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Community Health Worker

  • Job ID: 266445330
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Ctr Clin Resour
  • Location: 12502 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.66 to $22.24 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is looking for an engaged member of the community to join their team as a Community Health Worker! The Community Health Worker (CHW) works directly with individuals receiving services, family members, providers and other stakeholders to engage in problem solving and referral strategies; community-based services; resources for housing and resources available to members to promote recovery. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. 

Responsibilities:

  • Navigating medication assistance through drug company applications
  • Assist in scheduling appointments as needed
  • Advocate for the members' community needs, medical and behavioral health needs
  • Empower the member to self-advocate and follow through with treatment (making and attending scheduled appointments, setting goals, and community networking)
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to effectively identify the member's strengths, needs, motivation, triggers, and goals in managing life circumstances.
  • Bridge the gap between the physical health care and behavioral health treatment
  • Work in the community setting at least 80% of the time, to have direct contact with members, support teams, treatment providers and recovery supports
  • Assist members with specific non-medical needs that affect health and access to care

 

Qualifications

  • A person in the community who has expertise in issues such as housing, transportation, peer support, career training and community education. This person will also work with members that have concurrent medical difficulties. 
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED 
  • 1 year providing customer service, or clinical, or social service or case management experience in the community required
  • Has own vehicle

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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