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WIC Community Health Worker
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Part-time 50% - 20-22hrs/week
Deadline to apply:04/30/2018
Hiring Range:$18.60/hr to $21.29/hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
Purpose of the Position:
The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be responsible for developing community partnerships, leading outreach efforts, and helping individuals navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors.  CHW will primarily be working out in the community with specific target populations that are eligible for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. The CHW will work closely with medical providers, healthcare teams, and other community agencies to improve access to services and improve community health outcomes.  As a priority, all activity will promote, maintain, and improve the health of the community.  The CHW will advocate for individuals and community health needs and assist in providing services, including home visits and health screenings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Promote maternal and child health.
Promote community action and garner support and resources from community organizations to implement new activities. 
Act as a liaison between the Wood County Health Department and community agencies to facilitate communication and coordinate services. 
Build and maintain positive working relationships with the clients, providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff. 
Effectively work with people (staff, clients, doctors, agencies, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions. 
Convey the purposes and services of a program to the target population and the impact that program or service would have.
Establish positive, supportive relationships with clients and seek feedback. 
Help clients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible. 
Assist clients in accessing health related services. 
Follow-up with clients via phone calls, home visits and visits to other settings where clients can be found.
Assist clients with completing applications and registration forms. Conduct WIC eligibility determination. 
Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
Be knowledgeable about community resources appropriate to the target population’s needs. 
Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided. 
Exhibit excellent working relations with patients, visitors and staff, effectively communicating the Wood County Health Department’s mission, vision, and core values. 
Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as assigned.
Performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with training provided.
Understand performance management and program performance measures, and identify opportunities for quality improvement.
Other duties as assigned.
 
Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High school graduate or equivalent. Associate Degree in a health promotion related field preferred. One to two years community health experience in WIC or a public health agency preferred. Must have transportation available for business use.  Ability to work independently within guidelines under supervision.  Basic, everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions (will act based on oral and written directions and make independent judgments based on data collection within the Agency protocols).  Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with individuals.  Reading, writing, adding, and subtracting is needed for reports, data collection, statistical evaluation, charting, and writing referrals.  Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.  Working knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft software, and the ability to learn any updates as required.