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Community Health Worker Opportunities in South Carolina

Communities across South Carolina need you to help provide accessible & affordable health care. See all open positions below:

Training Specialist

Center for Community Health Alignment

Description: The Training Specialist plays a critical role in the CCHA team  by developing and implementing high quality training for CHWs and other community health stakeholders throughout the state of South Carolina and beyond. Experience: Successful applicants must have experience in facilitating and developing training rooted in adult learning principles, working in community-based public health programs, and managing multiple projects independently. Skills: Strong emphasis will be placed on organizational skills, writing skills, communication skills, proficiency in technology use (including virtual communication/meeting platforms, Microsoft programs, and outlook), and experience as a community health worker or similar position. Apply Here

Training Assistant

Center for Community Health Alignment

Description: The Training Assistant plays a critical role in the CCHA team by coordinating the logistics of professional development opportunities and providing high-quality administrative support to the CCHA training team Experience: Successful applicants must have experience managing a high volume of administrative tasks (including but not limited to registrations, invoices, scheduling) and be organized, communicative, attentive to detail, proficient with technology (including Microsoft, Google, Outlook, PeopleSoft, and Zoom) and willing to travel across the sate and/or region. Apply Here

Community Health Worker

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Inc

Company Overview: Cooperative Health has been serving the Midlands area since 1981. We are South Carolina’s largest and most cost-effective community health center system and we are hiring! We are looking for people who are passionate about providing accessible, high quality, compassionate healthcare in the Spirit of the Good Samaritan. Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Community Health Worker Coordinator, The Community Healthcare worker (CHW) will work closely with Cooperative health’s multi-disciplinary care teams and community resources, to provide short term care coordination to high risk and otherwise determined patient population. The goal is to promote the health and general well-being through education and provision of coordination of care and services. Works in both clinical and community based settings, including patient’s homes’. Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Conducts home visits of Cooperative Health’s patients.
  • Assists individuals within their community in managing their own health, including promoting compliance with appointments, screenings, treatment and medications.
  • Assists patients to identify socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
  • Assists patients in utilizing community services, including scheduling appointments with social services agencies and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible.
  • Assists patients in accessing health related services, including but not limited to: overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and/or social services.
  • Provides support and advocacy during initial visit or when necessary to assure patients’ medical needs and referrals required are being conveyed. Follows up with both patients and providers regarding health/social services plans.
  • Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care. Assists patients in understanding care plans and instructions.
  • Motivates patients to be active and engaged participants in their health and overall wellbeing.
  • Documents all patient encounters and contacts made on behalf of patients; completes and submits monthly reports; maintains comprehensive electronic patient files, which include patient notes, release of information, assessments and other medical documents, acquired on behalf of the patient.
  • Documents activities, service plans, and outcomes achieved by patient in an effective manner. Provides culturally appropriate Health education on topics related to chronic diseases, physical activity and nutrition.
  • Facilitates communication and coordinate services between providers and the patient(s). Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of patients’ compliance in relation to care plan objectives.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively within the care team. Establishes positive, supportive relationships with participants and provides feedback to other members of the team.
  • Works to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between patients and community providers. Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources and services.

Critical Demands of the Job:

  • Utilizes motivational interviewing, teach-back, and other patient engagement techniques.
  • Conducts home visits in accordance with CHW protocols and as assigned by supervisor.
  • Supports a work environment that is responsible and sensitive to the needs of the patient and the care team.
  • Contributes by being an active participant and promoting a positive and professional team environment while supporting our mission.
  • Documents in electronic health record or other assigned record keeping format according to Cooperative Health’s protocols.
  • Functions with flexible work schedules as assigned by supervisor and as required by the job.
  • Participates in all scheduled departmental meetings, team and center wide meetings.
  • Participates in on-site and off-site continuing education programs and in service trainings, funding or regulatory requirements and to meet the needs to the community.
  • Partnership and community Relationships Establishes and maintains relationships with community resources and other partners to ensure that they are informed about Cooperative Health’s services while increasing access to care.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, human services or other health related field or Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community health outreach or related position.
  • Bilingual Proficiency (English/Spanish), preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills preferred.
  • Case management skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid preferred.
  • Valid SC driver’s license required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned region (50%-75% same travel day).

Competencies:

  • A commitment to the mission of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, Inc. (Cooperative Health).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and carry out work assignments independently and efficiently.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate degree of confidentiality.
  • Proficient in use of computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time.
  • Be able to sit, stand, stoop, squat for extended periods of time throughout the day.

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. Cooperative Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cooperative Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Apply Here

AmeriCorps State Program Director

Mental Health America of Greenville County

Mental Health America of Greenville County is looking for a new AmeriCorps State Program Director. If you are interested in this position, you can reach out to Kathy Eckart at Kathy.eckart@mhagc.org or 864-467-3347.

Resource Specialist

Prisma Health

Job Summary As a Community Health Worker, the PASO Resource Specialist plans, develops, markets, and delivers public health education regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) instruction to local health program participants and community groups. Facilitates enrollment of eligible participants in Medicaid and establishes comprehensive education of ACA. The Resource Specialist position is based out of the PASO Greenville office. In addition to educating individuals/groups about ACA, supports the PASO Coordinator in outreach activities, recruitment and resource navigation.

Accountabilities

  • * The Specialist will focus education and enrollment efforts in the Upstate of South Carolina.  25%
  • Travels to areas where there are large Latino populations 6 times per year (every other month) to offer information and enrollment services. Collaborates with local PASO Coordinators to connect with community groups. 10%
  • Educates 50 people per month, for a total of 600 individuals per year. Each educational session will be 30 minutes. All people who are educated will be offered insurance enrollment support and other Benefit Bank services.  25%
  • Assists the PASO Greenville Program by organizing at least 1 community outreach event per month where both PASO and ACA information is offered. The Specialist will promote the PASO educational offerings in addition to insurance information.  20%
  • Offers assistance in helping individuals connect to needed resources to reach PASO targets for the Greenville Program.  10%
  • The Specialist will go on the radio once per month in the Upstate to offer ACA education and provide contact information for those who need assistance with enrollment. Also offers information on the radio programs in the Charleston area and Beaufort/Jasper area 2-3 times per year. This education will be part of the monthly radio education program already provided by PASO.  5%
  • Collects data to report on program outcomes. 5%
  • Supervisory/Management Responsibilities This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive.

Minimum Education Bachelor’s Degree- Health education, health promotion or a closely related field such as psychology, social work biology, sociology, education or physical education

Minimum Experience 1 year- Health Education

Other Required Experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English- Required
  • Ability to help enroll children and families in Medicaid and educate about ACA options – Preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of ACA, health promotion and education – Preferred

Work Shift Day (United States of America)

Location 1333 Taylor St Baptist

Facility 1500 Midlands Corporate

Department 15008435 PASOS

Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

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Community Health Worker – Midlands

Prisma Health

Job Summary Community Health Care Workers (CHWs) work in the neighborhoods where patients reside connecting and linking patients and their families to resources and the care they need. Serves as a member of the care model team enabling population health in the community by building trust and vital relationships with residents of assigned medical neighborhood. CHWs will complete CHW Training and Certification after hire.

Accountabilities

  • Develops strategic partnerships in the community to support community outreach and referrals.  Establishes peer-to-peer relationship in order to function as a link between the community and the health system. Provides guidance and support for patients through home visits and support of care coordination programs.
  • Conducts weekly home visits to CHW clients.   Assists individuals within their community in managing their own health including promoting compliance with appointments, screenings, treatment and medications. Assists patients in navigating the health care system.  Facilitates assistance or interventions for patients between care visits.
  • Be an advocate for patients by staying current of community resources.  Provides resources to patients to improve their health knowledge and self-sufficiency, help them understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being.
  • Serve as a liaison between patients and clinical care team. Reports back to their clinical liaison on encounters and the results of such encounters.
  • Coordinates meetings for CHW’s to communicate and share best practices. Coordinates meetings with Clinical liaison.

Supervisory/Management Responsibility This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of community involvement experience.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses N/A In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements N/A Other Required Skills and Experience N/A Work Shift Day (United States of America) Location 1330 Taylor At Marion St. Facility 1500 Midlands Corporate Department 15008435 PASOS

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Community Health Worker – Sumter

Prisma Health

Job Summary Community Health Care Workers (CHWs) work in the neighborhoods where patients reside connecting and linking patients and their families to resources and the care they need. Serves as a member of the care model team enabling population health in the community by building trust and vital relationships with residents of assigned medical neighborhood. CHWs will complete CHW Training and Certification after hire.

Accountabilities

  • Develops strategic partnerships in the community to support community outreach and referrals.  Establishes peer-to-peer relationship in order to function as a link between the community and the health system. Provides guidance and support for patients through home visits and support of care coordination programs.
  • Conducts weekly home visits to CHW clients.   Assists individuals within their community in managing their own health including promoting compliance with appointments, screenings, treatment and medications. Assists patients in navigating the health care system.  Facilitates assistance or interventions for patients between care visits.
  • Be an advocate for patients by staying current of community resources.  Provides resources to patients to improve their health knowledge and self-sufficiency, help them understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being.
  • Serve as a liaison between patients and clinical care team. Reports back to their clinical liaison on encounters and the results of such encounters.
  • Coordinates meetings for CHW’s to communicate and share best practices. Coordinates meetings with Clinical liaison.

Supervisory/Management Responsibility This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of community involvement experience.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses N/A In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements N/A Other Required Skills and Experience N/A Work Shift Day (United States of America) Location 1330 Taylor At Marion St. Facility 1500 Midlands Corporate Department 15008435 PASOS

Share your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Apply Here – Sumter