The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms River

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Social Service Specialist I - Community Health Worker

    Job Location US-NJ-Brick
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
  • Overview

    The Bilingual Community Health Worker will perform a combination of community outreach and education, home visits, case management, group activities/workshops and community-based supportive services to provide a source of enhanced social support and create a bridge between under-served and hard-to-reach population and formal providers of health, social and other community services.

     

    Work Location:  Brick, New Jersey

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Community Health Workers will be in the community performing outreach and education 80% of their time and case management 20 % of their time.
    • Participate in Quarterly Consumer Advisory Groups, take meeting minutes, and prepare education resources for consumers.
    • Enter all client related information and services into the agency’s electronic health record database system (Evolv)
    • Community Health Workers will target a specified number of contacts each month, preconception, prenatal/postpartum, and inter-conception women and their families, with a strong focus on high-need women who are not currently engaged in health care or other supportive community services or other supportive community services, in a culturally sensitive approach. CHW must complete at least 25% of Community Prenatal Risk Assessments (2-pg forms) on a monthly basis.
    • Community Health Workers will expand door to door outreach services to all women of childbearing age and their families that will actively reach out into the project areas to recruit and retain prenatal and inter-conception clients and their families in a comprehensive system of care.
    • All women identified through outreach will be referred to Central Intake utilizing the Initial Contact/Referral Form and/or PRA or Community Referral standardized form.
    • For women that are not eligible for home visiting programs or case management through Medicaid managed care, offer and provide case management to a minimum caseload of 50 per CHW women in accordance with established policy. Provide a minimum of (2 per month) community educational events. Submit presentations to RPHS for review and approval. (Community activity documentation will include any printed literature with you agency’s name listed as a participant.)
    • Community Health Education will use a variety of methods, activities or strategies to increase knowledge and awareness, aim at facilitating health behavior change, improve prenatal outcomes and reduce infant mortality. Topics to include, but not limited to risk reduction, infant health promotion, pregnancy and parenting, interconception care and other health prevention promotions. (Acceptable documentation of health education will include title, place, time, topic, date, persons in attendance and group number.)
    • CHW will work closely with the Family Success Center staff in Ocean County to delivery programs services, outreach and referrals as needed to meet program outcomes.

    Qualifications

    Education: Associate’s Degree in social, human services, public health, women/urban studies or related field

                                                   

    Work Experience Requirement:

    Community outreach, grass root efforts, client engagement, and health medical background required. Maternal child health or work in a public health setting preferred. Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation.

     

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