Community Health Worker

POST DATE:   February 8, 2021

POSITION:     COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

RESPONSIBLE TO: Program Director, Community Health Home

COMMITMENT (HOURS): Full Time

STATUS: Regular, Non-Exempt

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Family Bridges in Oakland is looking for a part-time Community Health Worker (CHW) to join our innovative Community Health Home (CHH) program. CHH is a Community Based Care Management Entity (CB-CME) serving primarily Medi-Cal members of the Alameda Alliance for Health and Anthem Blue Cross under their Alameda County Care Connect/Whole Person Care and Health Homes programs. CHH also provides site management and housing navigation for the Oak Street Community Cabins, a 24/7 outdoor emergency shelter in Oakland. The successful candidate is committed to treating each client with respect and dignity, and instilling hope for their own optimal health and well-being. The successful candidate thrives in a positive, team-driven environment, and is passionate about helping with people facing houselessness, substance abuse, mental health issues; frail older adults; and/or persons with complex chronic medical conditions, disabilities or special needs.

JOB SUMMARY: The Community Health Worker provides social services through helping the most vulnerable members of our community discover options to a wide range of social determinants toward their health and well-being. The Community Health Worker will serve as an integral team member and is responsible for comprehensive risk assessments, contribute toward the development and implementation of client-centered care action plans, assisting clients achieve a safe, stable and healthy living environment. Interactions with clients will be performed onsite at Family Bridges and/or in clients’ current place of residence (including hospitals, skilled nursing or other care facilities, houseless residence or encampments, and temporary or transitional housing). During COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place, telephonic services will also be conducted.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Outreach to and engage eligible CHH clients.
  • Conduct intake interviews and risk assessments with clients and/or families.
  • Advocate for clients with health care professionals by meeting clients in various settings, including but not limited to: medical offices, hospitals, emergency rooms and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Contribute toward developing client care action plans that reflect individual clients’ needs and connect clients to appropriate resources.
  • Assist with coordinating client care and accompany client as appropriate e.g. medical appointment reminders, transportation arrangements, referrals, and preventive care education and/or follow-up care adherence.
  • Connect clients with needed social service and support resources (housing, transportation, healthcare), including assisting with necessary enrollment processes and forms as needed. This may also include accompaniment to social security offices, department of motor vehicles, housing agencies and other government agencies.
  • Document encounters, assessments and progress notes, and plan interventions; track processes and outcomes, participate in activities to design and implement standard policies and protocols; prepare case reports and assist with required reports.
  • Assist with health promotion materials, and health promotion and self-management training.
  • Support and perform administrative duties.
  • Represent and promote Family Bridges’ Community Health Home through CB-CME network, Alameda County Care Connect, and other associated meetings, group presentations, and trainings, as well as one-on-one interactions with clients.
  • Form and foster relationships and partnerships with health and behavioral health care providers, and housing/supportive agencies and providers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree, certification, or relevant work experience in a health, social science or related fields such as nursing, psychology, counseling, social work, medical social work.
  • Work experience in community based health care service capacity, or similar setting.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Up-to-date medical physical examination and immunizations.

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a community outreach program performing duties such as intake, peer counseling, assessments, program screening, placement and referral.
  • Lived experience and/or experience working with frail older adults, persons with disabilities or special needs, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, and/or people facing homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or complex chronic medical conditions.
  • Experience integrating motivational interviewing and/or trauma informed care practices.
  • Experience using a Salesforce database/CRM platform.
  • Familiarity with Alameda County Care Connect/Whole Person Care and Health Home programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health, social science or related field such as psychology, counseling, social work, medical social work preferred.

ADA REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with others.
  • Ability to see and hear in order to interact with others.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Ability to use smartphone and/or tablet (e.g. iPad).
  • Ability to travel locally multiple times a day.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in various environments multiple times a day.
  • To lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Vision 20/20 with correction.

SALARY RANGE: Salary plus benefits dependent upon experience.

TO APPLY: Send, fax or e-mail resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Family Bridges, Inc.,
168 – 11th Street,  Oakland,   CA 94607,    Fax: (510) 839-2435

Family Bridges, Inc. is a non-profit multi-services community based organization that has been serving the Asian American communities in the East Bay for more than 50 years.  Family Bridges is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.