The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) is hiring a Community Health Worker (CHW) with previous health education experience to work across SUHI's health interventions related to breast health, asthma and diabetes. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Program Initiatives, the CHW will be responsible for providing and coordinating health education, as well as case management services. The CHW will serve as a bridge between the patient and the medical system by building trusting relationships with community members served by the program.
Specifically, the CHW will be responsible for community outreach and providing health education in a variety of settings including health fairs, community events, group sessions, and other formats as needed. The CHW will also help in identifying barriers to accessing quality care, work with individuals to overcome these barriers, and provide referrals. For asthma, the CHW will work closely with program participants in their homes to provide comprehensive asthma and healthy homes education. In the area of breast health, the CHW will work with women to obtain timely and routine breast health screenings, and assist women with navigating the health care system to obtain screening results and appropriate diagnostic and treatment services as needed. For diabetes, the CHW will help clients create personalized wellness plans and promote diabetes self-management. Activities will also include program promotion, enrollment and collecting health information from those interested in SUHI's programs.
SUHI is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate CHW candidate that has previous experience in community health education and meets other job requirements outlined below.
- Must have high school diploma or GED
- 2 years health education experience preferred
- Familiarity with and experience working in Chicago's Westside communities (resident of Westside communities preferred)
- Passion for and dedication to working with community members
- Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
- Must have a valid driver's license and own a car
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint preferred
If interested, please apply by visiting http://www.sinai.org/careers. Contact Gloria Seals at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.257-5679 with any questions. Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer.
The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) was founded in March 2000 to generate creative approaches to improve the health of Chicago's urban communities. Led by a team of dedicated and energetic social epidemiologists, the Institute provides evidence-based examination of community health status, the effectiveness of interventions and clinical care, and health-care delivery methodologies. A major component of the Institute's work involves social issues, such as racism and poverty, and their impact on health. For more information about the Sinai Urban Health Institute and this project visit: www.suhichicago.org.