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Community Health Advocate (Community Program/Service Worker)

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: mission viejo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Community Health Advocate (Community Program/Service Worker) for the Community Benefit - MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Health Advocate works with team members in the development and operation of health and related activities that focus primarily on low-income and English-as-a-second language communities. The Health Advocate is bilingual English/Spanish and demonstrates not only linguistic competence in both languages but also cultural competency and advocacy in his/her activities. The Health Advocate takes the lead in community outreach, health education and advocacy. The Health Advocate assumes increased responsibility and acts independently (within the team framework) in the development of program strategies goals, programs, and outcomes within the overall department plan. Advocate engages community members in developing their leadership abilities. He/she assists in the recruitment, training, and oversight of volunteers.

Essential Functions:

* Is responsible for awareness and health education to the community: * Develops, provides and coordinates health awareness and educational classes, curriculums, and presentations based on reliable resources and best practices to community, schools, families, and faith communities. * Strategies and activities are based on the five ASACB Core Principles: * Emphasis on Communities with disproportionate unmet health needs. * Emphasis on primary prevention. * Build a seamless continuum of care. * Community capacity building. * Collaborative governance.

* Collaborates with schools, Family Resource Centers, parent groups, faith communities, community organizations, etc., to promote healthy lifestyles incorporating body, mind, and spirit. * Performs home visits or consultations to assess for barriers to achievement of health goals and provides education, support, or other activities to help families overcome barriers. * Links residents with appropriate community organizations in order to meet the varied needs of the family.

* Is responsible for outreach into the community: * Familiarizes and involves his or herself with the community, schools, faith, communities, families, organizations - focusing on the underserved and low-income communities. * Develops relationships with key community members. * Identifies and assesses family and community health needs. * Works together with team members and key community members to distribute health education and related services.

* Advocates for healthier communities through grass roots community development: * Provides health advocacy in a two way manner: * Advocates for the needs of the community. * Advocates for healthy behaviors by community members.

* Facilitates grass roots community organization in conjunction with team members and appropriate community organizations for projects that relate to the department's goals/objectives, as needed. * Provides development tools and training for community members to become leaders. * Develops and enhances relationships with community representatives. * Works to develop self-sustaining, neighborhood-based leadership in promoting healthier lifestyles and assists in the development of community groups to address local issues, when appropriate.

* Recruitment and management of volunteers: * Performs outreach to attract volunteers to the Health & Ministry Programs. * Provides program orientation and coordinates volunteer schedules. * Works with Community Benefit Office Manager to integrate volunteers into the department using the hospital volunteer protocol. * Seeks out and provides education and training for volunteers so that they may assist with program work and in promoting healthier lifestyle development within communities. * Ensures volunteers meet hospital guidelines and necessary annual updates to remain active.

* Performs data collection and performance improvement: * Responsible for data collection and timely reporting activities for designated programs. * Participates in development and utilization of performance improvement standards consistent with his/her areas of responsibility. * Collects and organizes data from screenings, outreach, educational activities and other advocate activities. * Acts as a resource for teammates, especially in the are of cultural competency.

Skills:

* Be a self-starter and independent worker. * Possess team spirit and cooperation. * Possess or develop knowledge in: * Designated disease and health conditions. * Basic anatomy and physiology appropriate to the condition(s) prioritized in department. * Significance of the connection between body, mind, and spirit. * Current related health issues.

* Able to communicate health and disease concepts to clients and audiences. * Posses basic computer skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. * Ability to organize workload compelling priorities and files. * Demonstrates leadership skills. * Able to work some evenings and weekends. * Is prompt to event and classes. * Sensitive to cultural differences and responds appropriately. * Commitment to building consensus and relationships. * Ability to work in fast-paced office environment with multiple projects and objectives. * Ability to educate at different developmental levels (children, adolescents and adults).

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education:

* H.S. Diploma or GED * Bachelor's Degree - Preferred fields: Health or Educational. Degree from another country is valid or work experience related to program assessment, planning, development and evaluation.

Experience: Three (3) years experience in a healthcare setting or related position.

Licenses/Certifications:

* Valid California Driver's License. * Auto Insurance. * Employment is contingent upon the completion of a language competency assessment that demonstrates competency in Spanish skills.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Formal or informal training in designated chronic diseases.

Experience:

* Experience in education or teaching. * Experience in working with families and groups.

Licenses/Certifications: Certification as a Promotora from a reputable organization (i.e. Latino Health Access).

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Mission Viejo , Community Health Advocate (Community Program/Service Worker), Other , mission viejo, California

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