Community Health Worker - Barberton Job AxessPointe Centers INC

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AxessPointe Community Health Centers, INC Recruitment 2020

Description :
ABOUT AXESSPOINTE AxessPointe Community Health Centers provides affordable, high-quality health care to families and individuals in Summit and Portage counties. We offer a full range of services including medical, dental, women’s health, behavioral health and a reduced-rate pharmacy. WHY WE EXIST AND OUR DIRECTION: Our Mission: To provide a quality, affordable and compassionate health home for – every patient, every time – in all communities. Our Vision: To be recognized as a leader in the delivery of high quality, integrated family-oriented healthcare and as a model program for community-based primary care. OUR VALUES AND CORE COMPETENCIES: Mission First: We believe in always working hard to help each and every patient—to be a place where all are welcomed—to help them and their communities flourish through our efforts together. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) respectful, compassionate service and (b) results orientation. Operational Excellence: We believe in doing a job well done, always seeking ways to do what we do better, and embracing challenges through an open-minded, informed approach. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) functional knowledge and skill, (b) continual improvement, and (c) decision making and creative problem solving. Bring Your Best: We believe that we owe it to our patients, to our coworkers, and to ourselves to approach every day as an opportunity to excel together, creating an organization that makes our communities healthier despite the challenges that arise. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) integrity, (b) team mentality, and (c) agility and resilience.
SUMMARY: The Community Health Worker (CHW) provides community support services by partnering with other community agencies to help at risk / high risk individuals and their families navigate complex social service and health care systems to services to promote healthy behaviors and manage conditions that affect their health and social well-being. This culturally and geographically connected individual serves as a link between underserved communities and existing community resources. Through home visiting, these individual assists clients in overcoming barriers to health, social services, education, and employment by performing the following duties. SUPERVISOR: Social Services & Outreach Manager DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Canvases clinics, community centers, emergency departments, homeless shelters, and identified “hot spot” neighborhoods to find and enroll individuals who meet the criteria for being at risk / high risk.
  • Connects the client to Medicaid and a medical home for preventive services within 14 days of program enrollment.
  • Works with the clients to connect them to community social services in order to remove barriers to care (e.g. transportation, housing, mental health counseling, etc.).
  • Educates enrolled clients regarding topics such as hygiene, community groups and stress management.
  • Attends trainings and monthly meetings and submit documentation of same to supervisor.
  • Successfully completes Community Health Worker curriculum.
  • Uses the Pathways protocols for care coordination activities at all times.
  • Interviews clients with problems such as personal and family adjustments, health, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, utilities, and physical and mental impairments; completes appropriate checklist; and brings information back to agency clinical professionals to determine nature and degree of problem.
  • Enters information from home visits into database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation, and forwards information to clinical professionals for evaluation.
  • Accesses and records client’s and community’s resource information.
  • Advocates for client and acts as a liaison between client and other service providers.
  • Counsels client individually, in family or other small groups, regarding plans for meeting needs and aids client to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning.
  • Helps client and family through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
  • Reviews care plan developed by clinical professionals and performs appropriate follow-up activities as directed.
  • Secures supplementary information such as employment or medical records or school reports as directed.
  • Determines client's eligibility for services such as financial assistance, insurance and other programs in place to assist individuals and refers clients to community resources and other agencies to meet identified needs.
MIMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willingness to obtain Community Health Worker Certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing (may be obtained after hire 6 months)
  • Must live in the City of Akron or surrounding area and have been a resident for at least two years
  • Ability to work in diverse communities and among different races, cultures and classes
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients
  • Familiarity with resources available within the community
  • Reliable transportation
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must successfully pass a background check and drug screen
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • Successful Completion of Community Health Worker Curriculum.
COMPLIANCE: This position requires compliance with API's written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation. Failure to comply with API's Written Standards, which may include the failure to report any conduct or event that potentially violates legal or compliance requirements or API's Written Standards or, for managers and supervisors, fails to detect non-compliant conduct where reasonable efforts would have resulted in detection, will be met by the enforcement of disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination, in accordance with API's Compliance Program Policy and Procedure: Addressing Instances of Non-Compliance through Appropriate Disciplinary Actions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to finger handle or feel; to talk; or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to frequently lift up to 25 pounds. The employee may occasionally be required to lift 25 to 50 pounds; however, this is not essential; duties may be shifted to accommodate lifting restrictions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less). The employee will occasionally be working near moving mechanical parts, be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and exposed to a risk of electrical shock while running the copier, printer, other standard equipment and answering the telephone. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. Stress level can be high at times.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

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