager, program development, project development, project management, resource development

Keywords: BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE, Temple , Community Health Worker 1 (CHW License required), Other , Temple, Texas

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