Job: Patient Navigator (Community Health Educator)

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 Feb 2017

Under the direction of the Director of Program Quality, USBP , provide outreach, needs assessment and case management to pregnant women in the project’s target area. This position is located at the PCI’s US & Border Programs office in City Heights. The position is full time.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct outreach among pregnant women and their families, increasing their awareness and knowledge of health issues and accessing health services.
  • Provide home visits and case management to program participants and evaluate their progress towards achievement of project objectives
  • Collect and maintain relevant project data per grant/contract specifications, including data entry
  • Plan and implement health education sessions, support group activities, and community service-learning projects including preparation, facilitation and follow-up
  • Prepare and present educational information and material for a culturally-sensitive program to serve families in the perinatal period
  • Provide in-person assistance to apply for insurance through application assistance, document submission, follow-up and re-enrollment when necessary.
  • (repeat of below) Identify clients in need of supplementary services and document follow-up contact with all clients referred to community and health resources
  • Evaluate the progress of participants and progress towards achievement of project objectives
  • Develop and maintain a well-stocked health and empowerment information/education “Library” and facilitate its use by clients
  • Participate in agency and project meetings
  • Maintain continuing education as appropriate and assist with special projects as assigned by Supervisor
  • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Program Quality or Project Director
Special Requirements
  • Must be available to work overtime during peak periods.
  • Must have reliable transportation
Required Qualifications:**
  • High School diploma or GED certificate required with a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in health, psychology, or social work field. CHW certification a plus.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (read, write, speak) required and knowledge about bicultural issues related to Latina clientele.
  • Home visiting case management or Parents as Teachers training or experience a plus.
  • Certification as a Covered California Enrollment Counselor preferred with knowledge of health insurance programs and related eligibility requirements
  • Knowledge of US health care systems, mental health services and exposure to binational or international collaboration programs a plus.
  • Proficiency in MSOffice: Word, Excel required.
  • Able to work independently and as a team-player with creativity in problem solving.
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Reliable transportation required. Must be available for occasional local travel (within California and US).
  • Availability to accept some weekend and evening assignments
  • Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives.
  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI.
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