Providence Health & Services Community Health Worker III in San Pedro, California
Providence is calling a Full Time, Variable Shift Community Health Worker III to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, CA
In this position you will:
- Be responsible for helping community residents and Medical Center patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW-III provides primary job duties within at least one of the following tracks:a)Health Education: CHWs in this track will assist with recruitment and administrative tasks for health education courses, such as but not limited to Mental Health First Aid, Creating Healthier Attitudes Today, physical activity, or Groceryships. In addition they will deliver these modules these health education topics independently and identify new locations where the programs can be delivered.
b) Outreach and Enrollment: CHWs in this track will provide outreach in community settings and provide initial screening for eligibility of Covered CA, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh (Food Stamps). In addition they will provide one-on-one health insurance and/or CalFresh enrollment application assistance. In addition they will also troubleshoot complex cases independently and provide small group presentations on how to use insurance and basic health care rights.
c) Navigation/Linkage to Resources: CHWs in this track will manage complex patient subpopulations, including but not limited to people with co-morbidities, recently discharged patients from the Medical Centers or community residents struggling with substance abuse. When necessary, the CHW-III will be paired with a Social Worker to manage these individuals. As part of this they will provide individualized assessments of risk factors that impact an individual’s well-being. They will be responsible for doing the assessments in community and Medical Center Emergency Department settings, then referring them to the appropriate programs and resources in the community, and providing follow-up to make sure the needs are met.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Minimum one year experience in a combination Community Health Worker I and II position OR two years related community outreach, enrollment, education or other community health administrative experience .
CA driver’s license
For CHWs providing outreach and enrollment, become a Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) and be certified to enroll into Cal Fresh within 3 months of hire.
Ability to work collaboratively with others and to participate fully in a team process
Strong public speaking skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to complete necessary tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow directions, be a self-starter and collaborate with coworkers.
Willingness to learn computer systems and programs
Accurate word processing/typing skills
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Minimum high school diploma highly preferred
About the Region you will serve.
For nearly 70 years, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has provided quality and compassionate health care, building on a tradition of excellence, innovation, teamwork and outreach to those most in need.
Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)
Location: California-San Pedro
Req ID: 212568