Community Health Worker I - PRN Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, Texas
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Organization Type
A Community Health Worker (CHW) I is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between the health care system, social services, and the community. A CHW I is a trusted member, and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A CHW I assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research.

The ideal Community Health Worker will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of the community the Community Health Worker will serve

Communication skills, both verbally and in writing

Interpersonal skills that encourage relationship building with a diverse group

Capacity building and advocacy skills

Teaching skills

Organizational skills

Computer literate

The ideal candidate for the Community Health Worker I role is someone who has the following attributes:

Conduct needs assessments, develop patient plans, conduct and/or navigate patient to appropriate interventions designed to improve access to health care and/or health status.

Provide referral and linkage to follow-up services within the community and within BSWH

Following a defined protocol, conduct culturally appropriate skills building self-management education sessions on different topics for groups and individuals.

Teach basic concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and self-management.

Benefits Our competitive benefits package includes*:

Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

Tuition Reimbursement

PTO accrual beginning Day 1

*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

 Community Health Worker (CHW): CHW license by the Sate of Texas.