Community Health Worker - HWHF
Absecon, NJ (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=605+W+California+Avenue+Pleasantville+NJ+08232)
Full COVID-19 vaccination required
The Community Health Worker is responsible for conducting targeted community outreach activities to provide a source of enhanced social support and create a bridge between under-served and hard-to-reach populations and formal providers of health, social and other community services. This individual participates in community and educational activities to support the mission and goals of the HWHF Project.
+ Participates in community meetings, events, and health fairs linking high-risk families to Central Intake for further referral
+ Works closely with Referral Specialists
+ Provides health education to teach individuals how to make good health decisions, incorporate healthy habits/activities, and avoid harmful behaviors
+ Promotes health insurance/Medicaid enrollment
+ Provides case management to women who are not eligible for referral to home visiting programs and are in need of support and services
+ Networks with community partners in public health clinics, schools, colleges, hospitals, community centers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to increase referrals into Central Intake; assists with dissemination of HWHF materials in community through daily outreach
+ Ensures confidentiality of all client information
+ Participates in ongoing training sessions, conferences, and seminars
+ Completes all documentation in SPECT system to collect data, and track daily activities and event contacts
+ Attends and participates in appropriate Project meetings and activities, and other meetings as needed
+ Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to Perform Essential Functions:
+ Minimum requirement of high school diploma with two years of experience in MCH, other health or social related field, and/or Associate’s Degree
+ Valid driver’s license, current insurance policy and car
+ Knowledge of community resources
+ Effective oral communication skills
+ Ability to keep accurate records
+ Ability to work well with a variety of people and in a team fashion
+ Knowledge of communities they are serving preferred
+ Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
+ Must be able to see to read documents and hear well enough to communicate with others
+ Must be able to write, type on a computer, and use a telephone
+ Must be able to operate a motor vehicle
+ Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
+ Additional requirements to be determined with input from Director and HR
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travels regularly to sites where traffic, weather, and other environmental conditions may be encountered; otherwise works in a climate-controlled professional office environment generally free from hazards and other adverse working conditions. Works a flexible schedule that includes some weekend and evening hours.
Successful candidates for employment by SNJPC must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review.
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health. SNJPC offers a comp. salary and benefits pkg. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. EOE
SNJPC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply for employment with our agency without regard to abilities, age, race, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio economic status, educational levels, military/veteran status or any other characteristics.