Employment Type:
Part time
Shift:
Description:
Are you a leader in your community and enjoy connecting your neighbors to resources and services that they need? Those are perfect skills of a community health worker.
A Community Health Worker is a community advocate or liaison. A front-line worker that builds trust and promotes encouragement and empowerment in the communities where they live, work, play and pray. Becoming a Community Health Worker at Holy Cross Health will allow you to assist your neighbors and
community members in accessing community services that help them address their needs–such as access to health care services and food.
As a Community Health Worker, you will also attend trainings that will teach you how to provide health education and programs that improve health such as diabetes prevention programs, nutrition, or education programs for pregnant families. If this interests you, please submit a cover letter and application!
Position Highlights:
* Competitive salary
* Benefits – Medical, Dental & Vision, PTO, Free Parking, Metro Access, Tuition Reimbursement, 403(b)
* Quality of Life:Flexible work schedules
* Advancement:Career growth opportunities
* Location:Holy Cross Health has two hospitals and four healthcare centers all a short driving distance from Washington DC and Baltimore, MD
Description:
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a remarkable understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship with the community enables the CHW 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.
Responsibilities:
A CHW builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.The community health worker is also adept at improving health behaviors and increasing health awareness and health literacy through evidence-based and evidence-informed programs. The CHW applies behavior change strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to motivate participants to develop and maintain the skills needed to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage chronic conditions.
The CHW will support the department in fulfilling the following community health goals: decrease avoidable hospital utilization; improve overall health through strategic partnerships, particularly with those addressing social determinants of health, and strengthen integration and linkages by wrapping community health programs and services around defined populations, services of the Network and both hospitals.
Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.
What you will need:
* Comprehensive knowledge of the local community based on personal lived experience and the ability to articulate the lived experience and perspective.
* High school graduate or GED required.
* Certified Community Health Worker or ability to earn a CHW certificate, preferred.
* One to three years of community involvement experience (i.e., community health worker, volunteer for community-based organization, outreach worker, community navigator, etc.)
* Work requires ability to communicate orally and to hear or communicate with focus population.
* Ability to inspire and motive others.
* Must be comfortable working and serving in a diverse and inclusive environment, and operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment with clinical supervision where applicable.
* Bi-lingual skills to work with patients in their native language are preferred, certification as a medical interpreter/translator is a plus.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, preferred.
* Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
* Proficient computer literacy (email, internet, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint), preferred
About us:
Holy Cross Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system that serves more than 240,000 individuals each year from Maryland’s two largest counties – Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Holy Cross Health earns numerous national awards, clinical designations and accreditations across a wide range of specialties for providing innovative, high-quality health care services.
We were named one of America’s 100 best hospitals.
Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard
toMinority/Females/disabled/Veteran(M/F/D/V) status.
Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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