COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: DURHAM, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

DEPARTMENT:       

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

DATE POSTED:         

3/29/2022

CLOSING DATE:           

4/05/2022

SALARY MIN:  

33,079.00

SALARY MAX:

59,542.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

9999

JOB TYPE:  

FULL-TIME

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This position is responsible for providing outreach, intake and wrap around services to clients enrolled in the outpatient substance use disorder treatment program at to the Durham County Detention Facility. Position is responsible for documenting client outreach, client progress, conducting urine drug screens, conducting intakes, transportation to appointments and reporting compliance.

 

Major job functions:

 

  • Participate as member of the transition clinic/reentry intervention team; assist in patient interventions per agency protocols that identify scope of practice for this position.
  • Connect individuals detained in the Durham Detention Center who have been participants in the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program with community services upon release. 
  • Educate participants on the importance of and connect participants with community resources for substance use treatment.
  • Provide chronic disease self-management education in individual and group settings to detainees in the Durham Detention Center. 
  • Educate participants on the importance of having a medical home and help with access to care to a medical home.  
  • Work individually with participants to connect them with health information and services; assist in the navigation of these services.
  • Help participants to manage chronic conditions through education about their treatment plan.
  • Connect uninsured participants with programs like LATCH (Local Access to Coordinated Healthcare) when necessary.
  • Understand and educate participants on pharmacy delivery options and services.  Assist in provider-patient care relationship building.
  • Build relationships and interact professionally with local health and social services providers.
  • Provide culturally appropriate health and substance use education on topics according to agency protocols related to chronic disease prevention, physical activity and nutrition.
  • Identify and connect participants with community sites that offer educational programming and internet access for health resources.
  • Help participants understand how to use resources to find health coverage or apply for assistance when uninsured.
  • Document patient related work activities per procedures and protocols.

 

Program Maintenance

 

  • Completes reports for collection of program data. 
  • Participates in continuing education and other training on specialized topics pertaining to position responsibilities.
  • Attends and participates in staff, committee, departmental and other project meetings.
  • Participate in Health Department meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
  • Completes reports for collection of program data. 
  • Participates in continuing education and other training on specialized topics pertaining to position responsibilities.
  • Attends and participates in staff, committee, departmental and other project meetings.
  • Participate in Health Department meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 

HOURS OF DUTIES: 

(i.e. Mon-Fri, rotating shifts, etc)  8:30am- 5:00pm

Monday – Friday (Some early morning, evening, and weekend work required)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Requires good written and oral communication skills and ability to work well independently and with a team. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with community resources.
  • Understand neighborhood and community values.
  • Experience working with groups such as community organizations, neighborhood associations, and professional or student associations. 
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Willingness to reach out to diverse communities.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Peer Support Certification. Demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities as stated above through at least one year of experience in performing similar tasks in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, medical corps, or other medical treatment program.

 

The Durham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Criminal Justice Resource center provides services for individuals detained in the Durham County Detention Facility to modify behavior patterns that assist them with substance use disorder. Services offered by the DCSO staff are case management conducting psychosocial assessments, providing provisional diagnosis, assisting in discharge planning and coordination of care and support services.  Services also include reentry services upon release from the Detention Facility.

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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