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COVID Community Health Worker

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To apply for this position, use the following link and enter job code # 2495825 in the job search box https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Posted On: Friday, 30th July 2021
Department: AHEC
Shift: Week Days
Location: Danville
705 Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541
Job Type:
40 Hours per Week
Education: High School
Duration: Temporary

Job Description:

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for helping individuals navigate and access community services and resources. CHWs provide critical services to communities disproportionately impacted by public health challenges including COVID-19. The CHW will work to actively educate community members about the vital importance of vaccinations.

  • Dislocated Worker Qualifications

    1. Must be 18 or older
    2. Laid off
    3. Or received COVID-related unemployment benefits

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Establishing trusting relationships with clients and their families while providing general support and encouragement.
  • Assisting with COVID vaccination clinics and other vaccine-related community events.
  • Coaching clients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care while motivating clients to be active, engage participants in their health, particularly during public health emergencies such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Guide clients according to clinical practice guidelines for diseases such as COVID.
  • Assisting clients in understanding care plans and instructions.
  • Assisting clients with completing relevant applications, COVID vaccine and other registration/enrollment forms.
  • Providing referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate.
  • Helping clients connect with transportation resources and give vaccine and other appointment reminders in special circumstances. Transporting clients is strictly prohibited.
  • Document case notes and activity on a daily basis, recording client care management information in the Electronic Medical Record (training provided) and other software.
  • Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities as required by the employer and/or as mandated by the state for scope of practice.

Preferred Skills:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Good communication skills, such as listening well, and using language appropriately are required. Written and oral fluency in English required.
  • Experience working and/or living in a multi-cultural and/or community-based setting
  • Basic computer skills required to include Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with staff and other organizations
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clients
  • Knowledge of community resources appropriate to needs of clients/families
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team
  • Self-motivated with excellent time-management skills
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred
  • Knowledge of some medical terminology preferred
  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program such as from a college or other education institution is preferred
  • Background check and drug testing required