LifeLong Medical Care

Senior Wellness Community Health Worker

US-CA-Berkeley
4 weeks ago
ID
2017-1585
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Community healthcare is highly rewarding and very attractive for the right medical professionals. Come join a dynamic care team at LifeLong Medical Care.

 

We are looking for a Senior Wellness Community Health Worker to work in Berkeley. This is a part-time benefited position, working approximately 20 hours/week, typically Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and an occasional couple of hours on the weekend. The Senior Wellness CHW provides health services and health education to seniors at external community locations in Alameda County. The Senior Wellness CHW will work collaboratively to support other community engagement efforts in the Patient Services Department. 

 

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. 

 

LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 10 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more.

 

LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Implements health education, outreach, and health screening activities to seniors in Alameda County.
  • Establishes, collaborates with, and maintains effective working relationships with community centers, local business, and key partners to initiate plans for health interventions with the senior population.
  • Coordinates all Hypertension Drop-In Clinics and expands services to other locations in the county as needed.
  • Creates outreach initiatives to increase participation at the Hypertension Drop-In Clinics and other health promotion events.
  • Attends community events such as health fairs where seniors could potentially be present and provides health screenings as well as health education.
  • Establishes and maintains trusted relationships with community members.
  • Responsible for data collection, data entry, and generation of reports.
  • Provides and links community members to resources when appropriate.
  • Responsible for meeting all deliverables assigned.
  • Generates written communication as directed in a timely and competent manner.
  • Represents LifeLong Medical Care in a manner that is consistent with our goals and vision.
  • Performs other duties and projects as needed or assigned by the Community Engagement Manager.

Qualifications

 

  • Appreciation of older adults and demonstrable aptitude for working successfully with this population; strong motivation to support older adults to achieve their wellness goals.
  • Ability to engage with older adults and the community at large with cultural humility. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, and written skills as well as the ability to work with diverse communities with various backgrounds in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic, and cultural origins.
  • Display strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, multi-tasking, prioritization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Work effectively under pressure and complete assignments in a positive professional and timely manner and to be flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners, and vendors.
  • Work with individuals and organizations at the local level to build support.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident, and competent staff.
  • Make appropriate use of knowledge/expertise/connections of other staff.
  • Be creative and mature with a “can do,” proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.

 

 

Job Requirements

 

  • One to two years’ experience working with a non-profit organization and/or experience in community health outreach.
  • Must be able to work on some weekends.
  • Valid California driver’s license and vehicle.

 

Job Preferences         

     

  • Bachelor’s degree or vocational degree in related field.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Experience with diverse employee populations and multi-location organizations a plus.
  • Community Health or Non-profit experience.

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