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Community Educator

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Description

  • Attends training program provided by Christiana Care and the Penn Medicine Center for Community Health Workers.
  • Develops and delivers health education and training programs for our patients and the community.
  • Creates connections between vulnerable populations, the health care system and community/state resources.
  • Assists patients in the community and/or clinic setting.
  • Travels to patient’s homes to discuss Community Health programs and to assist in setting up services.
  • Responsible for patient chart reviews and referring patients to other programs as appropriate.
  • Helps patients identify socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
  • Facilitates healthcare and social service system navigation.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with community leaders, faith leaders and others responsible for providing services to the community.
  • Participates in community events promoting the Office of Health Equity and Community Health, as needed.
  • Educates staff, health providers and stakeholders about community needs.
  • Provides culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention, social and behavioral health needs, etc.
  • Advocates for underserved individuals to receive appropriate services. Works to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions.
  • Collects data as required by supervisor.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in local and national training sessions and conferences, as offered.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively within a team.
  • Establishes positive, supportive relationships with participants and provides feedback to other members of the team.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with the clients, providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives, supervisors, and office staff, from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Participates in regular program and department meetings.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and required.

Specific Requirements

  • High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with children/adults that have high behavior and mental health needs a must.
  • One-year community and patient experience required, more preferred. 
  • Public speaking, group facilitation and excellent writing skills preferred.
  • Computer experience required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required.
  • Bi-lingual language skills are a plus.

Hard Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Data entry
  • Advanced Excel Skills (queries, pivot tables, formulas, macros)
  • Relationship building
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Learning and development
  • Meeting minutes

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Energetic