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Community Health Worker

Location: Riverhead
Job Code: 10-03-2019
# of Openings: 1

Description

Hudson River HealthCare provides the highest quality of comprehensive primary, preventative and behavioral health services to all who seek it, regardless of insurance status and ability to pay, especially for the underserved and vulnerable. Hudson River HealthCare (“HRHCare”) is a Federally Qualified, Non-Profit Health Center serving communities in Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia and Westchester County. HRHCare is currently seeking a full-time Community Outreach Worker to join our team in Riverhead.

The Community Outreach Worker will conduct outreach and provide supportive services for potential and current patients in the Riverhead community.

The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to make connections and build relationships with community members. The Community Outreach Worker will work collaboratively with other members of the Outreach team and community-based agencies to identify individuals in need of preventative and primary health care services. The Community Outreach Worker will provide information about the services and programs available at HRHCare; health insurance/ coverage options; and linkage to additional health care services and resources as needed.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and participate in health fairs and other community events to engage new patients in programs and services at HRHCare by providing free health screenings to link community members HRHCare's services.
  • Coordinate Outreach events at HRHCare’s Health Center based on monthly health themes
  • Administer Patient Activation Measure (PAM) surveys with patients and provide referrals for Health Coaching as needed.
  • Outreach to migrant and seasonal farm workers by visiting area farms and farm camps to provide referrals to HRHCare.
  • Enroll eligible farm workers, their spouses/partners and children in HRHCare’s migrant voucher program.
  • Provide medical interpretation during patient appointments and assist patients with completing medical forms as needed.
  • Arrange for and/or provide medical transportation for eligible high need patients with primary care or specialty care needs.
  • In coordination with medical teams, reach out to patients who are difficult to locate to encourage them to get back into care and schedule appointments as needed.
  • Provide referrals to additional community resources as needed.
  • Meets with community organizations on behalf of HRHCare and attends and arranges for community presentations

Qualified candidates must possess: 

  • High school diploma/ GED with one year of community outreach experience
  • Prior experience working with diverse, medically underserved communities
  • Must be bilingual (English/ Spanish)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Valid NYS driver's license; must be able to regularly travel to various locations, including HRHCare service sites, in Suffolk County.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Strong computer skills including Outlook and Microsoft Word

We are a network of 40 community and migrant health centers located in Peekskill, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Dover Plains, Pine Plains, Hudson, Middletown, New Paltz, Goshen, Greenport, Haverstraw, Spring Valley, Nyack, Monticello, Walden and Yonkers, Amityville, Southampton, Wyandanch, Shirley, Patchogue, Coram, Huntington, Brentwood, Riverhead and the five boroughs. Annually, we serve over 185,000 patients and over 500,000 encounters.

Interested candidates please submit your resume.





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