Columbia County, OR
  • 14-Sep-2022 to 14-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 3943.00-4879.00 per month
  • Salary
  • Limited Duration

Excellent Benefit Package, effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Announcement# 2022-050

Closing Date: October 14, 2022

Salary: $3,943 - $4,879

The COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER is a full-time, 40 hour per week, Civil Service, Union represented position. This is a limited duration position through the end of June 2023.

Columbia County is looking for a key member to join our public health support team. Columbia County Public Health is committed to improving qualify of life and protecting the health and well-being of all residents by addressing social, economic and environmental conditions. We want to ensure that all people in Columbia County have the opportunity for a healthy life.

DUTIES: This position plays a pivotal role in local public health programs by meeting our clients where they are to provide one-to-one support, targeted outreach, health education and navigation, referrals and coaching.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Previous experience as a Community Health Worker, with a Community Health Worker certification preferred. Lived experience and an excellent understanding of various community-based resources. Must have experience working cross culturally to support health care outcomes. Experience serving diverse, traditionally underserved communities is highly preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have or have the ability to obtain a Community Health Worker certification within six months of employment. Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the County's liability insurance. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Must have knowledge of and experience with cultural-responsiveness and understanding of trauma-informed care approaches. Experience with Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Teams, and Virtual Meeting platforms. Knowledge of health coverage options, tax filing regulations, and marketplace enrollment is preferred.

Must have a high level of accountability and reliability. Must be creative and have strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Must be responsible, flexible, self-directed and have excellent attention to detail. Must be able to research and seek out information and resources needed to serve the community.

Ability to teach individuals and groups with a variety of learning styles and communication preferences. Ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills sufficient to communicate with co-workers, community leaders, and community members.

Join our team - Columbia County online application must be completed - Apply today!

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