Community Health Worker

1925 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who are trusted
members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting
relationship enables the worker to serve as 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 community health worker also 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 primary purpose of these roles is to engage,
support, and build capacity of individuals and communities to improve health outcomes within the Latino
population offering interpretation and translation services, transportation, providing culturally appropriate
health education and information, and helping people get the care they need. Provide community outreach services to expand connections to the Hispanic/Latino
population in Burke County for the purposes of building trust in and awareness of COVID-19
prevention practices and services, e.g., testing, treatment, contact tracing, immunizations.
● Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with key community partners serving
the Hispanic/Latino/a population in Burke county, including but not limited to local
community leaders, community based organizations, public health, contract tracers, and
primary care providers.
● Collaborate with MAHEC to establish and implement referral systems to collaborative
partners for providing CHW services to individuals needing to isolate or quarantine due to
COVID 19 disease or exposure.
● Reach an outreach minimum of 720 Hispanic/Latino/a and families in Burke county, and 250
through individual support services
● Collect and submit weekly data to MAHEC and support of regional effort and program
evaluation
● Use NCCARE360 where appropriate to initial referral for support around social determinant
of health needs
● Identify and secure resources to support people being served

Requirements

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

  • Able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

  • High School Diploma and/or college degree with a focus in Spanish and or social advocacy


Final candidates will be asked to complete skills, reasoning, and personality assessments specific to the position to which they applied.

About the Company

HCCH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HCCH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.