Community Health Advocate
Job Details
Experienced
Headquarters - Baltimore, MD
Full Time
Undisclosed
Undisclosed
Undisclosed
Day
Health Care
Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Work collaboratively with Judy Center staff creating a referral system between the Judy Center and HCAM to ensure that pregnant women are re-connected and referred to HCAM for prenatal services.
  •  Partner with Judy Center staff and host/cohost community events to gain higher visibility and knowledge regarding the work of HCAM and the Judy Centers
  • Complete face-to-face outreach with clients in the community or client homes as needed to locate pregnant and postpartum women and infants for connection to prenatal services.  
  • Provide linkage and coordination to OB, MCO, pediatric or primary care, postpartum care, dental care, specialty care, as well as linkage to the Maryland Medical Care Programs as needed.
  • Assessment, triage and referral of pregnant and postpartum women and infants to Baltimore City Home Visiting Programs for long-term case management services.
  • Aid with the removal of barriers to accessing healthcare including through referral to Medical Assistance Transportation and other support services.
  • Documentation of all outreach activities according to standard operating procedures in the electronic medical record, eClinicalWorks database.
  • Participation in local/state meetings, conferences, community meetings
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of client engagement and intervention, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed outreach strategies
  • Participate in city-wide initiatives/groups/committees as applicable
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related area preferred.
  • Certification in Community Health Work is a bonus.
  • At least two years of experience providing home/community outreach to the maternal and child health population in Baltimore City.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: Community Outreach and Medicaid System Navigation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with HealthChoice Medicaid recipients and Managed Care Organizations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a bonus

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

 

  • Strong computer literacy skills, specifically with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint (365).
  • Organizational skills with the ability to meet a demanding workload
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Organizational and Problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve project success in outreaching clients identified for care coordination. 
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