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Wellness Services Community Health Worker

2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Req #237
Tuesday, June 25, 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 Community Health Worker provides a bridge between patients at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center and their health care providers and other professionals for referrals, decision making and overall continuity of care. They assess any barriers to following through with healthcare needs, assisting patients in overcoming those barriers, and referral to appropriate resources as needed. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specifically the Community Health Worker will:  
  • Collaborate with Project H.O.M.E. residential managers and case workers to increase utilization of services at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center and within the organization 
  • Promote available service options and choices to the community and encourage registration or follow-up with health care providers at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center 
  • Assist patients/clients in enrolling in other health care services 
  • Accompany patients/clients to critical health care or social service appointments 
  • Promote the utilization of resources within the community 
  • Facilitate opportunities for individuals to direct their own physical and behavioral wellness 
  • Teach and support acquisition and utilization of skills needed for recovery 
  • Help to facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth 
  • Participate in case review meetings as needed 
  • Participate in Quality and Risk Management Committee as designated

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or GED required. Certified Peer Specialist preferred 
  • PA Drivers License 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Formal training at a CHW program 
  • Certified Peer Specialist preferred 
  • Member of the 19121 community 

 

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
  • 2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA