OverviewWith compassion and commitment, Community Health Workers embody the Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by supporting and educating patients on navigating the healthcare system, conducting outreach and participating in the development of individual patient goals. Our Community Health Workers are advocates not just for our patients and the health of our community.ResponsibilitiesThe Community Health Worker supports individuals, families, and the community in connecting to and navigating through the healthcare system. Works collaboratively with a team of health professionals to provide patients with opportunities to stabilize and improve their health. Serves as a bridge between the community and the system of health and social services. This position serves individuals with complex medical, mental health and/or chemical dependency needs. Patients are seen in various locations including the clinic, hospital, their homes, or similar environments.QualificationsEducation: High school diploma or GED required. Community Health Worker training preferred.Experience: Two years’ experience in healthcare, community-based outreach, social work, mental health, disability care, or education. “Lived experience” with local health, education, human services, childcare, or disability services organizations preferred. Bi-lingual language skills preferred.Knowledge /Skills:Cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the population being served.Basic medical knowledge including the ability to recognize social and medical risk factors and chronic disease conditions.Comfortable working with people with mental illness.Ability to work collaboratively with patients, listening to, implementing, and advocating for their treatment suggestions.Excellent English written and verbal skills.Ability to motivate others.Ability to engage and work collaboratively with others, including patients, patient families, clinical team members and community resources.Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to work independently.Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.Ability to openly address and acknowledge issues of substance use and mental illness.Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/DisabledLicensureValid driver’s license required. Community Health Worker (CHW) certification preferred. If applicant is not a certified CHW, they will be required to obtain certification with the Oregon Health Authority upon completion of training.

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