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Community Health Worker, Senior

  • ... Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 69478.81 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Community Health Worker, Senior   

JOB TITLE:

Community Health Worker, Senior

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Minneapolis Minnesota United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

Hennepin County Public Health is seeking a Senior Community Health Worker with a preference in an applicant who is fluent in Spanish in addition to English to work with its Tuberculosis (TB) Outreach Program.
This position will work with people with active TB in the community, and will include assisting patients with barriers to care and serving as an advocate.
This position will also provide daily home visits (Monday through Friday) to a caseload of patients to directly observe the ingestion of their tuberculosis medications.


Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity.
We recognize racism is a public health crisis.
We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness.
Diverse voices are critical to this mission.
We encourage you to join us in this work!

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus.
For more information visit
employee referral program.

Location and hours:
This position is onsite at the Public Health Clinic at 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415 and will require traveling throughout Hennepin County to visit clients in their homes.
Work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.
m.
4:30 p.
m.


About this position type:
This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.

This position is internally classified as a Community Health Worker, Senior.

Click here to view the job classification specification.


In this position, you will:
  • Identify and assist patients in overcoming barriers that may prevent them from adhering to TB treatment.
  • Observe patients ingest their TB medications.
  • Report to and follow directions of the TB Services nurse supervisor and nurse case managers.
  • Ensure that patients adhere to TB medical orders, TB clinics, and other related medical appointments.
  • Assist with locating patients in the community who are suspected of having TB.
  • Educate patients about prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Document interactions with patients in an electronic medical record such as EPIC.
Need to have:
  • One of the following:
    • Completion of two years or more of college in social/behavioral sciences or another field related to the area.
    • Two years or more of experience working in a community outreach or public health setting.
  • A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation to travel to client's homes within Hennepin County, and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
Nice to have:
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, in addition to English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience:
    • Performing face-to-face outreach within the community.
    • Assisting families in problem-solving to address barriers to accessing healthcare.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Local public health and/or community resources and programs serving families on Medical Assistance.
    • Health care systems.
    • TB and other infectious diseases.

  • Ability to:
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community agencies, and culturally/socioeconomically diverse clients.
    • Communicate information to people with different levels of understanding and diverse backgrounds.
Candidates with fluency in other languages in addition to English are encouraged to apply.
Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.


About the department:
Hennepin County Public Healths vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity.
Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy.
We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.


About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota.
Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities.
All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals - that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.


Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations.
This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow.
Learn more at The Bridge.
Select Guest.


Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.


Your future.
Made here.


This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.


This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.


Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check.


If you have any questions, please contact:
Talent Acquisition Division
Hennepin County Human Resources Department
HR.
ServiceCenter@hennepin.
us
612-348-7855


Why work here?

Hennepin County embraces the Total Rewards philosophy.
We want our employees to succeed not only at work but as they move through life and its milestones.
We offer advantages and opportunities others can't including:

  • Meaningful work
  • Public service
  • Competitive pay
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous benefits
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Commitment to your success

By working in public service, we are a part of something larger than ourselves.
Together, we support those in need.
We help people access information and services.
We empower vibrant and diverse communities.
We serve residents.


Employee Benefits Summary

Visit our benefits page to learn more: bridge.
hennepin.
us/eligibility.


If you are a current Hennepin County employee please be aware that any change in job classification may affect your current benefits (such as a conversion from Vacation/Sick Leave to Paid Time Off and/or enrollment in a Health Care Saving Plan.
) .

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

69478.81 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709416995-1e1f14796d76a41fe3df5f0a99b0d8d1

LOCATION:

Minnesota United States

CITY:

Minneapolis

Job Origin:

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Description

Hennepin County Public Health is seeking a Senior Community Health Worker with a preference in an applicant who is fluent in Spanish in addition to English to work with its Tuberculosis (TB) Outreach Program. This position will work with people with active TB in the community, and will include assisting patients with barriers to care and serving as an advocate. This position will also provide daily home visits (Monday through Friday) to a caseload of patients to directly observe the ingestion of their tuberculosis medications.

Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.

Location and hours:
This position is onsite at the Public Health Clinic at 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415 and will require traveling throughout Hennepin County to visit clients in their homes. Work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

About this position type:
This is a full-time, benefit-earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Community Health Worker, Senior.
Click here to view the job classification specification.

In this position, you will:
  • Identify and assist patients in overcoming barriers that may prevent them from adhering to TB treatment.
  • Observe patients ingest their TB medications.
  • Report to and follow directions of the TB Services nurse supervisor and nurse case managers.
  • Ensure that patients adhere to TB medical orders, TB clinics, and other related medical appointments.
  • Assist with locating patients in the community who are suspected of having TB.
  • Educate patients about prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.
  • Document interactions with patients in an electronic medical record such as EPIC.
Need to have:
  • One of the following:
    • Completion of two years or more of college in social/behavioral sciences or another field related to the area.
    • Two years or more of experience working in a community outreach or public health setting.
  • A valid driver's license, access to reliable transportation to travel to client's homes within Hennepin County, and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
Nice to have:
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, in addition to English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience:
    • Performing face-to-face outreach within the community.
    • Assisting families in problem-solving to address barriers to accessing healthcare.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Local public health and/or community resources and programs serving families on Medical Assistance.
    • Health care systems.
    • TB and other infectious diseases.
  • Ability to:
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community agencies, and culturally/socioeconomically diverse clients.
    • Communicate information to people with different levels of understanding and diverse backgrounds.
Candidates with fluency in other languages in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.

About the department:
Hennepin County Public Healths vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals - that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge. Select Guest.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Talent Acquisition Division
Hennepin County Human Resources Department
HR.ServiceCenter@hennepin.us
612-348-7855


Why work here?

Hennepin County embraces the Total Rewards philosophy. We want our employees to succeed not only at work but as they move through life and its milestones. We offer advantages and opportunities others can't including:

  • Meaningful work
  • Public service
  • Competitive pay
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous benefits
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Commitment to your success

By working in public service, we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Together, we support those in need. We help people access information and services. We empower vibrant and diverse communities. We serve residents.

Employee Benefits Summary

Visit our benefits page to learn more: bridge.hennepin.us/eligibility.

If you are a current Hennepin County employee please be aware that any change in job classification may affect your current benefits (such as a conversion from Vacation/Sick Leave to Paid Time Off and/or enrollment in a Health Care Saving Plan.) .

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