POSITION SUMMARYThe Bilingual Community Health Worker engages the community in the services and activities of the Health & Wellness Center and provides education, outreach and support to the community as well as individuals and families served. The Community Health Worker works within the multi-disciplinary team to reduce disparities to care, supports individuals and families with specific disease management, increase access to primary care, behavioral health and community resources. Wheeler Health & Wellness provides an integrated, comprehensive continuum of patient-centered primary care, behavioral health and community resources to enhance health equity and achieve the triple aim of health reform: improve health, reduce costs & increase quality.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
High School Education or GED plus 2 years of experience working with individuals and families in the community are required.
Due to program needs the candidate must have the ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently.
Knowledge of or residence in the target community of Hartford, strongly preferred.
A valid Connecticut Driver’s license is required.
Ability to work on a team to ensure program goals are met, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and is committed to personal and program growth. Ability to manage time effectively. Ability to represent the Clinic in a professional manner.
FQHC in Waterbury, CT
Full time primarily Monday through Friday with the flexibility for Saturday coverage as required.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
– For Good Health
– Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
– Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution
– Wellness Programs
– Free annual flu shots
– For a Secure Future
– Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
– For Retirement
– 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
– For Career Advancement
– Education Reimbursement Program
– Training and development opportunities
– For Work Life Balance
– Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
– Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participates in and supports community and mobile COVID testing and vaccination activities.
Supports care management services and supports the development of care management plans specific to each assigned client and family, including interventions necessary to increase the probability of treatment completion, and to improve life functioning.
Maintains records of coordination of care, outreach, patient support and/or care management activities for reporting and tracking purposes and completes all documentation for client and program records in accordance with documentation timelines and in compliance with Medicaid, licensing and other regulatory requirements/agencies as defined by program.
Participates in the planning, coordination, and implementation of community engagement, education, outreach and support activities designed to enhance access to primary and behavioral health care. Outreach and education activities include prevention, health promotion, and wellness training events and programs; health screening events; recovery support services; mutual support groups; and referrals to other community resources.
Provides peer support and role modeling in the office and/or community settings outside of the office to teach families how to identify needed resources and supports in their communities.
Supports individuals and/or families in the education of specific disease management.
Supports daily program specific operational functions as required. May transport clients to appointments or linkages as appropriate. May involve visiting clients in their homes and/or community settings.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision, team meetings, staff meetings or rounds. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Demonstrates clear, concise, professional writing and oral reporting skills with basic computer skills.
Works effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by communicating appropriately and positively with colleagues, families, internal and external service providers, administrative staff and actively preparing for and participating in team meetings.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
How to Apply