Full Time 40 hours Grade 006 Social Work Division SMH Responsibilities General Responsibilities: Under the supervision of a licensed social work supervisor, the Community Health Worker provides outreach support, concrete and case management services to women and teens of reproductive years and their families in an effort to improve their health, personal well-being and parenting skills. Specific Responsibilities: Clinical Services â?? The community health workers are assigned to women and teens and their families by the project social worker. The community health worker assumes the following responsibilities: Establishment of a supportive relationship utilizing the Family Development Curriculum tools with assigned families In conjunction with the family identification of a family service plan that assesses for health and psychosocial/educational needs and steps toward securing identified services or desired outcomes Case management with particular focus on attaining recommended, prenatal, postpartum, inter-conceptual, and pediatric preventive as well as specialty care as indicated. Assistance to the families in acquiring needs to include safe and adequate housing, day care, food, household goods and appliances, baby items, WIC, TANF, food stamps, health insurance, prescriptions and medical equipment. Facilitation of participantsâ?? attendance at health and social service appointments to include directly transporting when necessary. Teaching of healthy behaviors and parenting, infant stimulation, household management and self-care skills utilizing structured curriculums. Provision of advocacy and support as needed to remove barriers, preventing families from receiving services or entitlements as needed. Community Health Worker intervention occurs primarily in the participantâ??s home, through completion of regular home visits. Caseloads will not exceed 25 participants requiring home visiting with an additional 10 participants who need information and referral services. In the course of completing home visits, Community Health Workers need to exercise sound critical judgment in recognizing high risk situations and respond based on training in ways that minimize risk. Community Health Workers are available to directly transport program participants to medical or social service appointments, program activities, or to other locations that are part of the participantâ??s service goals. In addition, Community Health Worker are available to clients during crisis. The Community Health Worker assists in orienting consumers and the community at large to the project. The Community Health Worker works collaboratively with other members of the health care team and with other community service providers. Interventions are documented according to Project and Social Work Division policies and procedures. Community Health Workers provide clinical coverage in the absence of their co-workers. Administrative: Community Health Workers participate in activities of the Social Work Division including, but not limited to staff meetings, mandated Hospital and Social Work Division training, UHS review, completion of statistics and time reporting, conflict of interest forms, and documentation of clinical activities. Qualifications: The Community Health Worker must have a high school diploma or GED and experience with the targeted community and community-based organizations with diverse cultures. In addition, the Community Health Worker must demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Further desired qualities include experience in a service related field, demonstration of empathy and acceptance of a variety of families, and the ability to work one-to-one in a supportive, nurturing relationship. The Community Health Worker must have a registered vehicle and requisite insurance as well as a clean driving record in order to transport clients. Bi-lingual/Spanish skill is preferred.
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