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Community Health Worker

Company: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a meaningful career making a difference in our local communities? - Are you passionate about health equity? - Do you enjoy helping people?Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford and the surrounding communities. -We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.We are currently hiring a Community Health Worker based in Worcester MA. - The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a key member of the health care team, providing comprehensive and coordinated interventions to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) as part of a patient-centered medical home. - The CHW facilitates access to care and services by providing education and advocacy to assist patients in navigating the health care and social service systems.As an employer of choice, our inclusive workplace environment fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee. - We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community. - You are a good fit for our team if you're passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.Job Summary:

  • Conduct psycho-social assessments with patients referred for Community Health Worker interventions in accordance with Health Center policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Provide health system education and advocacy to assist patients in navigating the health care system.
  • Provide basic education, screening, brief intervention and/or facilitate referrals to other health center or community-based resources in accordance with applicable health center protocols.Full job description available upon request.Job Requirements:
    Minimum 2-years work or volunteer experience in human services or healthcare with demonstrated knowledge of or ability to work with and/or within the targeted communityWith limited exceptions approved by the supervisor in advance, a CHW is expected to have a valid U. S. Motor Vehicle License and reliable transportation to travel to/from outreach activities, as they may be assigned from time to time. If the CHW will also be assigned to transport patients, the CHW must provide proof of state-mandated personal Motor Vehicle insurance.Demonstrated technical experience with Microsoft Word, Excel (or similar databases), and Internet Explorer.Excellent oral and written skills.BLS CertificationOur health center requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID19 and Flu.Benefits:
    Kennedy Community Health seeks to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Health benefits start on first day of employment. Company pays 79% of health insurance Premiums.Competitive time off packages403b Retirement PlanFlexible Spending AccountsEmployee Assistants Program 100% paid for by employerHealth benefits coverage for same-sex domestic partners, transgender health benefits.Powered by JazzHR

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