Community Healthcare Worker

Full-time Position, Available on: 2021-10-20

Community Healthcare Worker

Overview: Help people live happy, healthy lives through work as a Community Healthcare Worker (CHW). The CHW provides an opportunity to work in a purposeful and fulfilling position specifically designed to assist members of disparate populations. Dasher’s values center around providing encouragement, compassion, and support to our fellow team members, and paying those values forward when interacting with our clients and our community through in person, phone, and written communication to understand their concerns, needs, and goals, and works toward collaborative goal setting.

Key Functions/Responsibilities

Builds relationships with assigned members through in person, phone, and written communication to understand their concerns, needs, and goals, and works toward collaborative goal setting.

Works with disparate populations to increase involvement in personal healthcare decisions, guide members to advocate for more care, and educates as to the availability and importance of preventive care.
Conducts health risk assessments to identify member needs and provides education and support.

May attend community meetings to understand community issues or to build relationships with community members.

Meet members at physician appointments, in the community, and in the members’ homes to support involvement in personal healthcare decisions.
Assists members with culturally appropriate Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) needs.

Remain up to date on knowledge of community resources relating to various areas of specialty appropriate to the needs of members/families through participation in ongoing trainings, informal learning opportunities, supervisor mentoring and general professional development opportunities.

Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of community health resources and social determinants of health.

Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population and establish trust.

Effective active listening skills

Bilingual in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing) a plus, but not required.

Experience using Microsoft Office and data entry.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

High school diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in Human Services or other correlated field preferred.

Two (2) years of work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience preferred.

Certified Community Health Worker; Or ability to pass CHW Certification process with enrollment in required trainings scheduled within nine (9) months of hire.

Physical Requirements & Conditions of Employment:

Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive safely to client and community locations throughout the day.

Ability to walk limited distances outdoors and climb stairs to meet with members in their home or community environment.

Ability to communicate verbally in person, over the telephone and in writing

Travel

Significant amount of travel with 80% of the time on the road utilizing your own reliable transportation to travel throughout day to member meetings.

Required Background and Ongoing Verifications

Pass Dasher’s Background Checks
Pass Drug Screen
Pass Motor Vehicle Check
Pass PA State Police Check
Pass PA Child Abuse Clearance
Pass FBI background check
Pass GSA, OIC, and OFAC exclusions and sanctions checks

Company: Dasher Services, Inc.

777 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111
This is a field based position primarily servicing the Lancaster area.

Contact: Eve Pressley
eve.pressley@dasherinc.com
(717) 756-2219