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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - RED LAKE NATION BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

RED LAKE NATION BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

OPEN: March 31, 2022-Until filled.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe environment for youth to go to during out of school hours and beyond. The Boys and Girls Club provides structured programs for youth to engage in healthy activities and life choices. A Red Lake Nation Youth Shelter is expected to open the summer of 2022 to provide a temporary housing option for youth who are in need of a safe place to stay overnight. The Youth Shelter will work in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs to identify youth who are in need of housing. The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work with youth between the ages of 6 and 19 who are attending programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs and/or residing at the Youth Shelter. The Community Health Worker will provide education and support for health related topics that increase overall health and functioning of the youth. This position will be responsible for working under the supervision of a medical assistance enrolled physician, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, mental health professional, and will also be responsible for the coordination of the initial visit to establish CHW services. Reports to Youth Shelter Director, BGC Director, full time w/benefits, salary; $24-$30 DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• Adherence to policies and procedures of the Youth Shelter and Boys & Girls Club

• Responsible for the coordination and referral of youth for appropriate medical needs

• Responsible for the development of educational health related materials and curriculum that is developmentally appropriate the age group

• Responsible for the documentation of services and visits in the appropriate electronic health records system.

• Communication of important information pertinent to the youths other established service provider and support team

• Scheduling and attending appointments with youth in program

• Providing information on requested services to youth

• Maintaining confidentiality and HIPAA

• Assist Youth with enrollment in necessary programs and benefits for which they are eligible for

• Create connections with the population and demographics which are served by program to appropriate healthcare system

• Any other additional duties as assigned

• Assist youth with the development of health goals and plans

• Motive individuals to be active, engaged and participants in their health

• Coach youth to become effective managers of their chronic health conditions and self-care

• Ability to effectively and efficiently convey important information to youth in program.

• Skilled in the development of informational materials

• Ability to effectively document and communicate confidential and health related information

• Knowledge of healthcare systems and programs that are of importance to youth

• Knowledge of the cultures and traditions of Native Americans

• Skilled in de-escalation and conflict resolution tactics

• Skilled in the use of office equipment and computer programs

• Skilled in effective and efficient time management

DIMENSIONS:

The position will require working in an office/shelter setting as well as making community and home visits to youth participating in the program as needed. The position may require working outside traditional office hours to possibly include weekends and holidays. Must be able to work with youth from a wide range of backgrounds and demographics. Majority of time will be spent meeting with youth and effectively managing time.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• High School Diploma or G.E.D Certificate

• Received certificate from the Minnesota State College and Universities System approved community health worker curriculum

• Valid Driver's License and Proof of Insurance

• Must be 18 years or older

• Willing to obtain first aid and CPR certification within 6 month of hire date

• Preferred experience working with Native American Communities

• Employment contingent upon successfully passing Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Test and Background Check

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diploma are being accepted at the Government Center – Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847

 

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