Community Health Worker I

By June 18, 2019 No Comments

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Description, Compensation and Benefits:

  • JOB TITLE: Community Health Worker I
  • FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Full-Time Position
  • SALARY RANGE: $18.00 per hour
  • BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Clinical supervision for licensure hours is available for eligible candidates.
POSITION PURPOSE & SCOPE: Under the supervision of the Project Manager, in partnership with the City of Sacramento, the Community Health Worker works to build relationships with people experiencing homelessness, provides advocacy, and assists with connection to health services, housing and other social services.   The primary goal for a Community Health Worker is to assist persons experiencing homelessness to access health, behavioral health, housing and social services. The Community Health Worker will administer assessment tools, facilitate placement into emergency housing and connect to social services. The health worker will also assist persons experiencing homelessness in obtaining health insurance, establishing care with a primary medical home, and if applicable, connect eligible persons with County Mental Health Plan and System of Care services.  The health worker will work as part of a larger team within Sacramento Covered and the City of Sacramento.  

TYPICAL DUTIES:
  • Provide support, empowerment, mentorship, education for patients with health challenges, including substance use and mental health issues.
  • Work collaboratively with identified agency partners to conduct outreach in the community, focusing on those who are most vulnerable.
  • Assist in obtaining health coverage insurance and housing readiness documentation such as ID, social security card and income verification including coordination of transportation to appointments as necessary.
  • Work in various environments, including shelters, street outreach, home visits, homeless encampments and community clinics.
  • Assist clients in connecting to appropriate housing services and support.
  • Maintains clients’ confidentiality and strict adherence to confidentiality requirements.
  • Work with internal and external navigators from other agencies to ensure coordinated outreach approach.
  • Establish and maintain positive, productive working relationships with mental health programs, shelter programs, police (and other local officials), and providers of services and resources to persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Work with team of Health Navigators to confirm health coverage and ensure comprehensive health services, nutrition programs and other community resources.
  • Attend team meetings, case conferences, training workshops and community meetings as needed.
  • Maintain complete client records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed. Regular attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Experience working with unsheltered individuals experiencing complex health issues is desirable.
  • Experience as a health navigator, peer support worker, outreach worker or promotora is desirable.
  QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES
  • Awareness of socio-cultural characteristics of population served by Sacramento Covered.
  • Cultural awareness and competency skills.
  • Comfortable working with diverse populations including LGBT, individuals experiencing homelessness, and individuals struggling with mental illness and or addiction.
  • Exceptional ability to connect and engage with people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to read, write, speak and understand English clearly.
  • Detail oriented, organized and possess time management skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (morning, afternoon and or evening shifts including weekends as needed).
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently on individual and assigned tasks while exhibiting good judgment.
  • Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the client.
  • Ability to work as a team member including in co-location settings such as clinics with clinicians and professionals as well as other community organizations.
  • Serve as a resource for clients, other navigators and clinical staff.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred.
  • Problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills required.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel within the County.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background/fingerprint check.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following documents below by email to HR Manager, Lizette Rodriguez at [email protected]
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. SC Job Application – located here: https://www.sacramentocovered.org/join-our-team/
Your resume will not be considered if a cover letter or job application is not included.

No phone calls please.

For more information about Sacramento Covered, please visit www.SacramentoCovered.org.