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Outreach Worker

Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Location: Keizer
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Join our team as an Outreach Worker at Lancaster Family Health Center at Lancaster in Salem, OR , and be part of a healthcare organization that believes in making a difference beyond medical care. At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we believe you are more than an employee, and we are more than a job! We value inclusivity, and we are a community committed to the well-being of our members.

We've transformed into a leading community health center. With 40+ clinics across Washington and Oregon, we offer a wide range of services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, nutritional counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health. Our holistic model also extends assistance to shelter, energy, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling, home visits, and mobile medical/dental clinics.

Explore our short clips, " WE are Yakima - WE are Family " and " YVFWC - And then we grew , " for a glimpse into our dedication to our communities, health, and families.

What We Offer

  • $17.81-$21/hour DOE with ability to go higher for highly experienced candidates.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and more.
    Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties
    • Assesses patients current situation and identifies services needed to ensure their basic needs and concerns are addressed. Administers Social Determinants of Health tool to facilitate disclosure of additional needs or concerns like mental health, nutrition, physical activity and/or finances.
    • Makes referrals to appropriate agencies and service providers based on identified needs. Provides information and assists clients for self-referral.
    • Utilizes knowledge of local community resources and services offered to provide recommendations and referrals for client. Utilizes skills and knowledge of human behavior to assess and influence client s responsiveness to accessing the resources and services recommended.
    • Identifies and provides outreach to individuals and families in need of healthcare coverage and or healthcare home services. Identifies needs for special populations such as migrants and the homeless.
    • Provides application assistance for clients for healthcare coverage as needed.
    • Collaborates with all staff members to provide comprehensive services that are individualized to best serve each client.
    • Provides education to individuals and families regarding effective use of the local healthcare system, as well as various agencies and services available.
    • Participates in community outreach functions as requested.
    • Completes necessary documentation including the Monthly Tracker.
      Qualifications
      • Education: High School Diploma or GED.
      • Experience: One year of experience working as a Lay Leader, Promotor, Community Health Worker or similar role.
      • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to analyze and address patient concerns and identify priorities for patient care. Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of the social and health agencies in the area and services offered. Knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge or member of the community being served. Basic knowledge on the principles of health promotion, disease prevention and preventive care. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Word and Excel.
        Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.

        Contact us at ...@yvfwc.org to learn more about this opportunity! Associated topics: adult, disabilities, field, forensic, lmsw, msw, outreach, social, substance, youth

Keywords: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Portland , Outreach Worker, Other , Keizer, Oregon

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