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Community Health Worker

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: silver spring
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Description:

General Summary:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has strong ties and a close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

A CHW builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

The CHW will support the department in fulfilling the following community health goals: decrease avoidable hospital utilization; improve overall health through strategic partnerships, particularly with those addressing social determinants of health, and strengthen integration and linkages by wrapping community health programs and services around defined populations, services of the Network and both hospitals.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

* Comprehensive knowledge of the local community.

* High school graduate or GED required.

* Certified Community Health Worker, preferred.

* Minimum of two years' community involvement experience (i.e., community health worker, volunteer for community-based organization, outreach worker, community navigator, etc.)

* Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients, and other employees of the organization.

* Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and to hear or communicate with target population, medical and social service professionals, colleagues, and peers.

* Ability to inspire and motive others.

* Motivational interviewing skills, preferred.

* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

* Bi-lingual skills to work with patients in their native language are preferred.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.) Must have access to transportation to visit the multiple worksites/locations.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the manager of Health Equity

Under the explicit direction of the manager of health equity is expected to work independently in accordance with the strategic plan, policies, procedures, performance expectations, and standards of practice.

Responsible for reporting and identifying all safety hazards, safety violations, and safety-related incidents to the director and /or safety office or chair of the hospital safety committee. Responsible for strictly adhering to safe work practices, as noted in hospital safety policies and applicable Federal, State, agency and safety-related requirements and regulations.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Silver Spring , Community Health Worker, Other , silver spring, Maryland

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