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Community Health Worker

Renew Mobility Muskegon, MI, USA

Compensation

$16 to $18 Hourly

Benefits Offered

401K

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“This is your chance to make a difference in the West Michigan disability community.”

Mission: Renew Mobility’s mission is to enhance independence through access to mobility equipment. We provide quality used wheelchairs and mobility equipment and routine repair services to individuals and families demonstrating financial need.

Position Overview: The Community Health Worker is responsible for assisting new clients with the equipment request process, gathering and electronically entering intake information, and building new community partnerships. This position will work closely with the Program Manager and Program Outreach Coordinator to expand organizational outreach to various client populations. A successful candidate for this position will have excellent customer service skills and be sensitive to the varying needs of individuals with disabilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers
  • Help clients navigate healthcare and social service systems
  • Reduce social isolation among individuals with disabilities
  • Advocate for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs
  • Educate healthcare providers and stakeholders about community health needs
  • Collect data and relay information to stakeholders to inform programs and policies
  • Provide culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and nutrition
  • Provide informal counseling, health screenings, and referrals
  • Build community capacity to address health issues
  • Address social determinants of health
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

The specific roles of CHWs may depend on:

· Services provided by the program, such as:

o Advocacy

o Outreach and enrollment

o Navigation

o Education

o Health services

o Social-emotional support

· CHW skills and background, such as:

o Education

o Certification

o Training

o Communication

o Interpersonal and relationship-building

o Cultural competence

o Advocacy and capacity-building

o Facilitation and motivational interviewing

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of previous experience as Community Health Worker
  • Dedication to serving the organization’s mission and upholding its values
  • Knowledgeable of various types of mobility equipment, their functions, and how to maintain equipment in a safe and reliable manner
  • Possess a high level of mechanical knowledge and passion for understanding how things work

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree
  • Community Health Worker certification
  • Excellent Driving Record: Driving record indicates no, or no more than one, moving violation in the past 12 months
  • Sensitive and respectful of personal information and confidentiality issues
  • Willing to serve as an ambassador for the mission of Renew Mobility

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of management
  • Many days will be spent indoors in an office or warehouse environment. Sometime will be spent in an unheated warehouse
  • Sometime will be spent using the company vehicle to pick up and deliver mobility equipment
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties independently, with minimum need for direct supervision
  • Ability to perform manual tasks that require the use of fine muscle motor skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and push wheeled items weighing up to 300 pounds
Renew Mobility

About Renew Mobility:

We enhance independence through access to mobility equipment.

Company website: https://renewmobility.org

Company address: 1148 W. Western Ave.Unit 1204 C1

Posted date: 5 days ago

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