Community Health Worker
- Job Summary
- Under general direction, the Community Health Worker will work under the supervision of the Healthy Neighborhoods Program Coordinator and Healthy Neighborhoods Team Leader on grant deliverables related to childhood obesity prevention strategies. The Community Health Worker will provide health education and community engagement leadership in a community setting in San Antonio. The Community Health Worker will be responsible for working collaboratively with other grassroots organizers and community leaders, providing health education and community organizing presentations to groups, and supporting local health initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for improving health outcomes in low income communities of color, the ability to promote a positive work environment through collaboration and teamwork, and will have experience in community organizing and health promotion. Exercises no supervision.
This position is a “grant funded” position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
- Essential Job Functions
- Employs strategic community building and organizing techniques to engage key internal and community stakeholders around health issues and health equity, including grassroots community based organizations, health centers, schools, community leaders, and community members.
- Identifies or connects members of high-risk or otherwise targeted groups, such as members of minority populations, low-income populations, or people experiencing homelessness.
- Help community members understand health information and connect to health resources in a culturally appropriate way.
- Provides feedback to public health providers about how to make their services more accessible or culturally appropriate.
- Refers community members to needed health and social services.
- Provides health education or otherwise disseminate medical or dental health information to school groups, community groups, or targeted families or individuals, in a manner consistent with cultural norms.
- Collects information from individuals about the general health of community members.
- Works with individuals and communities to identify priority health needs.
- Maintains updated community engagement records with plans, notes, or related information.
- Advocates for individual or community health needs with government agencies or health service providers.
- Attends community meetings or health fairs to understand community issues and build relationships with community members.
- Follows up with community members by phone or in person about health referrals.
- Distributes flyers, brochures, or other informational or educational documents to inform members of a targeted community.
- Performs related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.
- Job Requirements
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
- Two (2) years of experience working as a Community Health Worker (CHW), health educator, community outreach worker, or community organizer.
- This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR a valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
- Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the San Antonio’s Cash-Handling Certification Training.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Community Health Worker Certification.
- Experience working with vulnerable populations.
- Experience with community organizing.
- Experience providing health education to a diverse range of group types.
- Experience providing physical activity or fitness classes.
- If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
- Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
- Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
- Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
- Physical requirements include frequent lifting/carrying up to 5 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, and walking to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily in a community-based environment and an office environment.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of programs and services provided by governmental and non- governmental organizations that work to improve the health of the community.
- Knowledge of basic public health issues, methods and principles.
- Knowledge of social skills demonstrative of empathy and support.
- Skill in interpersonal, community building, and conflict mediation.
- Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
- Ability to facilitate meetings in either community or home settings.
- Ability to successfully manage competing demands.
- Ability to work within a team environment and work collaboratively to accomplish common goals and objectives.
- Ability to share information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to plan, organize, and implement educational programs.
Title: Manager, Family Navigator
Immediate Supervisor: Vice President, Grants
Exemption Status: E
BASIC JOB SUMMARY The Family Navigator Manager is a grant-supported position funded by the Military Families and Veterans Pilot Prevention (MFVPP) Program from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The Family Navigator will determine areas of high need for military case management and work with local organizations that provide parenting and parenting intervention (childfocused) services to military members, their families, and veterans.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct targeted outreach initiatives and participate in events that will generate community awareness of program initiative.
- Provide support to the Vice President of Grants in the staffing and facilitation of monthly supervisor meetings and all reporting requirements.
- Demonstrate sensitivity, empathy regarding human service issues and project a non-judgmental attitude towards individual requiring assistance.
- Community liaison for Bexar county school districts, Joint Base San Antonio, and United Way agencies • Work directly with United Way’s Mission United Military Navigators
- Work directly with United Way’s other state grants and grant subcontractors to strengthen and sustain comprehensive family support systems.
- Be trained and cleared into the DFPS PEIRS system to conduct data entry support as requested.
- Provide follow-up services to 211 calls from Military families that request additional support
- Other duties as assigned to insure project implementation.
- College degree in related field.
- A minimum of two years related work experience.
- Military experience or experience working with military families preferred. SPECIAL SKILLS
- Ability to work independently and with others to resolve issues and maintain composure and professionalism in an environment of changing and/or multiple priorities
- Strong organizational skills, be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and execute in a high-volume environment.
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships that promote cooperation and collaborative work with United Way funded agencies and Bexar county community.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, must be able to conduct community presentations, and build new partner relations.
- Ability to work with manage a wide variety of populations and personalities with respect, compassion and dignity.
- Preference given to applicants with military background and/or access privileges to military installations.
- Ability to manage time efficiently and work independently with minimum supervision
- Flexibility in work schedule to include some evenings and weekend.
Send resumes and/or inquiries to email@example.com. Resumes will be accepted until 3/26/19
Another listing for a part-time CHW position has been posted with Metro Health:
Closing date is February 28th. If you need help or have any questions, please let me know!
San Antonio Metro Health District is currently looking for multiple CHWs! They are building three CHW teams to work on a project in the 78237 zip code (near WETC).
Full details are posted here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/jobs/2355934/community-health-worker
Deadline to apply is February 25th. If you have any questions or need help applying, please let me know!
Apply for this job online at CommUnity Care Health Centers website
Community Health Worker
Req No.: 2019-3704
Company: CommUnityCare Health Centers
Name: Southeast Health and Wellness Center
Address: 2901 Montopolis Drive, City, Austin
Type: Regular Full-Time
Shift Days: Some Evening and Weekends
Shift Hours: Days
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduation from a high school or equivalent
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience working within a community health setting in a health care role or a community based human service agency as a Community Health Worker (CHW), health educator, community outreach worker, or community organizer.
Valid Texas Driver’s License with no outstanding driving violations; access to personal vehicle.
Proof of 30/60/25 minimal automobile liability insurance coverage ($30,000 for each injured person, up to $60,000 per accident $25,000for property damage per accident) required.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) or completion of an approved 160-hour competency based Community Health Worker training program certified by DSHS
The Community Health Worker is responsible for providing culturally appropriate health education and information in order to assist members of the community in receiving the care they need.
• Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.
• Provide cultural mediation between community members and CommUnityCare.
• Empower patients and/or their families to be an engaged and active participant in their care management.
• Help patients and families set personal goals and attend appointments
• Coach patients in effective management of their health conditions and self-care.
• Participates in the identification of patient needs for internal and external referrals, including social service agencies, to resources to ensure that the patient receives needed services.
• Serve as liaison between the patient and healthcare systems, assisting as needed.
• Interface with providers and clinic team to ensure that the patient follows with the provider’s treatment plan.
• May meet patients at medical or social service appointments as a patient advocate and to bridge the gap between systems.
• Follow-up with patients via phone calls, home visits and visits to other settings where patients can be found as per Program guidelines.
• Maintains ongoing communication with community partners and attends various community events to promote education and awareness of safety net programs as assigned by Supervisor.
• Advocate for individual and community health needs and perform outreach activities within the community as assigned by Supervisor.
• Maintain privacy and confidentiality of patient’s medical records and visits.
• Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
• Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
• Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent skills in public speaking.
• Ability to communicate in various settings, including but not limited to group presentations and small-scale meetings.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
• Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
• Demonstrated familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within most health care environments, (i.e. EHR, personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office)
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