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

  • Social Service Specialist I - Community Health Worker

    Job Location US-NJ-Brick
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/20/2018 6:24 PM)
  • Overview

    The 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

     

    • Conduct outreach with strong focus on high-need women not currently engaged in health care or other supportive community services, including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, methadone clinics, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.
    • Expand door to door outreach services in the grant areas indicated, to all women of childbearing age to recruit and retain prenatal and inter-conception clients and their families in a comprehensive system of care.
    • Collect data on all participants being served and work closely with Central Intake Referral Specialist(s) within the region to identify appropriate services.
    • Assist in promoting health insurance/Medicaid enrollment so that families in need are connected to these resources and case manage participants up to three (3) years from the time of enrollment or until the participant voluntarily terminates from the program. Case management will include but not limited to, providing ongoing follow-up and assessment of need.  For women that are not eligible for home visiting programs or case management through Medicaid managed care, offer and provide case management services.
    • Provide a minimum of 2 per month community educational events. 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.
    • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of quarterly consumer driven Advisory Board meetings. Twenty five percent of the board members must be consumers.
    • Evening, weekends and flexible hours required

    Qualifications

    Education:                            

    High School Diploma, Associates Degree and/or Health related education preferred.

                                                   

    Work Experience Requirement:

    Minimum 1 -2 years of experience working with high-risk underserved, racially and ethnically diverse communities. 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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