Community Health Worker - Mobile

Department

Position Summary

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for Community Health Workers (CHW). The CHW is responsible for reducing barriers to health and human services among vulnerable populations. He/she works to ensure integration of care within the context of the primary medical, dental and behavioral health departments, and promotes wellness by providing culturally appropriate health information to clients, providers and families.  The CHW provides health care literacy through advocacy with the individual, the family, community and other health care organizations to ensure the community capacity meets the required needs of all individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

The CHW must have a certification in Community Health or a degree in Social Work or related field, along with 1-2 years’ experience in case management, community health, counseling, social work or other related field. Suitable experience could be exchanged for education. He/she should be knowledgeable of community organizations that can be of assistance in meeting the needs of the patient, as determined by the Community Health Coordinator. Verbal and written communication skills are required; bilingual language skills are a must.  The CHW must have the proven ability to manage multiple or competing priorities, work with a diverse population of people, be detail oriented, and exhibit excellent follow up skills. He/she must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team oriented environment. Bilingual skills are a requirement.

Travel Requirements / Work Hours

Travel is required on a regular schedule, to attend meetings, events and to provide support within the community and across the region using a mobile unit, rental vehicle, or even personal means of transportation. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.  

About Us

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being or our patients. Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community. Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our Mankato location, we have a Mobile Health program (Medical and Dental) that serves communities across southern MN. Open Door Health Center is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Open Door Health Center, Attn: Human Resources, 309 Holly Lane, Mankato, MN  56001 or email to hr@odhc.org.  Candidates may also apply on our website at odhc.org and click on the Careers Tab and Application for Employment, complete, and submit via the hr@odhc.org email.

 

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