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Community Health Worker - Public Health Outreach Worker

22nd Century Technologies Inc. (TSCTI)
Emporia, VA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $20 Hourly
  • Contractor
Job Description

Duration: 12+ Months

Work hours: 20 - 32 hours per week; flexible hours dependent upon program needs; Could require occasional evenings or weekends.

Job Description:

  • The Crater Health District seeks two (2) Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support the "Healthy Living and Learning Center (HLLC)” expansion in Surry and Sussex and Emporia/Greensville. The CHWs will connect community members to health resources throughout rural libraries throughout the Crater Health District. The HLLC is a health literacy program housed at local libraries that aim to bridge the gap between healthcare offices and citizens. The HLLC will serve as an information hub to address chronic health burden and health literacy issues which exist in the district.
  • Coordinate health literacy and health education program activities within the local libraries and the community.
  • Develop new community partnerships as sources of referrals to HLLC programming and to provide additional programming
  • Conduct outreach and promotion efforts.
  • Recruit program participants for HLLC activities, events, and community partner services (BP checks, etc.).
  • Staff the HLLC in partnership with designated Library staff, Crater Health District staff, volunteers and community partners.
  • Facilitate and assist with health observance program implementation.
  • Acquire community resources (videos, brochures, flyers, incentives, reference books, etc.).
  • Maintain connection with local health education services and programs, collaborate with other agencies and consult with subject matter specialists in the planning and implementation of HLLC programs.

Community Outreach:

  • Plays an integral role in educating the public. Responsible for outreach both in the community and with local partners and businesses including schools, churches, and stores. Will perform a variety of outreach activities including door-to-door flier distribution, meetings with local residents and partners, health fairs, and community events. Knows and builds relationships with local community members and leaders to determine health needs of the community and to build trust.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with local residents.
  • Participates in the coordination of regular health promotion activities such as local community events, organizational events and health fairs.
  • Refers community members to services, resources and information based on their stated needs.
  • Educates client on the proper use of the Emergency Room and provides information for alternatives.
  • Coaches patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care. Assists patient in understanding care plans and instructions.
  • Motivates patients/clients to be active and engaged participants in their health and overall wellbeing.

Team and Professional Development:

  • Coordinates activities with supervisor to assure optimum use of time and effort.
  • Attends staff meetings and community meetings.
  • Participates in in-services, workshops, and classes to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Attends program-required training/educational sessions.
  • Identifies and requests attendance at appropriate educational programs to enhance job performance. Maintains records of trainings and submits documentation to supervisor.
  • Participates in team processing sessions to discuss successes/challenges in program implementation, relevant current events, community feedback, resources, etc.
  • Participates in all team meetings and staff meetings, and retreats.
  • Assists with grant application preparation and reporting as requested.
  • Participates in team photos, press briefings and media appearances when requested.
  • Works with LHD programs/staff and/or community partners to implement programs/activities related to identified categories.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by state department of education.
  • Three years of work related health and human services or relevant community volunteer experience, such as with parent groups, faith-based organizations, civic groups, etc.
  • A related two-year (Associate) degree may be substituted for the required experience with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress.
  • Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Complete (after hired) Institute for Public Health Innovation – Virtual CHW Core Skills Training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified community health worker.
  • Experience in community education/outreach; knowledge of public health topics such as health equity, health disparities and social determinants of health.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to work independently including organizing an prioritizing activities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.
Company Description
About our Company: -

22nd Century Technologies, Inc., is one of the fastest growing IT Service Integrator and Workforce Solution companies in the United States. Founded in 1997, 22nd Century Technologies is a Certified National Minority Business Enterprise with 6,000+ people including 600+ Cyber SMEs nationwide supporting our customers in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. With HQs in Somerset, NJ and Mclean, VA, 22nd Century has 14 offices throughout the United States. As part of our unrelenting focus on quality and compliance, 22nd Century Technologies’ delivery is based on Certified Matured Processes including CMMI L3 Dev & SVC, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, and ISO 9001 quality processes. With a strong focus on the public sector, 22nd Century currently holds government contracts with 14 out of 15 Federal Executive agencies including DoD, 37 other Federal agencies, 50 States, 115+ Local agencies, and 37 School Districts. In the last three years, we have expanded our services to Fortune 500 and other commercial clients and currently support 80+ commercial clients.

Recognized among “Best Company to Work For” by Forbes, 22nd Century Technologies, Inc., consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations by focusing on their absolute satisfaction with jobs while keeping our employees motivated.
“22nd Century Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer" and “US Citizens & all other parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply."

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Why Work Here?
At 22nd Century, employees are our greatest asset and the reason behind our success.

About our Company: - 22nd Century Technologies Inc., (TSCTI) is one the fastest growing healthcare staffing companies in the United States. With presence in all 50 States and 6000+ employees nationwide, we have been providing unparallel healthcare and technology staffing services to Public and Private sectors for over 26 years. Started as a technology staffing company in 1997, we have significantly expanded our healthcare practice to both Clinical and Non-Clinical staffing, serving various facilities, healthcare organizations and government agencies. Our ISO certified staffing practices and technology driven staffing procedures – from recruitment to onboarding, along with an internal pre-vetted resume database of healthcare professionals, enable us to serve our customers with their immediate staffing needs. TSCTI has extensive experience providing Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and other Allied Health professionals to various states – California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Vermont, Virginia to name a few, and Our valued relationships with employees as well as commitment to meet and exceed clients’ expectations through our exemplary employees proves our competency in today’s healthcare staffing industry. Recognized among “Best Company to Work For” by Forbes, 22nd Century Technologies, Inc., consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations by focusing on their absolute satisfaction with jobs while keeping our employees motivated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


22nd Century Technologies Inc. (TSCTI)

Emporia, VA
23847 USA




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