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Wellness Services Community Health Worker

2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Req #201
Monday, April 22, 2019

THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. 

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care. 

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies. 

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

 

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person. 

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care. 

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty. 

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community. 

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
 

Job Summary: The Peer Community Health Worker (CHWS) is key to outreach, engagement, enrollment and retention of participants who are eligible for the Healthy Communities Program.  Project HOME was one of five grant recipients from the PA Dept. of Health for a demonstration project.  Through our integrated health services practice at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center, the demonstration project addresses the crisis of diabetes in North Philadelphia through holistic diabetes prevention and management, targeted peer engagement, intensive care management, healthy food access and integrated behavioral health and medical services.  The Peer CHW is the “face” of the program to patients and residents of Project HOME.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Healthy Lifestyle Group Facilitation:
    • Satisfactory completion of local training in the Group Lifestyle Balance Program curriculum, taught by faculty from Columbia University. 
    • Co-facilitate with the Program Coordinator a group visit model to five weekly groups over one year period.
  • Intensive Care Management Support
    • Support the Program Coordinator in intensive care management of participants to address social determinants of health, reduce barriers to care and encourage positive health behaviors.
    • Help participants navigate and troubleshoot barriers to services that can impact health including transportation, child care, housing, medication access, medical, behavioral health, substance dependence, dental or other types of healthcare appointments, public benefits, and legal support. 
  • Outreach, Enrollment and Participation Tracking
    • Complete timely outreach via phone, mail and/or in-person to potential participants, using a program outreach list.  
    • Collect all necessary data for enrollment and monitoring of progress
    • Complete all required documentation of key daily activities related to participant outreach, enrollment, group participation and care management.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a CHW training program
  • Lived experience with a medical condition of diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Passionate about wellness and supporting community members on the wellness journey
  • Comfortable leading group discussions, with training
  • Willingness to engage in similar wellness activities as participants enrolled in the program
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with electronic health records

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.

 

Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

 

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Job End Date Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA