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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - BILINGUAL

Join our team!  South Heartland District Health Department is seeking a part-time Community Health Worker (CHW) (or CHW / Minority Health Educator) for the four-county health district (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster). Potential for full-time. Responsibilities will include outreach activities to individuals and families in the South Heartland service area: conducting assessments, connecting people to services, and providing health coaching.  Specific roles could include assisting with one or more of the following: promoting breast, cervical, and colon cancer screening; cardiovascular risk factor screening and awareness, increasing community linkages to primary health care; facilitating linkages to community resources for preventive screening, follow up and treatment, as well as chronic disease self-management; and supporting community efforts through education, advocacy, and problem solving.

Knowledge/Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong planning and organizing skills; experience in public speaking; experience targeting messages and programs to specific audiences; knowledge of principles of health behavior; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs to impact attitudes; ability to plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.

Requirements: Community Health Worker must have a High School Diploma or GED and 1-2 years of experience leading groups and/or previous experience as a lay health advisor or community health worker.  Prefer Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Minority Health Educator must have a Bachelor’s Degree with courses in social/human services, health education, public health, health promotion, or medically-related field, and previous experience in community outreach, community organization and/or health education.  Bilingual (fluent) in English and Spanish and resident of target community. Requires excellent bi-lingual (Spanish-English) oral and written communication skills. Medical Interpreter Certification from an approved program desired. Community Health Worker Certification from an approved program desired. Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize a variety of software programs including word processing, data entry, desktop publishing and social media management. Valid Nebraska driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle. 

Hours:  25-30 hours per week.  Work activities will require travel and periodic evenings and weekends.  Potential for position to grow to full-time.

To apply:  Resume and application required.  EOE/AA.  Application form may be accessed at the links below or requested by e-mail: joe.streufert@shdhd.org. Submit cover letter, resume and application by e-mail: mail@shdhd.org.  First application deadline December 31, 2018. Position open until filled.