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Providence Senior Community Health Worker in Van Nuys, California

Description

The Community Health Worker III (CHW-III) is responsible for helping community residents and Medical Center patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW-III provides primary job duties within at least one of the following tracks:

a) Health Education: CHWs in this track will assist with recruitment and administrative tasks for health education courses, such as but not limited to Mental Health First Aid, Creating Healthier Attitudes Today, physical activity, or Groceryships. In addition they will deliver these modules these health education topics independently and identify new locations where the programs can be delivered.

b) Outreach and Enrollment: CHWs in this track will provide outreach in community settings and provide initial screening for eligibility of Covered CA, Medi-Cal, and CalFresh (Food Stamps). In addition they will provide one-on-one health insurance and/or CalFresh enrollment application assistance. In addition they will also troubleshoot complex cases independently and provide small group presentations on how to use insurance and basic health care rights.

c) Navigation/Linkage to Resources: CHWs in this track will manage complex patient subpopulations, including but not limited to people with co-morbidities, recently discharged patients from the Medical Centers or community residents struggling with substance abuse. When necessary, the CHW-III will be paired with a Social Worker to manage these individuals. As part of this they will provide individualized assessments of risk factors that impact an individual's well-being. They will be responsible for doing the assessments in community and Medical Center Emergency Department settings, then referring them to the appropriate programs and resources in the community, and providing follow-up to make sure the needs are met.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Providence California Regional Services and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Upon request: Driving may be necessary as part of this role. Caregivers are required to comply with all state laws and requirements for driving. Caregivers will be expected to provide proof of driver license and auto insurance upon request. See policy for additional information.

  • 1 year experience in a combination Community Health Worker I and II position, or 2 years related community outreach, enrollment, education or other community health administrative experience, or Bachelors degree in lieu of experience.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care, and even our own Providence High School.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 257413
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Community Services
Job Function: Community Service
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Technical/Skilled Support
Department: 7000 COMMUNITY HEALTH INVESTMENTS CA SOCAL 22
Address: CA Pacoima 11201 Herrick St
Work Location: Providence Community Health-Pacoima
Pay Range: $22.93 - $35.77
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.