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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (Screener) @Northeast District Health Office

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, 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.

Job Role Summary

This position is primarily responsible for performing standardized vision and audiometric screening to children in Marion County schools.  This position requires good customer service skills in order to ensure that students/clients are treated in a courteous and polite manner.  This position is also responsible for scheduling , training new staff, and data quality assurance. Cross training for community outreach and home visitation will be required.  Cross training for front desk/clerical responsibilities will be required.  There will be traveling in Marion County in order to visit schools, homes and other MCPHD sites.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Community Health Worker, Screener.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3 to 5 years of previous work experience, preferred.
  • Computer skills and keyboard use including ability to type minimum of 30 words/minute.
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s license
  • Access to own car and current automobile insurance
  • Experienced in use of Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Excellent communication skills, utilizing tact and diplomacy.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to organize work assignments and be self-motivated and function independently.
  • Must be attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Must be sensitive/adaptive to changing school environment.
  • Assignments are completed in timely manner.
  • Must be flexible in working with a variety of community partners.
  • Must be competent in computer usage.
  • Requires skills in effective interpersonal communication in a multi-cultural setting; may require the use of the language line or an interpreter.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment.
  • Work collaboratively with a broad range of people.
  • Interact tactfully and diplomatically with colleagues, personnel and the public.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information according to HIPAA.
  • Requires knowledge of communities and organizations that they may come in contact.

Working Enviornment

  • Unconfined and confined sitting; standing; walking to and from community sites, etc.; climbing stairs; steady use hands and fingers for data entry and use of the screening equipment and lifting and carrying equipment – 20 lbs.
  • May be exposed to substandard and unsanitary living conditions.
  • May be exposed to allergens of all types (i.e., pets, dust, smoke, etc.)
  • In adverse weather conditions, may be requested to make home visits for Directly Observed Therapy for TB medications.
  • Required to wear N-95 mask in situations where client is considered infections.

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