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Community Health Worker 

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Are you looking for an amazing opportunity with an organization committed to 'making a difference'??
Do you have a strong work ethic with a desire to help those most in need?
Then look no further…...

Community First Health Centers is currently looking for a Community Health Worker to join our team at our New Haven medical facility under our Homeless Healthcare service line. The ideal candidate for this role will be enthusiastic, motivated and a team player.

Under the supervision of the Homeless Healthcare Program Manager, this position will work closely with the inter-disciplinary clinical care team to help increase access to health services through outreach, encouraging engagement, education and peer support. This position will be located out of our New Haven medical facility located at 58144 Gratiot Avenue.

Daily responsibilities of our Community Health Worker may include:

  • Promote and maintain awareness of Agency programs, services, and activities
  • Perform initial assessment based on specified reason for care needed through call(s), mail, in-person visit(s) and/or any care setting or community event(s)
  • Coach and motivate patient(s) to engage in primary care to effectively manage their chronic disease or engage in preventative care
  • Address social determinants of health (SDOH) issue(s) identified during patient contacts and eliminate barriers to care as appropriate
  • Conduct SDOH screening(s) and assessment(s) to uncover needs, connect with community resources addressing food, housing, transportation, economic stability, social, community/environment and healthcare
  • Review monthly outreach list and develop a plan to prioritize outreach, documentation of all outreach attempts and provide results
  • Provide direct education and/or engagement with patient(s) and/or connect to available resources
  • Assist patient(s) with changes to their PCP, attempt to schedule PCP appointment(s) and archive those no longer served by our Agency
  • Assist new patient(s) including sharing Agency information, services and what to expect in their initial visit
  • Contact high risk patient(s) weekly to complete risk assessment, engage in their care management and coordination of services
  • Contact high and/or inappropriate utilizers of the ED, encourage PCP engagement, eliminate barriers to PCP care, provide education, resources and encouragement
  • Timely completion of all forms, care recording and required reports including all documentation of outreach attempts, service(s) and/or education provided, referral monitoring and all other pertinent program data
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the clinical care team
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with community partners, outreach services, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a full time; 40 hours per week opportunity.

Hours will be gained Monday thru Friday; 830am to 5pm and will require some flexibilty based on business demands.



Why work for Community First Health Centers?
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including;
• Bi-Weekly Competitive Pay
• Excellent Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with low biweekly premiums and no exposure to a deductible, copay(s) or coinsurance
• Dental Coverage provided through Delta Dental of Michigan
• Vision Coverage provided through VSP Vision
• 100% Company Paid; Short Term Disability Coverage, Long Term Disability Coverage, Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance
• Buy Up Option for Life & AD&D Insurance with guaranteed issue amount that negates underwriting
• 403(b) Thrift Savings Plan; 2% (up to 7%) annual salary employer contribution whether you participate or not!
• Generous Holiday, Vacation and Personal time
• Professional growth opportunities/cross training
• Employee Recognition and Assistance Programs

Community First Health Centers: Improving the quality of life for our community!!

 
Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Experience in community work, education and/or health care required
  • Successful completion of the paraprofessional CHW training program within six (6) months of hire
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location New Haven HHC  
About the Organization Community First Health Centers is a non-profit, Federal Qualified Community Health Center. We have been providing health care services through our nation's health center program since 1975. We service Macomb and St. Clair counties with offices in Algonac, New Haven & Port Huron. While our focus will always be on the underserved, our doors are open to the entire community in which we practice. Our mission is to provide high quality, patient centered health care that is respectful, compassionate and accessible to all members of our community. Our care is customized to each patient and offered in a 'patient first' atmosphere with exceptional customer service.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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