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Community Health Worker, CAMBA's Healthy Families

CAMBA's Healthy Families Program reaches out to families living in zip code 11226 (Flatbush) to identify and address financial or emotional stress or other family risk factors that may exist at the time of pregnancy and birth.  In the case of existing risk to an infant's health or psychological development, eligible participants have the option of receiving home visiting services.  Program services are free and focus on parent/child interaction, effective parent/child bonding, and overall family support. These services may be utilized on a short or long term basis, and are available up to the child's fifth birthday. ​


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance(i.e., accessing and enrolling in preventative and primary health care services); (2) interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid participants to implement service plans; (3) locate and make use of appropriate community resources for participants; (4) evaluate actual living conditions of participants through home visits; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Conduct outreach to identify high need women and infants from events at community venues, schools, hospitals, clinics, churches, shelters, substance abuse treatment clinics, emergency rooms etc.
  • Plan and utilize creative outreach strategy events (mailings, home visits, presentations, workshops, door-to-door flyer distribution) to motivate participants to agree to use iCARE program services.
  • Plan and facilitate educational presentations to participants, providers and others regarding iCARE and a variety of topics.
  • Conduct initial intake and/or assessment of participants and family situations and needs, and periodic re-assessments.
  • Assist participants in completing all CAMBA intake applications and consent forms.
  • Create and maintain participant files.
  • Manage a small caseload across the life cycle.
  • In collaboration with participants, prepare initial and periodic revisions of service plans, including short-term and long-term goals.
  • Assist participants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for participants and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA (i.e., physicians and dentists who can assure appropriate care throughout key life stages and support services like WIC and food stamps).
  • Work with participants to overcome barriers/goals, assist participants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor participants' progress toward their goals and document via progress notes.
  • Act as liaison and advocate for participants with referral sources regarding participant's progress related to their education, healthcare, housing issues, etc.
  • Follow-up with participants for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure their stability.
  • Escort participants to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.) and act as translator if necessary.
  • Assist participants in completing applications (i.e., assist with gathering documentation) for benefits and entitlements (i.e., health insurance), process applications on participants' behalf and follow-up to ensure enrollment.
  • Provide all required data and narrative information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports in a timely manner.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which participants have: (a) achieved primary goals and have maintained stability for a period of months; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area).
  • Prepare discharge plan. 
  • May participate in Case Conferences.  
  • May prepare and/or translate marketing materials for the program.
  • May recommend and implement strategies to persuade participants to participate more fully in the program.
  • May schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.

 

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School diploma or GED and 4 years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.​

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