Summary:The Community Health Worker is a grant funded position which requires someone to coordinate several services and activities to improve the health of the Hispanic community, provide them with information and education in health care access and services.
This position will coordinate the implementation of a variety of health education and prevention services in west suburban communities with the goal to provide bilingual and bicultural health education, information about health community services and referral as needed to the Hispanic community members and families.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishes a direct and active collaboration among agencies and health institutions;
Coordinate and document the calendar of activities;
Work in the expansion of the network and participation of agencies/entities in the program;
Maintains updated a community resources and agencies data base;
Coordinate and conduct activities to increase awareness and use of public health;
Makes appropriate referrals to health clinics for people seeking services;
Support a referral system that facilitates the enrollment of community residents into clinical services at Alivio;
Act as liaison between participants and Alivio Services;
Prepare and submit activities reports, demographic data reports and other required reports as necessary;
Conduct outreach activities throughout the community on topics related to health;
Assists with activities related to the Alivio Medical Center outreach events;
Coordinate and plan the implementation of health fairs and special community events;
Provide presentations on topics related to health as necessary;
Participates in internal and community meetings as assigned;
Communicate regularly with Alivio Medical Center Health Education Programs Manager on progress and barriers to effective services;
Responsible for performing other duties as assigned by the Alivio Medical Center Health Education Programs Manager;
Participate at Alivio Medical Center major outreach and inreach events;
Other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Able to strongly embrace and personify the mission of Alivio Medical Center
Able to manage time, set priorities, work independently as well as an effectively in a team.
Have understanding and knowledge of Health Care Systems.
Have strong knowledge and experience in local, state and federal Health Care Programs and services.
Strong communication and organizational skills
Must be highly motivated, self- initiated, and flexible.
Computer knowledge necessary: Microsoft Office suites and internet navigation.
Manages and supervises staff listed below.
Alivio Medical Center’s Health Education Programs Manager, other Alivio Medical Center.
OSHA Category 2 – Involves no regular exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, but may require unplanned tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
H.S. Diploma or GED, or combination of education and previous work experience.
One year minimum of community involvement work. Experience working in the Latino community.
Community Health Worker training.
Proficient in Spanish and English. Excellent communication skills, especially written and public speaking. Excellent team member. Able to manage time and set priorities. Strong communication & organizational skill. Computer knowledge necessary: Microsoft Office suites and internet. Must be highly motivated, self-initiated, and flexible; prepare to work evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.