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Community Health Worker

Company: Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Location: Sylva
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:


Blue Ridge Health is currently seeking a Community Health Worker to be part of our Community Outreach Team in Jackson County, NC.

This is a grant funded position with an expected duration of 6 months.

What We Offer You:

  • A competitive benefits plan, including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Company sponsored life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage
  • 403(b) retirement account with company matching
  • Supplemental accident insurance available
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • PTO and Personal Day accrual, starting day 1 - (We value a work-life balance!) What You'll Do:

    The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a front-line public health worker that works as a liaison between BRH and the communities they serve. CHW's serve as 'ambassadors' for BRH helping to increase access to health care and community resources in the communities they serve so as to improve health outcomes. Responsibilities include:
    • Connects individuals to health care services.
    • Provides basic health education/coaching to the community in order to prevent negative health outcomes.
    • Provides resource navigation assistance in order to meet individual's needs.
    • Helps plan, organize and staff's community health education and screening events. Occasional evening and weekends may be required.
    • Takes basic vital signs and becomes competent in basic health screenings.
    • Helps plan, organize and staff's community health education and screening events. Occasional evening and weekends may be required.

      What We're Looking For:

      --- Must possess a strong passion for community engagement work.
      --- Lived experience or prior work experience with migrant farmworker populations is preferred.

      --- Must be fluent in Spanish

      --- Must be able to work evenings and some weekends.
      --- Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in order to facilitate collaboration and cooperation both internally and externally.
      --- Must be reliable and flexible in order to meet both the internal and external changing needs of the work.
      --- Strong organizational skills and the ability to work autonomously.
      --- Effectively manage assignments and projects.
      --- Ability to prioritize and respond to multiple requests within requested time frames.
      --- A valid driver's license is required.
      --- Strong interest in working with an interdisciplinary, non-profit healthcare team as well as culturally and socioeconomically diverse community and patient population.
      --- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Electronic Medical Records.

      About Blue Ridge Health:

      At Blue Ridge Health our mission is to improve Health, inspire Hope, and advance Healing through access to Compassionate, Affordable, and Quality Care. We are seeking individuals with a passion for creating an exceptional patient and client care experience to join our team! We are a nonprofit system of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing medical and behavioral healthcare needs of individuals throughout WNC.

      We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

      This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Asheville , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Sylva, North Carolina

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