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Social Services Tech Worker (Community Health Worker)

POSTING DATE: MAY 13, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: *OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified

Part-Time, Hourly Position

$15.00 per hour

This is a grant funded position until August 2024

LOCATION: Health Promotion, West Central Health District Office, 2100 Comer Ave., Columbus, GA, 2nd Floor, Health & Human Services Center

This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact on health outcomes in Columbus, GA (Muscogee County). A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline health worker who is a trusted member of and has working knowledge of the community. The CHW will serve as a resource to promote, maintain, and improve individual, family, and community health. Additionally, the CHW will work in partnership with health care providers to provide person-centered support to individuals and families; to help improve access to care; advocate for individual, family, and community needs; and build client capacity to increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency.

DUTIES: Under supervision, this position will work alongside and be supervised by the Chronic Disease Prevention Manager (CDPM). Duties include, but not limited to, focusing on tobacco users, HIV prevention, those with obesity, prediabetes/diabetes, and/or pre-hypertension/hypertension to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, COVID-19 booster and COVID-19 testing. In addition, this position will work to remove barriers, and connect this population with resources and opportunities that promote healthier food options and increase physical activity. Other duties as assigned. Requires flexibility to travel and work various community sites in Columbus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Self-motivated, team player with a desire to succeed and learn, good motivational skills to encourage participation and learning, ability to manage multiple duties simultaneously. Operational knowledge of MS Word, Powerpoint, Access, and Excel. Have a working knowledge of the City of Columbus community.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

All Applicants Must Apply At: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and Click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment may be subject to the following:
• Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting
• Reference Checks
• Pre-Employment Drug Screening
• I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification