Health Educator - Healthy Families

Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 10, 2021
Closes
Nov 09, 2021
Ref
00293686
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Employment Type:

Part time

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Description:

Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates maternal/infant/adolescent educational programs for the Healthy Families program area. Customizes materials to meet the needs of the target audience in a culturally sensitive manner.
Job Title:

Community Health Worker - Healthy Families(Bilingual Preferred)

Employment Type:

PRN

Shift:

Rotating

Position Highlights:
  • Quality of Life:Flexible work schedules
  • Advancement:Career growth opportunities
  • Location:Holy Cross Health has two hospitals and four healthcare centers all a short driving distance from Washington DC and Baltimore, MD


Responsibilities:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a remarkable understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship with the community enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

A CHW builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

The CHW will support the department in fulfilling the following community health goals: decrease avoidable hospital utilization; improve overall health through strategic partnerships, particularly with those addressing social determinants of health, and strengthen integration and linkages by wrapping community health programs and services around defined populations, services of the Network and both hospitals.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

What you will need:

Required:
  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • One to three years of community involvement experience (i.e., community health worker, volunteer for community-based organization, outreach worker, community navigator, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the local community based on personal lived experience and the ability to articulate the lived experience and perspective.
  • Work requires ability to communicate orally and to hear or communicate with focus population.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to inspire and motive others.
  • Must be comfortable working and serving in a diverse and inclusive environment, and operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment with clinical supervision where applicable.


Preferred:
  • Certified Community Health Worker or ability to earn a CHW certificate, preferred.
  • Bi-lingual skills to work with patients in their native language are preferred, certification as a medical interpreter/translator is a plus.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, preferred.


Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard toMinority/Females/disabled/Veteran(M/F/D/V) status.

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Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.