Kendrick and Company is seeking to hire a Community Health Worker (CHW) who will support a state-wide vaccine uptake initiative for senior citizens. The CHW will work closely with community partners in Burlington & Camden Counties, New Jersey to identify persons in need of vaccination education and referrals. The CHW uses both their knowledge of relevant preventive health resources and connection to their respective community to aide in increasing vaccine utilization.
This is a full-time position (36 hours per week) funded by a one-year grant provided by the National Council on Aging, which will expire on March 20, 2024. The schedule will vary week to week depending on event schedule – Monday through Sunday, morning through early evening. Candidates will need to complete a pre-employment background check and all grant-mandated training within one week of hire date and before they can begin working at events.
Kendrick and Company is an award-winning marketing and communications agency which specializes in nonprofit organizations, healthcare systems and providers, and educational institutions. Our team has over 100 years of combined expertise in collaborating and partnering in community coalitions aimed at improving the health of our community. Our mission is to make a meaningful impact on the clinical and social determinants of health where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (TO BE COMPLETED WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMODATIONS)
• Identify, catalogue and develop relationships with community resources for COVID-19 and Influenza immunization, other health-related resources, and transportation and other necessary ancillary resources.
• Through continual contact with communities, identify persons in need of COVID-19 and Influenza education or immunization, and refer such persons to relevant resources, providing excellent customer service and completing documentation requirements
• Attend and support community-based outreach, workshops, and screening events to assist in connecting eligible persons to COVID-19 and Influenza education and vaccination and/or other health services.
• Assist the coordinator in the development of and the upkeep of a community resource directory
• Assist with planning and execution of COVID-19 and Influenza related health education events and other health-related programming, including daily set up, breakdown and facilitation at events, maintaining appropriate documentation, monitoring inventory of supplies, assisting with administrative duties and reporting, etc.
• Handle and maintain patient records and data in compliance with HIPAA regulations and standard operating procedures as it relates to the coordination of health and social services
• Assist with the preparation of grant and outreach reports by collecting data, preparing forms and documents, and other related tasks
• Complete all required trainings as required by grant.
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma/GED Certificate + 2 years of related work experience OR
• Associate Degree + 1 year of related work experience (community health, health education, health promotion, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, or a related field)
• Working knowledge of the importance of vaccinations in community health, particularly that of COVID-19 and Influenza, and awareness of the many barriers that are present for individuals to receive effective healthcare and medical treatments
• Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of car insurance
• Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing (bilingual English/Spanish or other combination relevant to community population preferred).
• Demonstrated cultural competence and ability to develop relationships with individuals of diverse populations
• Autonomous work habits, including time-management and setting priorities.
• Basic computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
This position will have a variety of work environments in communities throughout New Jersey. These include community centers, medical facilities, office, and public spaces where noise volume may vary from low to high. When working in the offices of health providers, the incumbent will be required to abide by all health and safety requirements of such offices.
The CHW must have reliable transportation to complete local travel to various locations in the designated county as well as to nearby counties if required.
Documented proof of up-to-date COVID-19 Vaccination as outlined by current CDC/FDA guidelines prior to employment, and then maintenance of compliance with future vaccination standards set forth.
Appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided.
THIS ROLE MAY BE PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU
• Enjoy interacting with a high volume and variety of individuals.
• Have a professional background in community health or related area.
• Like to work in different environments and can quickly assimilate to a new space.
• Have a flexible schedule and can travel locally to different events.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
• $23/hour plus $250 monthly stipend toward health insurance coverage
• Computer device provided by employer.
• Mileage/travel reimbursement paid at IRS rate.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Kendrick & Co values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
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