COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (50075344)

Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Key Competencies

    Job Role Summary

    This position is responsible for promoting the Indianapolis Healthy Start program, providing outreach services & providing home visitation services with selected families. Responsible for assisting women into early prenatal care, promoting the birth of a healthy baby, encouraging preventive child health care, improving and enhancing parenting skills, discouraging unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse, and decreases the incidence of child abuse and neglect. Responsibilities include serving as a link between the family & the community by helping the family access health & social services that exist in the community to meet their needs. A High School diploma or equivalent required. Valid Indiana driver's license and access to own transportation required for in county travel.

    Essential Duties

      Qualifications

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • High school graduate or equivalent, demonstrates literacy skills
      • History of receiving and maintaining employment
      • Certified Community Health Worker or ability to become certified within 6 months
      • Providing informal counseling, support and follow up

      KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Lives within target community, and has some knowledge of existing community resources
      • Has a strong desire to help others & a history of being a natural helper/teacher
      • Communicates and relates well with others & assertive nature to assume and an advocacy role for clients
      • Demonstrates the ability to work well with at-risk individuals in their homes
      • Understand community served and community connectedness
      • Basic computer skills; data entry a plus

      Licenses/Certifications Required

      TBD

      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

      TBD

      Working Enviornment

      TBD

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


      Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis