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Community Health Worker

Company: Catholic Community Services
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Catholic Community Services is a faith-based organization, rooted in the values of Love, Justice, Truth, and Freedom, that has been serving the Mid Willamette Valley and Central Coast for over 80 years. We are committed to providing the best care for those that we serve and advancement opportunities for our staff. At CCS, not only will you to work with extraordinary people, you will receive a competitive wage, earn 20 days of paid time off in your first year of employment, and have excellent company paid health benefits. Join us today! Become a champion in the lives of others!
Wage: Hourly - $21.85 - $23.06 (depending on experience / education)Schedule: 40 hours per week, flexible scheduleLocation: Marion & Polk CountyType: Full Time / Non Exempt
Benefits we provide:

  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) per year
  • 10 employer paid holidays
  • Employer paid health insurance
  • 401(k) plan - Employer Match!
  • Dental, vision, life insurance, FSA and more!
  • Wellness activity discounts
  • On the job training and CPR/First Aid certification
  • Annual performance evaluations with annual pay increase
  • Employee appreciation events
    General Position Summary:
    The Community Health Worker position is responsible to work collaboratively to assist individuals and families reach optimum health and wellness. CHW's provide care coordination that includes assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, advocacy and linkage to available services and resources.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    1. A bachelor's degree in behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field; or
    A bachelor's degree in any field and one year of human services related experience; or
    An associate's degree in a behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field and two years of human services related experience; or
    Three years of human services related experience.
    2. Reliable transportation; valid Oregon driver's license with a driving record that permits coverage under the agency's corporate auto liability policy; and personal automobile liability insurance
    3. Bilingual English and Spanish or Chuukese or Marshallese is required.
    Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
    1. Background in health care, social work, mental health, disability care, substance abuse recovery, geriatric care, and long-term care.
    2. Knowledge of public health and human service system.
    3. Experience working with individuals and families to develop, write and implement a service plan
    4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    5. Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
    6. Experience working in a team setting.
    7. Experience working with an electronic medical records or case management platform.
    Essential Position Functions and Key Work Processes:
    1. Provide care coordination that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and person-centered.
    2. Develop and implement service plans based on the information collected through interview and assessments that identify the desired outcomes, goals, support needs of the individual.
    3. Assist participants to access available services, including referral to related activities and resources that address identified needs in the service plan.
    4. Monitor services, including activities and contacts that are necessary to ensure that the service plan is effectively implemented and adequately addresses identified needs.
    5. Providing support and resources for clients; good working relationship with support networks, government resources, and community resources.
    6. Provide information, education, and technical assistance to facilitate informed decision making.
    7. Coordinate activities that support individuals and families and promote a sense of community.
    8. Advocate and raising awareness on behalf of participants and the needs of the community. Organize and influence community and policymakers to develop programs, policies, and services to assist in social work
    9. Maintain up-to-date and complete case notes [on a weekly basis.]
    10. Complete all required documentation in individual case files in a timely manner.
    11. Adhering to program policies and procedures regarding enrollment, service delivery and exit from services.
    12. Determine case closure and complete required documentation in a timely manner.
    Secondary Position Functions:
    1. Follow the mission, community commitment, vision, values, and traditions of Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast.
    2. Follow the policies and procedures of CCS as outlined in the Organizational Operating Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, and the Employee Handbook.
    3. Follow all safety measures as required by OSHA and Catholic Community Services.
    4. Follow confidentiality expectations regarding the internal and external people we serve.
    5. Understand and adhere to the Principals of Catholic Social Teaching.
    6. Support multiculturalism by treating all people with dignity and respect, not engaging in any discriminatory behavior, participating in four hours of diversity training each calendar year, and support the program's cultural competency goals.
    7. Act as a team member including, but not limited to active participation, working well with others, and supporting team efforts and goals.
    8. Use a solution focused/problem solving approach when conducting agency business.
    9. Provide and maintain professional, respectful communication with all persons while representing CCS.
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Catholic Community Services, Salem , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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