Bilingual Community Health Worker
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- Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Bilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Portuguese) Community Health Worker, InCK Program
"A Caring Coach Helping Families Meet Their Goals in Well-Being."
The Children and Family Health Institute of the VNA Health Group provides a multitude of community health services. From pediatric home care and early intervention programs to prenatal care, primary care, and dental health, the Children and Family Health Institute at Visiting Nurse Association Health Group supports people of all ages with more than 20 programs and services. We strive for every child and family in New Jersey to be happy and healthy by linking vital community resources to those who need them.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a member of the NJ InCK Advanced Care Management Team (ACMT). Working under the supervision of a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Team Lead, and along with an FSS (Family Support Specialist) and a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) as colleagues, the CHW will be responsible for a group of high risk children and youth. The risks include Wellness, Medical, Behavioral, Education, and Social Service unmet needs.
The CHW will help families identify strengths and challenges and carry out the Goals of the Integrated Care Plan(ICP). Drawing on a strong network of NJ InCK partners and using new technology for communicating and making referrals, they will ensure the children/youth are connected to appropriate Core Child Services including physical and behavioral health care, child care and preschool, school delivered services, maternal child health programs, food and housing supports, legal services, and the child welfare system as needed. Community Health Workers are intended to be familiar with the geographic area to which they are assigned and to have cultural affiliations and in some cases language capacities that allow them to best serve the families and youth with whom they work.
Among the core responsibilities of the Community Health Worker:
- Supports organization’s mission by striving for excellence in all aspects of their job with a focus on positive interpersonal relationship with co-workers.
- As soon as possible after onboarding with VNA, completes Community Health Worker training through the NJ Dept of Health Colette Lamothe Galette Community Health Worker Institute and/or any other assigned trainings and courses to develop and maintain Community Health Worker skills.
- Works in collaboration with other members of the Advanced Care Management Team (ACMT), which will be led by a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), and also be staffed by a Child Life Specialist and a Family Support
- Provides Maintains Goal information on the Integrated Care Plan (ICP) and provides Closed Loop Referral information to the family, Referral Sources, PCP, and Community Based Programs on the Care Team and under the supervision of the LSW.
- Works with children, youth, and families to carry out an Integrated Care Plan outlining the challenges a child/youth faces and how their strengths and goal setting can be used for achieving well-being.
- Maintains effective and collaborative relationships with the medical/behavioral health providers and community-based services.
- Utilizes cultural mediation among youth/family, communities, and health and social services agencies.
- Provides culturally appropriate information, including health education.
- Provides direct assistance with accessing community resources.
- Participates in both internal and interdisciplinary team meetings focused on specific children/youth.
- Advocates for Individuals and Communities.
- Reports to and engages in regularly scheduled supervision with the managing LSW Team Coordinator.
- Adheres to VNAHG policies, including those for infection control, trauma informed resilience oriented care and safety.
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent; some college a plus
- Experience: 2-3 years of regular work experience, ideally involving services to children and /or youth
- Bilingual in Spanish, Haitian Creole or Portuguese
- Ability to use new computer systems and mobile devices, including using Apps, databases & Microsoft Office
- Car, driver’s license, and insurance required.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- English language writing skills sufficient to clearly and accurately document interactions with families and youth in the NJ InCK Care Coordination and Information and Referral Systems.
- Strong organizational and time management skills
Why the VNA Health Group for you?
The VNA Health Group, and all its entities, is celebrating 110 years of community health to our neighborhoods in New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida. In addition to being a great place to put your skills to the best use, we believe in developing our people for the future. We offer $12,000 a year in tuition reimbursement and subsidize most job-oriented CEU and certification programs.
Plus, you'll enjoy two tax-deferred retirement programs, comprehensive benefits, supportive management, and employees who have your back.
Working Conditions/Physical Demand: Working indoors at VNA locations and with travel to community locations to meet families/youth and providers of Core Child Services. Occasional participation in community events that may be held out of doors.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Access Center Specialist's position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.
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