Covid Community Health Worker Job at Self Enhancement Inc – 4.3 in Portland, OR
3920 N. Kerby Portland, OR 97227
Phone: (503) 249-1721 Fax: (503) 548-1344
Covid Community health worker
Limited Duration (12 months) Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. The Community Health Worker works directly with clients, families, and health care personnel to support NE Portland. This CHW position will be working with community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 within Multnomah County. Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD) Public Health Division is partnering with Self Enhancement Inc. and other culturally specific community based organizations to provide Community Health Worker (CHW) services. This group of Community Health Workers will serve as part of MCHDs Contact Tracing Team.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The CHW will provide the following services to individuals, families, and other household members who test positive for COVID-19, including, but not limited to:
Provide culturally centered education on COVID symptoms monitoring and prevention
Provide informal counseling and emotional support to cope with social isolation
Support navigation and advocacy for various essential social services and resources (e.g., access to food, housing support)
Provide additional support/education for individuals/families with chronic conditions
Support/coordinate care with health systems
Support community testing for COVID-19
Support organizational record keeping requirements
Strong background in working with the African American culture and understanding the nuances of the cultural values and beliefs of that community
Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in community outreach services providing health information, advocacy, social support and assistance in using the health care system to groups and families; AND experience working with the community being served.
Certification as a Community Health Worker preferred, but not required.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English (Spanish a plus).
Ability to translate medical terminology into concepts that are understandable for community members.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA policies and procedures.
Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, Power Point.
The majority of the position will happen through telework (video conferencing and telephone).
Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephone and/or headset
CHW will periodically deliver materials (using physical distancing) to the households who have tested positive for COVID-19
Because the work will be responsive to the number of COVID-19 cases at any given time, the workload may fluctuate
Job Title: Community Health Worker (CHW)
Reports to: Empowerment Program Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Recommended Salary & Benefits: $40,000-$45,760 ($19-$22/hr
100% paid medical, dental, vision for employee.
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (3% company match.)
125 Cafeteria Plan.
4 weeks accrued vacation per year, generous sick leave.
Paid life and disability insurance.
Note: This job description may change as programming evolves. SEI management reserves the right to amend this description at any time.
Company: Self Enhancement Inc – 4.3
Company Location: Portland, OR