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Sedgwick County* Community Health Worker COVID-19 in Wichita, Kansas

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Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department: Health Department

Pay: $16.98 per hour

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm (Some evening and weekend hours are possible)

This is a full-time, grant-funded position in the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD). The Community Health Worker COVID-19 will provide and evaluate COVID-19 and COVID-19-related activities and outreach that connect Sedgwick County residents from vulnerable populations to resources, improving health access in Sedgwick County. The position will build individual client health knowledge and self-sufficiency; build community capacity to serve vulnerable populations more effectively; facilitate access to services; and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. The Community Health Worker must communicate in a culturally appropriate manner and must be viewed as a trusted resource to the communities served.

Identify clients in need of referral to services

+ Work with supervisor, other SCHD staff, and external partners to identify vulnerable populations and implement identification, assessment, and referral strategies

+ Coordinate and work in medical and non-medical facilities and with outreach teams

+ Interview clients, collecting qualitative and quantitative assessment data for referral to services and project evaluation

+ Drive to locations where clients are, including hospitals, clinics, shelters, and other locations

+ Serve as a trusted resource to communities

+ Assist with focus groups as needed

Provide community referral information and health education to clients

+ Provide referral information to clients

+ Follow-up with each client to determine the status of the referrals and if more help is needed

+ Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the referral system

+ Refer and assist in providing interventions to clients including Chronic Disease Self-Management and tobacco cessation classes

+ Communicate to clients in a culturally-appropriate and health literacy-appropriate manner

Communicate and collaborate with internal staff and community partners

+ Train medical providers and organizations on providing referrals and what community resources are available

+ Assist with onboarding providers and agencies to the community’s Integrated Referral and Intake System (IRIS)

+ Provide technical assistance about referrals and cultural competency to SCHD staff and community partners

+ Work with SCHD staff, Communications, and external partners on culturally appropriate messaging and referrals

+ Assist with needs assessments, surveys and data collection

+ Document activities and complete standard reports

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. One year of experience working or living in a multicultural setting. One year of experience using Microsoft Word and Excel. One year of customer service work experience. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. In order to comply with the req uirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. One year health education experience. One year experience working as a community health worker or health navigator. One year of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting. One year experience with referring clients to community resources. One year of data entry experience. Completion of Community Health Worker training. Proficiency in English and a language other than English; proficiency is demonstrated by passing a standardized test.

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at