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Job Title: Health Screening and Education Community Health Worker

Reports To: Health Navigation Program Manager

Classification:  Exempt, NWFS ScreenWise Program

Position Time: 1.0 FTE; some evening and weekend work

Summary:  Northwest Family Services (NWFS) is a collaborative partner with Oregon Health Authority’s ScreenWise Program which focuses on reducing cancer burden and health inequities in Oregon through early detection, evidence-based care, risk factor screening, education, linkage to medical treatment, and surveillance.

ScreenWise works with a statewide network of providers that offer breast, cervical, and hereditary cancer screening services for both female and male, uninsured and underinsured patients.

The NWFS Health Screening and Education Community Health Worker (CHW) assists the NWFS ScreenWise Program by providing care coordination and navigation to reduce cancer burden and health inequities in Oregon through early detection, evidence- based care, risk factor screening, education, linkage to medical treatment and surveillance.

NWFS Health Screening and Education CHW will provide culturally appropriate outreach; receive and process referrals; connect with community partners; and, work with individuals to reduce barriers to accessing low- or no-cost breast, cervical and hereditary cancer screenings services.

Essential Functions:

  • Outreach- by providing culturally specific material
  • Education- by utilizing popular education methods and provide education in a manner most suited for an effective learning experience for community member participants
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and orientation of access to care through ScreenWise services
  • Collect proof of income (POI) to verify eligibility, work with a 250% FPL when conducting intake
  • Provide care coordination and navigation to individuals that have insurance through their employer or through the federal marketplace
  • Work to reduce barriers – transportation, translation, and other social needs
  • Schedule screenings with network of ScreenWise providers
  • Work collaboratively with Project Access Now & Project Access Network for enrollment if there are cancer diagnosis
  • Provide education and outreach to a total of 300 individuals regarding screening services, health system services, breast/cervical cancer screening and genetic counseling services
  • Assist 80 individuals per each care coordinator for a total of 160 between the three target counties ; Clackamas, Marion and Polk
  • Provide a total of 2 culturally appropriate outreach and education on screening services (breast and cervical) including hereditary cancer information.
  • Represent and promote the program to community members and other agencies.
  • Maintain necessary and timely written documentation and data entry for this project and the attached activities.
  • Participated in the on-going development of the project and in planning for follow-up projects.
  • As needed, follow HIPAA requirements and assure confidentiality for participants (e.g., protect personal identifying information, maintain records in locked files, transmitted records).
  • Provide reports to the Health Navigation Programs Manager.
  • Complete all required reports in a timely and precise manner.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Works cooperatively with other NWFS staff to implement project objectives.
  • Able to work a flexible, non-traditional work schedule that will include evening and weekend work periods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community and social service agencies.
  • Comply with all NWFS policies and procedures.
  • Provide timely reports as required
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.
  • Attend all staff meetings, training, and development as required.
  • Accept the guidance and supervision of the supervisor and management team in the spirit of establishing and maintaining an honest and professional working relationship.

 Job Qualifications:

  • Prefer BA or BS
  • CHW certification is required
  • Bilingual, bi-cultural English and Spanish required
  • An understanding of trauma informed work
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Accountable
  • High energy, self-directed, organized
  • Able to work independently and take direction
  • Works well with others
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and automobile insurance.
  • As of January 1, 2020, all final candidates for employment must pass a pre-employment drug test and criminal background check.

Salary range: $3,100-$3,300 per month.

Submit cover letter, resume, and application to: Northwest Family Services, 6200 SE King Rd., Portland, OR 97222, service@nwfs.org