North Country HealthCare AZ
  • Payson, AZ, USA
  • Part Time

General Position Description:

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 program's goals and objectives. In addition to being an educator, the CHW/CHA is also a liaison to other resources and services within the community.

Overall Position Responsibilities:

  • Regularly visit clients in their homes during their pregnancy and up to two years postpartum.
  • Educate about premature labor warning signs, prenatal nutrition, exercise, the benefits of breastfeeding, and other pregnancy related issues.
  • Advocate for early and continuous prenatal care.
  • Provide basic family planning education and administer pregnancy tests if needed.
  • Educate about developmental milestones for infants/children and encourage positive parenting skills.
  • Promote childhood immunizations, adequate nutrition, and other preventative health care issues for children.
  • Educate and advocate for proper car seat use and installment.
  • Encourage enrollment in early childhood education programs.
  • Educate, refer, and assist clients with applications and enrollment in community resources.
  • Possess basic knowledge of the community and its population.
  • Reinforce and support traditional cultural practices and beliefs.
  • Serve as a positive role model for pregnant women and mothers in the community.
  • Be a proactive, self-motivated family health advocate who enjoys working with people.
  • Complete the training course and attend regular in-service programs.
  • Complete reports and paperwork as required by the program.
  • Work with other team members to accomplish program objectives.
  • Comply with confidentiality rules and laws.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills & Abilities:

  • High School Diploma required, some college preferred.
  • Knowledge about the community where the Health Start services will be provided required.
  • Experience in health or human services preferred.
  • Experience in Maternal and Child Health preferred.
  • Must exhibit culturally sensitive and appropriate behavior.
  • Must possess a valid AZ driver's license and be willing to travel in personal vehicle (mileage is reimbursed at the state rate which is currently $0.445 per mile).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability preferred and in some target areas may be required.

Pay Amount

$17.36-$18.35


North Country is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity Employer

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