NHC Position Type
Position starts on August 29th, 2022.
The Food Insecurity Coordinator and Community Health Liaison would be an integral part of HPP’s organization – serving specifically within HPP’s Food Insecurity and COVID Health Initiatives. The position would involve direct support and services to clients alongside system collaboration and program planning. The position also allows for creativity so that the service member can get exposure and contribute to a range of HPP programs depending on interest.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Referring patients to other programs and community services tracking,
- Patients to confirm program enrollment and engagement,
- Maintaining professional boundaries and respecting patient confidentiality,
- Coordinating health and wellness activities including classes and groups,
- Documenting interactions with patients in an electronic health record,
- Attending and participating in community or host site events
- Creating social media content to promote the programs,
- Updating documentation to assess program adoption and progress,
- Collaborating with supervisors and other leadership,
- Implement strategies to recruit clients to attend health and wellness classes,
- Providing social service navigation,
- Maintaining, assembling, and distributing materials and supplies,
- Participating in meetings and conferences
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Organized; sound organizational skills,
- Multi-tasker; ability to balance,
- Comfortable speaking with patient populations, individually or in groups,
- Interested in health and wellness promotion,
- Experience in healthcare field,Experience interacting with patient populations,
- Education in Social Work, Public health, and/or Psychology,
- Positive attitude,
- Patient and calm,
- Good verbal and written communication skills,
- Proficient computer and data entry skills (e.g., Microsoft suite),
- Speaks language(s) spoken by patient populations,
- Creative problem solving,
- Open-minded, Non-judgmental, Kind and friendly,
- Experience in a community health center or health care setting,
- An ideal candidate is proactive and enjoys working independently and in groups.
Knowledge Required for the Position
- Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements,
- Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options
- The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.
- Supervisor and member work in collaboration with regular check ins.
- Member may occasionally/periodically serve on weekends to assist with events at Homeless Prenatal Program.
Language Proficiency Requirements
- Language Proficiency is not a requirement, but it would be helpful if the member spoke one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog.