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Perinatal and Pediatric Community Health Worker (CHW)

Company: LifeLong Medical Care
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Perinatal and Pediatric Community Health Worker (CHW) for our West Berkeley Family Practice. The CHW will work with a multi-disciplinary provider team in the delivery of comprehensive perinatal and pediatric services in a community health setting. Under general supervision of the Perinatal and Pediatric Coordinator, the Perinatal and Pediatric Community Health Worker is responsible for providing to perinatal clients and their infants, individually and in group settings: case management, outreach services; health education, psychosocial and basic nutritional support; medical and social services coordination; and health education classes within the guidelines of the CPSP programs.This is a full time, benefit eligible position. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have over 20 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.BenefitsWe offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.Responsibilities:

  • Manages caseload of perinatal clients and their infants, including scheduling appointments and registering newborns.
  • Provides case management services including Lactation and Gestational Diabetes support and care coordination for specialty services as needed.
  • Coordinates cases with social service agencies and medical providers.
  • Refers client to appropriate support services as needed within the organization and in the community.
  • Provides CPSP services thru individual appointments to assess psychosocial, nutritional and health education risk factors and makes referrals.
  • Provides thorough documentation of CPSP visits and patient interactions in Electronic Health Record system.
  • Does outreach calls and tracking for Well Child Checks and Immunizations.
  • Supports and co-facilitates health education classes.
  • Attends team and staff meetings as required.
  • May participate in community outreach and marketing activities to promote the organization's services.
  • Complies with data collection and entry for Quality Improvement measures and annual reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Perinatal and Pediatric CHW Supervisor.Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Able to prioritize often competing work demands and tasks from both clients and staff.
    • Able to work effectively and calmly under pressure in a positive, friendly manner.
    • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, sexual orientation, ethnic and cultural origins and beliefs.
    • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in providing services to persons who are disabled, homeless, substance users, HIV (AIDS) infected, and/or psychologically impaired.
    • Working knowledge of community health problems including social and economic factors relating to health.Education and Experience:
      • Bachelor's Degree and at least one year paid full-time experience in a perinatal or maternal and child health with a concentration on health education or... a high school diploma with at least two years experience in perinatal or maternal and child health with a concentration on health education or... a high school diploma with one year experience in perinatal or maternal and child health with a concentration on health education and completion of a perinatal CHW training program or equivalent training.
      • Experience working in a perinatal program as a Perinatal Community Health Worker or working for a non-profit community clinic and/or other non-profit social service organization.

Keywords: LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley , Perinatal and Pediatric Community Health Worker (CHW), Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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