Project Access of Durham County (PADC), a non-profit organization, provides access to an organized system of comprehensive care and collaborates with community partners to address barriers to health.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be responsible for educating community members about COVID-19 illness, prevention, care and treatment and link those with COVID-19 or its symptoms to healthcare and resources. CHWs will be encouraged to be creative in finding ways to engage community members. The CHW will receive training and will report to CHW Coordinator. This position is temporary through June 2021, with strong possibility of extension through June 2022. PADC is seeking a CHW who speaks English and Spanish. Work will be performed virtually at home, in the office, or out in the community. Travel may be requested and will be reimbursed the IRS rate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Input client data and manage client referrals through the NCCARE360 online platform using a computer or tablet.
- Proactively locate those in the community in need of services related to COVID-19, healthcare and social services including assistance for transportation, housing, food and personal safety.
- Build relationships using active listening, informal counseling and encouragement.
- Host learning events and exchanges through various platforms for local community members.
- Educate healthcare, public health and social service providers and other stakeholders about community health needs. Increase cultural competence among healthcare, public health and social service professionals serving historically marginalized populations.
- Effectively advocate for individuals who have healthcare and social needs.
- Provide weekly reports and detailed timesheets to Coordinator.
Experience and Qualifications
- High-school diploma or equivalent required. Interest in completing CHW certification course offered by North Carolina Community Colleges.
- Intermediate reading and writing English and Spanish language skills required.
- Basic computer literacy required. Experience with using a tablet or iPad to communicate via email and to navigate websites and databases preferred. •
- A strong desire to help others and improve the health of the community. Create connections between clients and healthcare, public health and social services providers.
- Demonstrated ability to form professional relationships with clients and a commitment to maintaining client confidentiality.
- Minimum 2-years work or volunteer experience in a community-based, public health or healthcare organization with demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with and within prioritized communities.
- Ability to work well with diverse staff, communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded, and clientele with diverse identities including race/ethnicity, language, sexual identity, gender and other lived experiences.
To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Shelisa Howard-Martinez at email@example.com.