The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative has an opening for a  Community Health Worker at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.

The Community Health Worker is responsible for providing services for participants enrolled in the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative.

POSITION SUMMARY

 PRIMARY TASKS & DUTIES

  • Enrolls and case manages 50 pregnant and postpartum women, and their infants up to two years and their families;
  • Assists with the on-going care coordination to pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to two years and their families;
  • Assists with recruiting and providing referral resources to significant other males and fathers of the children enrolled in the program;
  • Administers depression screens to program participants and makes appropriate referral;
  • Assures referral and/or enrollment of program participants and their families in health coverage under the ACA;
  • Develops a plan of care with the program participant and modifies plan when appropriate;
  • Provides assistance in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services which are culturally appropriate;
  • Prepares monthly reports for the Evaluation Team, and
  • Recruits program participants to participate in the Community Action Network (CAN).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or nursing preferred, or related field experience.

Qualification Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the maternal and child area.
  • Familiarity with the neighborhood services.
  • Experience with grassroots organizations and coalescing neighborhoods and their residents.
  • Ability to work effectively with project staff and to be a team player.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Somali preferred.

To apply, click HERE