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Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
Educating clients about how to use the health care and social service systems.
Gathering information for medical providers and insurers.
Educating medical and social service providers about community needs.
Providing individual support and informal counseling.
Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Education.
Assessing health risk factors and barriers to accessing care.
Developing a Personal Health Plan based on the client's vision for personal health and wellness.
Providing education and support on Lifestyle Modifications (healthy diet, importance of exercise).
Teaching concepts of health promotion and disease prevention.
Helping to manage chronic illness.
Providing navigation services for Florida's Healthcare System.
Providing resources, referrals and linkages to health related services in the community.
Additional Responsibilities:Candidate Education:
Required A High School or GED
Preferred 2 years of experience in health or social services
Intermediate Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
Intermediate Ability to work independently
Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills