Lincoln CountyNewport 97365
Full Time
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Community Health Worker- Mcfh

Lincoln County
Full Time 36 SW Nye St, Newport, OR 97365, United States
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Overview

Lincoln County is looking to fill a vacancy for either a Community Health Worker or Case Manager for Maternal, Child and Family Health.

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Serve as a front-line public health worker who acts as a liaison, link, intermediary and navigator between health and community resources in order to facilitate access and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. In this department you will be expected to work alongside the home visit nurses to provide home visiting activities and targeted case management (TCM) in accordance with the Babies First! And CaCoon program models.

Your job also involves . . .

Building individual and community capacity in increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, navigation, care coordination, social support and advocacy.  Works as part of an interdisciplinary team in Public Health’s Maternal, Child and Family Health program. 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma / GED

Minimum Experience Level

Two- Three years 

Specifics: experience in health care, community health or social services field. 

Certifications

Specifics: Community Health Worker Certification within one year of hire. CPR Certification.                                      

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Must obtain within 30 days of hire.

Desirable Qualifications: Current possession of a Community Health Worker Certificate. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred.


Knowledge of:

  • Infant and child development preferably in public health, mental health or alcohol or drug treatment settings.
  • Basic HHS programs and community resources.
  • Use of technology: Microsoft word, data entry, google chrome, cell phones; texting, retrieving messages.
  • Key components of cultural competency and awareness of differences, attitudes and beliefs that would allow one to work across cultures effectively and appropriately.
  • Social determinants of health and related disparities.
  • Health issues, conditions and cultural practices of communities served.
  • Behavioral health issues and their connection to physical health.

Skill or ability to:

  • Anticipate, assess, and respond to the needs of diverse clients and the public. 
  • Participate in team unity through sharing information, productive problem solving, and contributing to group efforts and goals. 
  • Provide health education and information that is culturally appropriate to the individuals being served. 
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Respects and maintains confidentiality. 
  • Engage in reflective supervision.
  • Work with individuals who may have diverging opinions and viewpoints.
  • Work in stressful and sensitive situations.
  • Performs basic arithmetic (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and uses basic numerical concepts (e.g., whole numbers, percentages) to complete job tasks. Makes reasonable estimates of arithmetic results without a calculator.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records. Including, electronic medical record documentation and OHA required data entry.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.   
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