Salary $44,821.02 - $67,784.21 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeLimited Duration: Regular Sched (FT with benefits)Remote EmploymentFlexible/HybridDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH518TV087
Closing4/10/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Public Health Department is seeking a Senior Community Health Worker who is bilingual in Spanish to join the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Program. Child and Teen Checkups is a comprehensive preventive healthcare program provided to children and teens from birth through age 20 who are enrolled in medical assistance. Senior Community Health Workers support families and provide information about the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Program benefits, promote preventive health care, assist with scheduling appointments, and manage client caseloads.Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program. Location and hours:This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at various Hennepin County locations and remotely as job duties require. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. When in-person, this position will require working evenings and weekends to provide community outreach services. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About this position type:This is a limited duration, full-time, benefit-earning position that may last up to 2 years.This position is internally classified as a Community Health Worker, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position, you will:
Provide program information and health education to families with children on medical assistance via telephone and face-to-face at outreach events.
Assist clients with finding a medical home, scheduling appointments, and arrangingtransportation and interpreter services.
Follow up with families whose children were referred to a specialist.
Provide referrals to community resources and organize promotion materials.
Support and participate in Child and Teen Checkups community engagement efforts.
Maintain documentation for client and agency contacts and program participation.
Participate in various projects and support continuous improvement for the program and other family health initiatives.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Completion of two years or more of college, in social/behavioral sciences or another field related to the area.
Two years or more of experience working in a community outreach or public health setting.
Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish in addition to English, both verbally and in writing.
A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to travel to Hennepin County worksites that are not easily accessible by public transportation.
Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate evening and weekend outreach events.
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
Nice to have:
Presenting information to clients and/or families at outreach events within diverse communities.
Using databases and performing data entry where accuracy is essential.
Knowledge of local public health and/or community resources and programs serving families on Medical Assistance.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, community agencies, and culturally/socioeconomically diverse clients.
Communicate information to people with different levels of understanding and diverse backgrounds.
Assist families in problem-solving to address barriers to accessing healthcare and address vaccine hesitancy.
Candidates with fluency in Spanish in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more atThe Bridge. Select Guest.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.