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Community Health Worker (PATCH)
Location:Health Dept WR
FT/PT:Part-time 50% - 20-22hrs/week
Deadline to apply:02/13/2023
Hiring Range:$20.36 to $23.28 / hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
Purpose of the Position:
The Community Health Worker (CHW) PATCH Coordinator will be responsible for the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program. PATCH is an innovative, youth-driven program working to ensure all adolescents are able to receive high-quality, youth-friendly health care services in their community. The program hires youth to share their authentic insight into adolescent experiences, concerns, and preferences - because we believe THEY need to be part of the solution. This is an essential position that assists in the implementation of goals and objectives within the Community Health Plan and will primarily be working out in the community with specific populations and partners. 

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.
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.
1. Recruit, train, and lead a diverse and exceptional team of Teen Educators.
2. Provide ongoing enrichment to Teen Educators.
3. Recruit, schedule, and guide facilitation of PATCH workshops.
4. Oversee site budget, lead fundraising efforts, and conduct financial reporting as requested.
5. Administer a robust evaluation plan as directed by the PATCH Program.
6. Maintain a close connection to all key stakeholders.
7. Manage PATCH Site webpage, social media, and e-mail.
8. Act as a liaison between the PATCH Program and PATCH Site.
9. Promote community action and garner support and resources from community organizations to implement new activities related to the PATCH program. Act as a liaison between the Wood County Health Department and community agencies, youth serving organization, health systems, schools, etc., to facilitate communication and coordinate programming related to PATCH.
10. Build and maintain positive working relationships with agency representatives, supervisors and office staff. 
11. Effectively work with people (staff, teens, doctors, agencies, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between residents, institutions, and programming.  
12. Convey the purposes and services of a program to the specified population and the impact that program or service would have.
13. Establish positive, supportive relationships with partners and seek feedback. 
14. Document activities and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
15. Be knowledgeable about community resources appropriate to specific population needs. 
16. Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided. 
17. Understand performance management and program performance measures, and identify opportunities for quality improvement.
18. Report and evaluate efforts.
19. Maintain inventory of supplies as needed.
20. Assist with set up and clean-up as needed for scheduled events and initiatives. 

Other Duties 
1. Participates in improving agency performance, processes, programs, and interventions through continuous quality improvement.
2. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued. 
3. Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as assigned.
4. Reports to work as called in 24/7 in a public health crisis or emergency and performs public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with training provided.
5. Participate as part of the Incident Command Structure in planning, training, and exercising for emergencies; includes annual respirator fit testing.
6. Works to support the mission of the department and adheres to the core values as described in the most current agency strategic plan. 
7. Responsible to know and practice the Safety Policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
8. Performs other duties as assigned consistent with job classification.


 
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. Community-based leadership experience desired. Possession of a valid driver’s license, as well as a licensed and insured automobile are required; or other means of reliable transportation immediately available to candidate.