Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Community Health Worker-Part time

Mansfield, Ohio
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER


Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 800,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.

OUR PROMISES

  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as we would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Shift Information: Day Job

20 hours/week, Monday-Friday, Day Shift


Akron Children's Hospital is currently hiring Community Health Workers in the following areas:

  • Stark County
  • Medina County
  • Portage County
  • Mahoning Valley

 

Position Summary:

  • A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community they are assigned to served.
  • This trusting relationship enables the worker 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.  
  • The position provides community support services by partnering with other community agencies to help at-risk/highest risk individuals and their families navigate complex social service and health care systems to attain access to services to promote healthy behaviors and manage conditions that affect their health and social well-being.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • At least 18 years of age. 
  • Community Health Worker certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing (may be obtained after hire). 
  • Ability to work in diverse communities and among different races, cultures and classes. 
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clients.  Familiarity with resources available within the community. 
  • Reliable transportation. 
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Ability to follow set data collection processes and track services provided. 
  • Good communicator and telephone skills. 
  • Able to solve practical problems with a degree of autonomy. 
  • Team player.


Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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