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Community Health Worker - Dental

Company: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc.
Location: Columbia
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:


Community Health Worker - Dental

Full Time, 36 hours per week

We offer competitive salary, benefits (including medical, dental, vision), retirement, PTO, and recognize 9 paid holidays.

If you are a compassionate professional who provides exceptional quality care, Jordan Valley is for you! We are Missouri's largest Federally Qualified Health Center founded in 2003 and we serve 75,000 patients each year. The mission of Jordan Valley is to improve the health of our community by providing high-quality and accessible medical, dental, and behavioral health services to Southwest MO. We're collaborative and believe in always going above and beyond as part of our commitment to deliver excellent care to our community!

Job Overview:

Community Health Workers (CHW) work throughout the service area to facilitate health equity. CHWs build relationships with patients who access the health center or those within the community who are in need of services. Through that relationship the Community Health Worker will serve as a liaison or link between patient and resources to facilities access to care, improve quality and address the effects of social determinants of health.

Works directly with patients to identify needs and set client-centered goals.
Provides individual support to patients working toward self-management of health conditions, primarily in a home or community setting.
Provide referrals and follow-up on referrals.
Works directly with a patient's treatment team and participates in care coordination and/or case management.
Connects patients with resources for basic needs.
Works in a manner that builds individual and community capacity.
Provides basic health screenings.
Work in a community setting to identify individuals with needs.
Provides culturally appropriate health education and information to advance patient's health literacy related to their conditions.
Assists patients and community members in navigating health and social service systems
Follow up on appointments or instructions from the healthcare team by making home visits, meeting the participant in a community setting, and/or phone communication.
Builds relationships and interacts professionally with local community partnerships, health, and social service providers.

Our benefits are designed to encourage a healthy work-life balance.
4-day Work Week
Health (Both HSA and FSA options and access to our Telemedicine program)
Free dental and life insurance, and long term disability. Affordable rates for family dental and life insurance.
403b retirement match on the 1st of the month after 30 days.
Employee Assistance Program
Day One PTO Accrual
9 Paid Holidays

Required Qualifications:
Valid Driver's License.
COVID Vaccine required for all new employees.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree.
Trained in and/or experience in: Community health worker field
Organizations and resources
Lifestyle choices
Cultural beliefs and health care
Legal and ethical considerations
Disease-specific modules (e.g. asthma/COPD, cardiovascular diseases, developmental disabilities, diabetes, overweight/obesity, tobacco use)
Conducting interviews


Keywords: Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc., Columbia , Community Health Worker - Dental, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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