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Community Health Worker-Priority Health (Oakland)

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Job description

Priority Health is seeking a Community Health Worker to interact and engage with Priority Health Medicaid members who live in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties. We are seeking a candidate who has familiarity with community needs and resources across these counties. Primary responsibilities are meeting with members in the community (ie. home or other location) to address barriers to accessing healthcare, social determinants of health and to assist members in getting connected with appropriate resources. Other responsibilities of this position include community meetings, collaboration with community agencies, and internal staff meetings. This position is not required to report to a Priority Health office daily, instead employee will start and end their day at home while spending work day in the community. Provides peer support and role modeling related to the improvement of life skills and health/wellness to individuals and their families during personal interactions including home visits, telephone calls, etc. Instructs individuals and their families about wellness, chronic disease prevention and self-management. Assists clients and their families with accessing appropriate community resources. Assists with the coordination of group support programs and provides ongoing contact. Cultural competency and shared-life experiences with client population is preferred. Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive to and from appointments.

Education Requirements

Required High School Diploma or equivalent and successful completion of the paraprofessional CHW Training Program (Completion within 180 days from hire date) Preferred Associate's Degree or equivalent 3 years of relevant experience Work experience Preferred Knowledge and use of community resources; social, health and public agencies and services. Preferred

Certifications

CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association WITHIN 60 DAYS United/Kelsey Lifestyles; WITHIN 90 DAYS Healthier Communities 60 Days required Or CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross WITHIN 60 DAYS United/Kelsey Lifestyles; WITHIN 90 DAYS Healthier Communities 60 Days required LIC-Driver's License - STATE_MI State of Michigan Upon Hire required CRT-Auto Insurance - UNKNOWN Unknown Upon Hire required

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