Community Health Worker - CHW (Positions available in San Diego, Fresno, Los Angeles, and Oakland, CA

Cayenne Wellness Center

About the organization

Our mission is:

“To increase the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with sickle cell disease in California by ensuring expert, unbiased, and comprehensive care.”

This mission is part of a broader vision of (1) a medical system that effectively addresses the unique needs of individuals with sickle cell disease and (2) patients who are empowered and equipped to advocate for themselves.

Duties

This Part-time job is part of HRSA grant for Sickle Cell Disease. The primary duties will be to identify persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, get them into a medical home, identify resources, educate on hydroxyurea and Endari, and conduct seminar to assist with empowering patients to advocate for themselves.

The job involves travel. You will be attending health faires, support groups, hospital clinic hours, etc in an effort to locate persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, follow them, provide support services, educate and assist them in advocating for themselves.

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The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for coordinating access to services by assisting clients in utilizing available resources, including scheduling medical appointments, accompanying clients to appointments as needed, assisting clients with obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, educating clients about available community resources and referring clients to local social service agencies, coaching clients on self-management, conducting home visits and communicating client- information back to the Care Coordination Team (CCT).

The CHW serves as an advocate for clients and the community to assure they get needed services. The Community Health Worker is also responsible for identifying clients, completing initial needs assessments and maintaining follow-up with clients to ensure appropriate guidance to health services.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED):
Minimum B.A. degree required
Minimum of 2 years experience in health, social, or community services required
Proof of valid state driver's license and auto insurance required

Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or above would be preferred, Bilingual Spanish-English would be preferred. Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Social Worker preferred.

Previous experience working in/with local community-based organizations or agencies is preferred. The job begins immediately.

Salary

$15/hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the community being served and its residents, resources, and problems
Knowledge of federal, state, and local programs and their eligibility requirements and application processes
Knowledge of health and social service system
Knowledge of confidentiality standards
Knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards
Knowledge of basic medical and sickle cell terminology
Knowledge of health care program assistance
Skilled in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Skilled in time management
Skilled in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
Skilled in case documentation
Skilled in building and maintaining relationships
Ability to actively listen
Ability to work as a team and with peers
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work independently
To name a few

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