Community Health Worker
Community Medical Centers Stockton, CA
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
The Community Health Worker is responsible for providing clinic based health education and outreach services to community clients, addressing chronic disease and prevention techniques. The Community Health Worker reports to the Clinic Manager.
· BA degree and two (2) years of experience working in health education, or
· Five (5) years of experience working in a related field
· Public speaking ability
· Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish written and verbal, commensurate with college level
· Valid California driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
· Promote health benefit programs and clinical services in
· Organize community meetings and focus groups
· Develop and complete a community survey and needs assessment to determine additional services, eligibility for health programs, feasibility for expanded hours, and options for another facility in the community
· Outreach to community residents to promote benefits for the uninsured
· Provide clinic-based health education services for clients and conduct community-based education and outreach addressing chronic diseases and prevention techniques
· Travel to different sites as assigned
· Attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required by supervising staff
· Maintain records of community outreach, education and meetings and complete data entry as needed for progress reports
· Prepare reports, collect data, evaluate projects, and submit appropriate information to supervisor in a timely manner
· Perform other tasks as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Knowledge of routine office practices
· Knowledge of community resources and referral agencies
· Knowledge of computer systems and applications
· Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation to compile and type reports
· Knowledge of instructional skills and educational techniques to influence and guide participants
· Knowledge of group dynamics
Community Health Outreach Worker
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (continued):
· Skill in interviewing and communicating to elicit information and cooperation from patients
· Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public
· Skill in public speaking
· Skill in facilitating support groups
· Ability to communicate information on sensitive issues including sexual activities and drug related practices
· Ability to identify problems, provide information, and recommend solutions
· Ability to prepare routine records and reports using terminology common to outreach programs
· Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply appropriate written guidelines and work practices
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May require sitting for long periods of time. May require occasional bending, stretching or lifting. Requires frequent walking and standing for prolonged periods of time. Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 50 pounds. Vision must be correctable to 20/40 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. May require contact with individuals with communicable diseases. Requires the ability to work under stressful conditions. Ability to prepare written reports. Requires ability to drive to outreach areas for presentations and other activities. May require working week nights and weekends.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal office environment and occasionally work performed outside where exposure to rain, heat, dust, wind, pesticides, pollens, and other weather demands common to a labor camp, park, community center or health fair. Exposure to individuals who are violent, abusive and/or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) is a well-established community health center with more than 40 years of history serving diverse communities. CMC provides health services to those in greatest need. CMC provides a great range of services to the uninsured and limited insured populations. Leadership and vision quality initiatives support CMC strategic goals. CMC is driven to implement best practices and is focused on quality. CMC operates 14 primary care clinics, two dental clinics, HIV early intervention program, and a clinic for the homeless. CMC also provides other services to the community that include Health Education, Women’s Infants and Children (WIC), and a Sweet Success program that is aimed for pregnant women at risk for diabetes. CMC has a staff of about 70 plus Providers and has about 270,000 patient encounters yearly.