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Community Health Worker RADxUP COVID-19

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Dept. 

Pay:  $16.98 per hour 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

 

This is a full-time, temporary position in the Sedgwick County Health Department for COVID-19 response. Grant funding for this position has been secured for a minimum of 12 months. The Community Health Worker RADxUP COVID-19 will work with community members who are part of a local health equity action team to develop new COVID-19 testing strategies to reach the most vulnerable community members. The Community Health Worker RADxUP will work closely with the RADxUP Program Manager to improve access to testing. The Community Health worker will act as a bridge between community members and key service providers, assisting community members in COVID-19 testing and follow-up activities. The Health Worker must communicate in a culturally appropriate manner and must be viewed as a trusted resource to the communities.

 

Implement COVID-19 testing strategies and provide support to people who are affected by COVID-19

  • Work with Project Manager, other SCHD staff, and external partners to identify vulnerable populations and implement COVID-19 testing strategies.
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing local activities related to testing events, including set-up, day of testing support, and preparation and delivery of wellness packages.
  • Work closely with Sedgwick County Communications and University of Kansas Medical Center Communication Coordinator to develop and implement a campaign tailored to Latinx, refugee, immigrant, migrant, and African American populations to promote testing.
  • Identify local testing resources (e.g., volunteers, faith-based organizations, community agencies, area healthcare staff) and work with SCHD staff to include and maintain in existing IRIS community referral database.
  • Connect community members affected by COVID-19 to resources for testing and follow-up activities.

 

Participate in a local health equity action team to develop new Covid-19 testing strategies

  • Serve as an additional point of contact for local health equity action team members
  • Assist in coordinating team meetings to discuss new testing strategies for reaching the most vulnerable community members
  • Engage community leadership and community-based organizations

 

Assist with other grant activities

  • Assist with needs assessments, surveys and key informant interviews and data collection
  • Document activities and complete standard reports for the research team at University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Participate in virtual and in-person meetings related to the research project
  • Coordinate and communicate with the research team leads at the University of Kansas Medical Center

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related field or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education. Equivalently qualified work experience includes experience working as a community health worker or working in a public health department or healthcare setting. One year of experience working or living in a multicultural setting. One year of experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse program or Master’s degree in public health or health-related field. One year health education experience. One year experience working as a community health worker or health navigator. Two years of experience working or living in a multicultural setting. One year of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting. 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 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


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