Community Health Worker II

Providence Health & Services

North Hollywood,CA  

2019-11-16 2019-12-16

As the third largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., we are committed to providing for the needs of our communities – especially for those who are poor and vulnerable – across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Our system includes more than 76,000 caregivers (all employees) serving in a range of ministries from birth to end of life, including acute care, physician clinics, long-term and assisted living, palliative and hospice care, home health, supportive housing and education.

We operate 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs and 693 supportive housing units in 14 locations. Our health plan serves our caregivers and other employer groups covering 436,000 members.


**Providence is calling a Full Time, Day Shift Community Health Worker to Providence Health and Services in North Hollywood, CA.**

**In this position you will:**

+ The Community Health Worker II (CHW-II) is responsible for helping community residents and Medical Center patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors.

+ The CHW-II will provide job duties within at least one of the following tracks:

+ Health Education: CHWs in this track will assist with recruitment and administrative tasks for health education courses, such as but not limited to Mental Health First Aid, Creating Healthier Attitudes Today, physical activity, or FEAST. In addition they will provide modules these health education topics with oversight from a Health Educator or Physical Education Specialist.

+ Outreach and Enrollment: CHWs in this track will provide outreach in community settings and provide initial screening for eligibility of Covered CA, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh (Food Stamps). In addition they will provide one-on-one health insurance and/or CalFresh enrollment application assistance.

+ Navigation/Linkage to Resources: CHWs in this track will provide individualized assessments of risk factors that impact an individual's well-being. They will be responsible for doing the assessments in community and Medical Center Emergency Department settings and then referring them to the appropriate programs and resources in the community.


**Required qualifications for this position include:**

+ 2 years experience working and / or volunteering in the community highly preferred

+ Ability to work collaboratively with others and to participate fully in a team process

+ Strong public speaking skills

+ Excellent interpersonal skills

+ Ability to complete necessary tasks and meet deadlines.

+ Ability to follow directions, be a self-starter and collaborate with coworkers.

+ Willingness to learn computer systems and programs

+ Accurate word processing/typing skills

+ Valid driver's license

+ For CHWs providing outreach and enrollment, become a Certified Enrollment Counselor ( CEC ) and be certified to enroll into Cal Fresh within 3 months of hire.

**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**

+ High School Diploma or GED

+ Bilingual English / Spanish

+ Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

**About the Region you will serve.**

For nearly 70 years, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, has provided quality and compassionate health care, building on a tradition of excellence, innovation, teamwork and outreach to those most in need.

Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.

**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details**

**Our Mission**

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

**About Us**

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

**Schedule:** Full-time

**Shift:** Day

**Job Category:** Education

**Location:** California-North Hollywood

**Req ID:** 230933
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