Posts Tagged ‘Community Outreach’

Health Outreach Coordinator

October 24th, 2014

Location:        Family Health Center of Harlem, East Harlem, New York

 Position Summary: The candidate will be a dynamic, experienced outreach coordinator to help improve the health of Latinos living in East Harlem. The outreach coordinator will help create and facilitate a community advisory board; coordinate and implement key informant interviews; increase individual knowledge about how to navigate the health care system and communicate with providers; reduce individual barriers to accessing health care and other needed services; and train health care providers/staff to address the health care needs of the Latino community.

 Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the development  and staffing of a  community advisory board.
  • Assist in conducting key informant interviews.
  • Assist in creating report to share findings from completed needs/assets assessment and key informant interviews.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify Latino residents in East Harlem in need of health care services.
  • Develop and distribute a resource guide.
  • Outreach to and engage Latinos living in East Harlem in need of health care services and encourage/educate them to seek care.
  • Create and maintain partnerships with local service providers including, but not limited to primary care and specialty providers, mental health organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers.
  • Organize and conduct educational presentations for health care providers/staff about the health care needs of Latinos.
  • Track program deliverables, and assist with program evaluation activities.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution or significant experience in outreach coordination and community health.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience working with and outreaching to low-income, medically underserved Latinos in urban communities, preferably with prior experience working in East Harlem.

  • Knowledge of the complex, multi-faceted issues that influence how and where Latinos, particularly in East Harlem, access care.
  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Experience communicating with and/or training diverse groups on health care access and cultural competency, particularly related to the Latino population.
  • Experience collecting program evaluation data.
  • Experience facilitating meetings.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Proficient with major office computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and email software programs.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to: HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York 10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688 Email: hresource@institute2000.org

 

Family Support Worker (Poughkeepsie, NY)

September 12th, 2014

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY: Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Family Support Worker (FSW) is responsible for optimizing the home environment for the physical and emotional well-being of children and their families.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establishes a trusting relationship with at-rish families by initiating and maintaining regular participant contact, predominatelyin the participants’ homes
  • With Supervisor and family, establishes a case plan with goals, objectives, and activities to assist family
  • Utilizes pre-natal and child development curricula; implements activities to enhance parent-child interaction; performs periodic developmental screenings on children
  • Assists parents in making and attending appointments for doctors, social services agencies, etc.; acts as liason between families and other community agencies; assures that all family members have a primary care provider
  • Familiarizes self with available community resources and knows how to access services appropriate to the needs of participants
  • Meets with Supervisor on a weekly basis to review cases and evaluate participant status
  • Performs street and community outreach for program promotion and case finding
  • Collaborates with colleagues to facilitate educations and play groups for families

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Health Services related field preferred)
  • Demonstrates experience in successfully working with infants, children, and families
  • Demontrates motivation and ability to apply basic case management, record and data keeping, and counseling skills
  • Experience in home visiting or case management fields a plus

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and WELCOME diversity.

 

Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to hresource@institute2000.org with interest regarding this Poughkeepsie, NY position.

Community Health Worker- Poughkeepsie, NY

September 11th, 2014

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY: The Community Health Worker (CHW) identifies and provides services and referrals to women across the reproductive life course with the goal of improving life and birth outcomes. The CHW provides linkages to community resources, primarily as related to health insurance, primary care and health care services, and family planning. The CHW is responsible for community education and outreach.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identifies CHW Program participants through street and community outreach and assists participants and their families to gain access to needed health and human services
  • Carries a caseload of 25 families; establishes trusting relationships with at-risk families by initiating and maintaining regular client contact
  • Conducts interviews in the home and other locations to identify areas of need and assist individuals and families in accessing health, social services, and other services needed to assure positive health outcomes
  • With the CHW Supervisor and the family, establishes a case plan with goals, objectives, and activities based on family’s needs
  • Is familiar with available community resources and knows how to access services appropriate to the needs of participants
  • Provides individual and group education on health-related topics

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Prior experience with at-risk families in health care or human services setting preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Must have a strong knowledge of community resources and working with diverse and under-served populations
  • Must have good writing and excellent computer skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and WELCOME diversity.

Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to hresource@institute2000.org with interest regarding this Poughkeepsie, NY position.

Family Assessment Worker (Kingston, NY)

August 15th, 2014

Ulster County Healthy Families, a program of the Institute for Family Health (Kingston, NY), is looking for a new member to join our dynamic home visiting team as a Family Assessment Worker. Family Assessment Workers meet with families in their homes throughout Ulster County and conduct in-depth interviews to assess families’ needs and make appropriate referrals to area services and programs. REQUIREMENTS

  • Fully bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • High school diploma and 2 years relevant experience required; Bachelors’ degree in a related field preferred
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a reliable vehicle. Applicant must be willing to travel within Ulster County as part of the work day (mileage reimbursement is provided).
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule with some evening and weekend work
  • Regular outreach to local agencies and attendance at community events

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish trusting relationships with families
  • Gather information through reflective listening and excellent communication skills
  • Show respect and sensitivity for families, regardless of their cultural, racial, sexual, gender or ethnic identities
  • Work effectively in diverse home environments
  • Identify community resources for families in Ulster County
  • Maintain participant confidentiality and set appropriate boundaries with families
  • Complete and submit required documentation in a timely manner
  • Be self-sufficient and work independently
  • Maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor
  • Work as a supportive member of a collaborative team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is celebrated and welcomed! Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to hresource@institute2000.org for interest regarding this Kingston, NY position.

Community Health Worker Supervisor (Poughkeepsie, NY)

August 6th, 2014

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Supervisor for the Maternal and Child populations program (Poughkeepsie, NY) manages the day-to-day functions of the program. The CHW Supervisor supervises program staff and students and provides concrete, supportive, and clinical services to patients. The CHW Supervisor ensures program compliance with regulatory and agency policy, procedures utilization, and productivity benchmarks. Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervises program staff; schedules and directs work, performs orientation, training, and quality assurance activities, recommends personnel actions such as selection, evaluation, promotion, etc. Identifies service, training and personnel needs within the program.Develops and promotes new programs to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to meet patient needs
  • Assists, develops, and participates in quality assurance activities to promote high quality, comprehensive, and effective patient care
  • Participates and attends community meetings and conferences and conducts trainings
  • Assists with the implementations and evaluations of department and program goals/objectives
  • Educates staff regarding psychosocial issues related to patient care

Position Requirements:

  • LMSW candidates only
  • Management experience is required
  • Must have community health experience
  • Must have a strong knowledge of community resources and working with diverse and under-served populations
  • Must have good writing and excellent computer skills

This is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth with an expanding organization. This positions offers opportunities for advancement, student teaching, and research and publishing for interested candidates. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and WELCOME diversity. Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist. Please email your cover letter and resume to hresource@institute2000.org with interest regarding this Poughkeepsie, NY position.

Clinical Research Coordinator I

June 9th, 2014

Location:  Manhattan and The Bronx

Summary of Position: Working closely with the Project Manager and project staff in conjunction with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Evidence and Policy, the Clinical Research Coordinator I will work on a genetics and genomics research study testing the implementation of EMR-enabled genetic risk information in primary care clinics in Manhattan and the Bronx. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how providing genetic risk information to clinicians and their patients can help lower risk of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal failure in patients who suffer from hypertension. The research coordinator will also participate in the recruitment and consent of study participants into a research biorepository which serves as single resource for enterprise-wide clinical data mining for clinical and translational.

Tasks will include, but not limited to:

  • Assisting in the daily activities of the research study.
  • Leading recruitment activities in outpatient clinical settings.
  • Obtaining informed consent.
  • Collecting, maintaining and organizing study information using electronic databases.
  • Administering in-person surveys as well as collecting clinical information such as participant heights, weights and blood pressure.
  • Corresponding with study participants by telephone to schedule appointments and reminder calls for follow-up data collection.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clinic personnel at study recruitment sites.
  • Assisting in preparing study-related documents and maintaining study files.
  • Conducting literature searches and assisting in grant submissions and dissemination of study findings as needed.
  • Phlebotomy (training will be provided).
  • Willingness to travel across study sites in Harlem and the Bronx.

 Education: Bachelor’s degree (BS, BA, etc.)  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Previous clinical research experience ; Proficiency in Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access) required; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Highly attentive to detail and very organized; Have a genuine interest in community health and health disparities research; prior experience working in urban communities highly preferred. Full-time; flexible schedule is required, with some evenings and weekends possible.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with minimum salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Fax: (212) 620-0688, E-mail: hresource@institute2000.org

Care Navigator

April 2nd, 2014

LOCATION:  Downstate Multi-Locations

POSITION SUMMARY:   Care navigators will ensure the execution of support service plans by accompanying patients to medical appointments, providing psychosocial support and psycho-education, and maintaining patient’s access to entitlement benefits, health education, conducting home visits, and community outreach, as well as ensuring engagement of obtaining health home consents.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, preferred. Bachelor’s in Psychology, Human Services or Sociology with experience (Preferred) High School Diploma

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Knowledge of programs and services in the New York City area Ability to write professional reports and correspondence. Ability to work independently and as part of a team Knowledge of health care Ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patient’s individual needs Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent time management and organizational skills Knowledge of computers, data entry experience a plus. Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred.

TO APPLY:  Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to : HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor New York, NY  10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688  Email: hresource@institute2000.org

Practice Administrator

February 14th, 2014

Location:  Mt. Hope, New York

Position Summary: The Practice Administrator provides leadership in the smooth operation of the practices to enhance the management of patient visits in the fulfillment of the mission of the Institute. The Practice Administrator performs clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks, special projects to evaluate methods and procedures for processing work or improving operating efficiency/effectiveness of the practice. The Practice Administrator also oversees and resolves problems relating to practice systems including appointments, registration, physician referrals, medical records; resolves problems relating to practice systems; compiles and reports monthly practice statistics; analyzes all aspects of practice operations to identify areas for improvement. Develops and implements strategies for their resolution with the Medical Director, Nurse Manager, and Departmental Administrator.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.  Masters Degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Five (5) years of relevant experience, where at least three (3) of those years were in a comparable health care setting. Demonstrated computer skills, including but not limited to Veryss/PCN, Excel, and MS Word organizational, communication, and scheduling skill; experience in supervisory and leadership roles.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011; Fax: (212) 620-0688; E-mail: hresource@institute2000.org

Patient Navigator

November 13th, 2013

Location:       Bronx, NY

Position Summary:

The Patient Navigator works as part of interdisciplinary team to help HIV positive patients address personal and environmental difficulties which negatively affect treatment adherence. They will ensure the execution of support service plans by accompanying patients to medical appointments, providing psychosocial support and psycho education, and maintaining patient’s access to entitlement benefits. Additional responsibilities include the provision of health education, and conducting home visits when necessary. Patient navigator will provide case management to address patient’s individual needs as they pertain to treatment adherence, including but limited to transportation to medical appointments and childcare. This is a SEIU 1199 union position.

Education:    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, preferred.  BA in Psychology, Human Services or Sociology

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum one year experience; knowledge of HIV programs and services in the New York City area, extensive knowledge of health care and health care applications; proficiency with computers and data entry; ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patient’s individual needs; ability to write professional reports and correspondence. Patient Navigator works independently and as part of a team; excellent interpersonal skills and excellent time management and organizational skills.  Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to:  HR Department – The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10011; Fax:  (212) 620-0688; E-mail:  hresource@institute2000.org