Community Health Worker - School Health - Akron East Community Learning Center - Grant Funded
Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Akron, Ohio
Internal Number: 10105
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
School Health - Akron East Community Learning Center Part - Time 24 hours per week 8 am - 4:30 pm Mon -Fri (variable) Grant Funded Position
The Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community they are assigned to serve. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. The position provides community support services by partnering with other community agencies to help at-risk/highest risk individuals and their families navigate complex social service and health care systems to attain access to services to promote healthy behaviors and manage conditions that affect their health and social well-being.
Responsibilities: 1.Serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community.
2.Make home visits to various types of individuals/families such as chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, individuals at high risk of health problems and the elderly.
3.Appropriately utilizes external inter-agency care coordination collaboration platforms to enhance inter-agency collaboration and for tracking services and outcomes for the purposes of community research projects or service reimbursement programs.
4.Adheres to industry accepted practices and relevant legal and regulatory standards for community health work.
5.Understands and applies the principles of patient and family-centered care.
6.Accurately document client encounters in electronic systems per organization standards.
7.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals.
2.Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clients.
3.Familiarity with resources available in the community assigned.
4.Ability to follow set data collection processes and track services provided.
5.Ability to solve practical problems with a degree of autonomy.
6.Proven experience being a team player.
7.Must possess emotional health and emotional intelligence to review and resolve stressful situations.
8.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience 1.Education: High school diploma or GED required.
2.Certification: Community Health Workers certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing (may be obtained after hire).
3.Good communicator - both written and verbal.
4.Years of experience supervising: 0 to 2 years is preferred.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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