Community Health Worker

· Eddystone, Pennsylvania
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

About Us

ChesPenn is a network of community health centers spanning Chester and Delaware Counties.  Our mission is to provide quality, integrated, and culturally sensitive medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare to adults and children regardless of their income, insurance status, or ability to pay.

 

Simply put, our goal is to provide a healthcare home for every person living in the communities we serve. Be part of our mission to care for your community. This is a job that will love you back!


Position Summary:

 

ChesPenn Health Services is seeking a Community Health Worker with a dedication to serving ChesPenn’s patients and the surrounding community. The Community Health Worker (CHW) serves as a bridge between the health center and patient and his/her family with the goal of improving health outcomes. The CHW leverages his/her knowledge of the local community and the health and human services resources in the area to educate and empower patients and their families to understand and manage their health needs.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Some experience in health care preferred
  • Training in a CHW course preferred
  • Current COVID-19 and flu vaccines required

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Current or former resident of the service community strongly preferred; experience in community/outpatient settings a plus
  • Genuine passion and desire to enter a helping profession in health care or social services
  • Completion of a Community Health Worker curriculum preferred
  • Bilingual/bicultural fluency preferred
  • Current COVID-19 vaccine required

 

What You’ll Do

  • Help patients develop health management plans and goals
  • Coach and coordinate patients in the management of their chronic health conditions and self-care
  • Establish positive, supportive relationships with participants and provide feedback
  • Facilitate communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate services between providers
  • Work effectively with stakeholders (patients, staff, partner agency representatives, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions
  • Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided
  • Identify and apply appropriate role definition and boundaries

 

What We Offer

ChesPenn offers generous benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401a retirement account, funded by ChesPenn
  • Life insurance
  • Generous vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

  
 ChesPenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Because employees work with families and children and due to the sensitive nature of patient medical information, we require all applicants who receive and accept employment offers to complete child abuse and criminal background checks before being hired.

 

NOTE:  
ChesPenn uses a web-based application portal and emailing system to correspond with applicants.  Please be sure to add 
notifications@app.bamboohr.com to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Location
    Eddystone, Pennsylvania
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level