Community Health Worker--San Diego

Cayenne Wellness Center

About the organization

Founded in 2000, Cayenne Wellness Center (CWC), a 501(c)3 organization, is based in Southern California to meet the needs of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, as well as the SCD community of caregivers, healthcare providers, and social support organizations. Over the span of 20 years, CWC’s outreach has extended throughout all of California and now partners with community hospitals in Nevada. Led by Executive Director Dr. Carolyn Rowley, Cayenne Wellness Center’s 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.


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 CHW assists clients with the completion of medical program applications in order to build individual and community capacity and to serve 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.
The job involves travel. You will be attending health fairs, support groups, hospital clinic hours, etc in an effort to get patients signed up and assessed.


Knowledge of
-the community being served and its residents, resources, and problems
- federal, state, and local programs and their eligibility requirements and application processes
- principles and practices of care coordination and self-management techniques
- health and social service system
- confidentiality standards
- HIPAA compliance standards
- basic medical and sickle cell terminology
- health care program assistance
- CHW scope of practice and code of ethics
Skilled in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Skilled in time management
Skilled in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
Skilled in customer service
Skilled in case documentation
Skilled in building and maintaining relationships
Ability to
- actively listen
- work as a team and with peers
- work with minimal supervision
- work independently
- use web-based and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel)
- travel
- prioritize and meet deadlines

Minimum B.A. degree (two years of college) required
Minimum of 2 years experience in health, social, or community services required
Proof of valid state driver's license and 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. Training will be provided if you are not a Certified CHW



Application instructions

Email [email protected] with your cover letter and resume with the subject line: Community Health Worker--San Diego Application Your Last Name

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