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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - MINO BIMAADIZIWIN WELLNESS CLINIC MINNEAPOLIS

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

MINO BIMAADIZIWIN WELLNESS CLINIC MINNEAPOLIS

Open: February 29 2024– Until filled

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work with the vulnerable population in providing education and support for

Health-related topics that may have historically created barriers for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

A CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close understanding of the community

served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community

to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competency of service delivery. A CHW also builds

individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such

as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. This position reports to the Clinical

Supervisor. Full-time position with benefits, salary DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

• This position will be responsible for working under the supervision of a Medical Assistance enrolled physician, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse or mental health professional and will be responsible for the coordination of the initial visit to establish Community Health Worker services. The position will also be responsible for:

• Provide community-based services to eligible adult clients (age 18+) with health conditions that impacts their ability to live successfully in the community.

• Assist individuals with the development of health goals and plans.

• Coordinate and refer individuals for appropriate medical needs.

• Develop educational health related materials and curriculum.

• Document services and visits in appropriate electronic health records system.

• Communicate important information pertinent to the client's Housing Case Manager and other professionals working with the client (with signed release of information).

• Schedule and attend appointments with participants in program.

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

• Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care.

• Meet with individuals 2-5 hours a week in the community, shelter or in the individual's home. It is expected that 25 – 30 hours a week will be spent in direct client interaction.

• Ensure that services are delivered in a manner that is culturally sensitive and appropriate following a holistic and person-centered delivery method.

• Support the person in applying for all benefits (county, state, tribal and federal) that will help them afford their housing.

• Participate in supervision, under the direction of designated supervisor.

• Provide program and client transportation as needed.

• Maintain a caseload of at least ten clients or more as assigned, meeting productivity guidelines, and proactively seeking referrals as needed to maintain a full case load. Typical caseload will be 15 clients.

• Maintain billing and documentation in accordance with Department of Human Services guidelines, and submit billing according to procedures established by department: daily progress/encounter notes, billing encounters, monthly progress reports, and file reviews in health records (either paper or electronic).

• Input data into the Procentive system in a timely manner for reporting and funding purposes.

• Provide client level data for periodic (quarterly, every 6 months and annual) reporting for grant funded programs.

• Participate and assist in the tasks associated with client care including evaluation of client safety and appropriate interventions related to their functioning and safety.

• Acts as an advocate for clients as needed.

• Provide crisis assistance as needed.

• Attend trainings and conferences to comply with all continuing education requirements, and further enhance technical and programmatic knowledge.

• Abide by and comply with the rules of confidentiality, Data Privacy Act, mandatory reporting laws, HIPPA requirements, and organizational policies and procedures.

• Plan and implement activities to meet grant objectives and evaluate for effectiveness.

• Attend community meetings as requested by the Director or Clinical Supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least 21 years old.

• High school graduate or equivalent.

• Received a certificate from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System approved Community Health Worker curriculum.

• Willing to obtain first aid and CPR within 6 months of hire.

• Valid Minnesota driver's license and reliable transportation with valid insurance.

• Knowledge and experience working with American Indians preferred.

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

Email: Victoria.graves@redlakenation.org

 

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