Community Health Worker

Sep 11 2018
Ke Ola Mamo |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary

A primary purpose of the Community Health Worker is to provide health care outreach services to Native Hawaiian individuals and families, to improve a client/patient's quality of life. Community Health Worker carries out functions within culturally, appropriate service delivery programs in the community that include client identification, assist or provide health promotion/education activities. The Community Health Worker is a community member who serves as a "bridge" between health care consumers and providers to improve health and promote healthy lifestyles.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Explains programs and procedures and answers general questions to potential clients, with means of providing services to clients, inclusive of assessment/reassessment; coordination of provider services; and, the development of an individualized care/service plan with a prescribed time-frame. Provides case management of clients/patients. Maintains client records; utilizes tracking mechanism, database, created for the purpose of identifying, tracking and providing additional services as needed. Attends and participates in community meetings, health fairs to understand community issues and build relationships with community members and agencies.

 

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Associates degree from an accredited university or college, preferably, in a Health or Human Services related field. Must have minimum of 2 years general experience which demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain relationships with people; provide and elicit pertinent information; and, recognize and identify basic human needs and motivations. Access to vehicle and adequate no-fault auto insurance coverage, with a valid driver's license and a clean driver's abstract. Valid tuberculosis clearance within 1 year. Computer literate.

 

Working Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be required.