Job Type: Project (Fixed Term) Job Description: The Community Health Worker will primarily be working out in the community with families . Additionally, this position will work closely with Score 1 nurses, medical providers, dental providers, and other agencies to improve access to primary medical, dental and vision care for Score 1 children.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Convey the purpose and service of program to families and the impact that program or service would have.
Provide support, advocacy and education to parents and children in the greater Joplin area enrolled in Score 1
Screen, enroll and support parents/children with health and social service needs
Coach parents in effective management of their child's health care
Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place
Follow-up on health management/plan of care with both parents and providers
Help parents in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible
Assist parents in accessing health related services
Facilitate communication and coordinate services between providers
Effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions
Build and maintain positive working relationships with the parents, children, providers, Score 1 outreach nurses, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff
Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided
Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization and department
High School Diploma required
College coursework preferred
Certificate from community health worker training program preferred
Experience working in health, dental or social work setting preferred
Good driving record with reliable transportation
Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) (desired)
Strong working knowledge of health, social services and transportation systems in Joplin and surrounding areas.Requires flexibility to meet parent/guardian needs
High level of proficiency with PC based software programs, including Microsoft Office Excel
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.