North Country HealthCare
  • Springerville, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

The Community Health Worker/Community Health Advocate works under the direction of the Program/Project Manager for the Maternal and Child Health program. He/she provides in-home education on various prenatal topics and early childhood development issues, which pertain to the Health Start programs goals and objectives. In addition to being an educator, the CHW/CHA is also a liaison to other resources and services within the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Regularly visit clients in their homes during their pregnancy and up to two years postpartum.

  2. Educate about premature labor warning signs, prenatal nutrition, exercise, the benefits of breastfeeding, and other pregnancy related issues.

  3. Advocate for early and continuous prenatal care.

  4. Provide basic family planning education and administer pregnancy tests if needed.

  5. Educate about developmental milestones for infants/children and encourage positive parenting skills.

  6. Promote childhood immunizations, adequate nutrition, and other preventative health care issues for children.

  7. Educate and advocate for proper car seat use and installment.

  8. Encourage enrollment in early childhood education programs.

  9. Educate, refer, and assist clients with applications and enrollment in community resources.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Knowledge about the community where the Health Start services will be provided required
Must exhibit culturally sensitive and appropriate behavior
Must possess a valid AZ drivers license and be willing to travel in personal vehicle (mileage is reimbursed at the state rate which is currently $0.445 per mile)


PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
High School Diploma required, some college preferred
Experience in health or human services preferred
Experience in Maternal and Child Health preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability preferred and in some target areas may be required

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