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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Community Health Rep.
In this role, the successful candidate The New York University School of Medicine Department of Population Health is seeking a part-time Community Health Worker (CHW) to work with patients at-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for a project titled, 'CHORD NYC,' which stands for Community Health Outreach to Reduce Diabetes. CHWs will be conducting outreach to patients at Bellevue Hospital Center who are at-risk of developing diabetes. CHWs will encourage patients to set health-related goals, conduct one-on-one and group-based health education sessions to promote weight loss and encourage healthful eating and exercise, coordinate patient care with the clinical providers and staff, and refer patients to community-based diabetes prevention programs. Successful candidates for this position will have experience working in a community setting directly with community members. They will be passionate about community health issues as well as working one-on-one with patients to promote health and wellness. CHWs will attend weekly case review meetings where they will discuss challenging cases, CHW best practices, and undergo continual training and professional development.
Conduct outreach phone calls and in-person sessions with patients
Establish trusting relationships with patients
Track outreach activities and patient progress in a project database
Link patients with diabetes prevention health program in the community
Conduct health education sessions (over the phone, in-person, via text) on diabetes prevention strategies
Provide individual counseling and support; assist participant with goal-setting and lifestyle changes
Conduct group health education sessions with multiple patients (eg, visiting farmers markets, group walks)
Address patients clinical or social needs by directing them to appropriate services
Collaborate with patients clinical team at patients hospital
Report to Senior Project Coordinator and Research Coordinator
Work will be performed during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) and during evenings and/or weekends as needed to accommodate patient schedules, for a total of 20 hours per week
Part time position with the possibility of increasing to full time
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma and minimum of 1 year related experience in an office setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Effective Oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Minimum 1 year of experience in community-based clinical or social service delivery. Fluent in Spanish and English. Good advocacy and community organizing skills and/or experience with community leadership activities. Warm, friendly, open, energetic, empathetic. Basic computer knowledge/skills required. Strong organizational skills; ability to manage time and priorities. Team player. Works well with a wide range of people. Fast learner.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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