A Community Health Worker (CHW) will work closely with individuals who typically are low income, are pregnant, have young children or have a chronic disease and who experience obstacles in obtaining healthcare services. The CHW will assist clients in finding community resources which reduce their barriers to care and help ensure that the client is knowledgeable about accessing healthcare, specific health related needs/concerns and community resources.
Essential Job Functions/Key Areas of Responsibility
• Conduct neighborhood outreach to vulnerable, underserved populations to find individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension/high blood pressure, a pregnant individual or those of maternal age.
• Conduct neighborhood outreach to educate on Covid vaccine.
• Network with community members and neighborhood leaders.
• Enroll underserved individuals in the Pathways program
• Work with clients and their family to reduce barriers keeping them from accessing health services and community resources
• Educate clients about the importance of preventative health care; provide basic education to ensure an understanding of their health conditions
• Assist uninsured individuals with insurance eligibility/application
• Connect clients to social and health services as required.
• Must have basic computer skills and knowledge
• Communicate with client’s health care providers and insurers as necessary to provide coordination of care.
• The ability to restrain from imposing one’s personal values on others
• Attend Care Coordinator meetings as scheduled.
• Ability to communicate in person, over the phone and in writing to a variety of diverse individuals
• Strong ability to work with individuals with a wide range of health needs including cancer.
• Strong ability to work remotely and independently.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
A high school diploma or GED
Have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook
Must complete a Community Health Worker certification program recognized by the Ohio Department of Nursing
Submit to and receive a clean drug test, FBI and BCI background check.
Technical experience with tablets, laptops, wireless cards, projectors, Webinars, USB ports and flash drives.
Some light lifting.
Problem solving and basic math skills.
Must have valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and reliable transportation and be willing to travel, sometimes overnight.
Must be willing to drive extended lengths across Ohio.
Willingness to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
Experience working in moderate to low-income communities desired.
Hours: up to 40 hours per week, full-time, nonexempt, $16.00 per hour
For more information visit our website at: https://www.toledocarenet.org/
If interested and qualified for this position email cover letter, and resume to Tina Hacker, HR Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 419-842-0999.
HCNO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities and qualified candidates with disabilities to apply. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive benefit package.