Community Health Worker, Monmouth County

Job Locations US-NJ-Monmouth
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2018 8:56 AM)
ID
2018-3378
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Administrative/Clerical/Clinical Support

Overview

VNA Health Group is a premiere Medicare/Medicaid-certified provider of home health, hospice, and community-based services. We’ve been serving families and individuals with the most advanced, comprehensive clinical home care in NJ since 1912.

 

The Community Health Worker provides basic lay navigation to eligible screening sites. Identifies and reduces barriers to care, provides referrals to necessary resources, recruits age-eligible uninsured or underinsured individuals, without regular medical checkups, for HPV Immunization, breast, colorectal and lung cancer screening.

Responsibilities

  • Addresses gaps in care of clients – effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socioeconomic barriers between clients and institution
  • Assesses and identifies actual and potential clients problems and barriers to care by gathering relative data; Identifies and assists clients in reducing barriers to care
  • Conducts outreach activities on HPV Immunization, lung, colorectal and breast cancer in targeted areas
  • Educates and assists clients in the management, prevention, and maintenance of their health and wellness
  • Builds and maintains relationships with both internal and external healthcare contacts and organizations in an effort to improve available client resources
  • Collaborates with members of delivery team to identify concerns that would prevent quality medical care; Communicates client plans and concerns to healthcare providers
  • Establishes positive, supportive relationships with clients in managing their health care needs
  • Tracks client outcomes and provides information to authorized personnel as requested, using designated electronic devices and software tools
  • Provides referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Must be an unemployed NJ resident; registered with the Department of Labor one-stop center
  • Minimum HS Diploma or GED;
  • Minimum one year of community involvement and/or working with clients, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Health/Social Services experience or education; Case management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to learn motivational interviewing
  • Demonstrates proficient use of computers, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, scheduling software as well as perform web searches for clients; excellent verbal and written communication skills with focus on quality customer service
  • Valid NJ driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Resident of preferred
  • Provides written evidence of vehicle insurance of any vehicle the incumbent drives for job-related purposes, and
  • Maintains vehicle insurance of such vehicle(s) while employed.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

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