JOB OVERVIEW :
The Community Health Worker is a member of the Huckleberry Youth Health Center team. This position provides direct service to youth accessing medical care, case management and therapy at the health center as well as street and event-based outreach. This position holds the primary responsibility for outreach, community based organization (CBO)workshops, on-site health education for youth and rapid HIV and Hep C test counseling. The Community Health Worker is the face of the Huckleberry Youth Health Center and is essential to creating a warm and welcoming interaction for the youth we serve.
1. Provide health education workshops at community based organizations in San Francisco. Provide health education workshops in San Francisco schools, as needed.
2. Participate in street-based outreach, including condom distribution, in areas where youth congregate.
3. Represent Huckleberry Youth Health Center at community events, health fairs and other outreach events.
4. Monitor the dispersal of health education resources such as condoms, safer sex kits and outreach supplies; work with the Community Health Coordinator to maintain an appropriate inventory.
5. In partnership with the Community Health Coordinator, develop an outreach strategy focused on increasing youth access of the Huckleberry Youth Health Center.
6. Maintain Health Education data and enter that data into Salesforce; other data entry support as needed.
7. Participate in Health Education team projects such as curriculum creation, updating and development
8. Participate in staff development activities including: individual supervision, staff meetings, training's and team meetings.
9.As needed, provide engagement and assessment for youth who access the HYHC and Cole Street Youth Clinic. This will include checking-in clients for their appointments, answering the phone, logging client visits and engaging with clients in the waiting areas.
1. Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Social Sciences or similar degree or certificate preferred.
2. Previous experience working with youth that are underserved, marginalized, high-risk with complicated trauma histories preferred.
3. Previous experience working within a harm reduction framework preferred.
4. Previous experience working with a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment preferred.
5. Must be highly organized, creative, innovative and flexible..
6. Familiarity with San Francisco preferred.
7. Comfortable with administrative tasks such as answering the phone, keeping a detailed log and data entry.
8. Must be engaging, friendly and care about the social justice issues of health care access for marginalized populations.
9. Able to handle competing demands and prioritize tasks while focusing on the needs and experience of our clients.
10.Criminal Justice Clearance required.
11. Computer literate (Internet, Word, Excel).
12.Those with current or former experience with TAY services, those who are bilingual Spanish/English and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual premium offered for those with demonstrated language capacity.
1. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times.
2. Perform tasks and responsibilities in a thorough and timely manner in compliance with agency policy and standards, and conforming to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
3. Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
4. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times in keeping with the
responsibility carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of
youth and families.
5. Maintain an awareness of the agency's mission and work to promote the positive
individual and social change goals it embodies.
1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:
1. TB clearance
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV-related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Posted on : Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:24:23 GMT
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