Community Health Worker, Avivo Village
Job Details
Experienced
Avivo Village - 1251 Washington Av. N. - Minneapolis, MN
Full Time
Associates Degree
$19.45 - $24.31 Hourly
Use own vehicle for work purposes
Health & Wellness
POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Avivo's Ending Homelessness division provides pathways to housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. We work with the county coordinated entry system as well as operate unique street outreach teams to connect individuals with shelter and housing. We assist individuals as they find and maintain housing, supporting them in scattered-site apartments in the community as well as site-based housing. We provide transitional recovery housing for individuals and families participating in Avivo's treatment programs. We operate hotel-to-home initiatives and Avivo Village, the first indoor tiny houses transitional housing shelter, to address the needs of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Avivo Village is a low barrier, COVID-19 aware, and culturally responsive shelter focused on moving residents to permanent housing. Avivo has a Housing First and Harm Reduction approach and maximize access to other services within Avivo.

 

Avivo Village is an alternative to encampments that creates a safe, secure, and service-rich environment for unsheltered individuals in hopes of securing long-term housing. The Community Health Worker will be working specifically with individuals experiencing long term homelessness and who have complex medical needs.  The Community Health Worker will work closely with on-site medical providers, primary care teams, housing teams and other agencies to improve Resident care and outcomes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate commitment to SAMSHA’s definition of recovery and recovery principles: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” www.samhsa.gov
  • Help residents develop and understand health management plans, goals, care plans, and instructions.
  • Follow-up with health management/care plans with both patients and providers
  • Coach residents in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care.
  • Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
  • Overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services.
  • Assist residents in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible.
  • Motivate Residents to be active, engaged participants in their health.
  • Actively participate in the division’s Trauma Informed Care Initiative and motivational interviewing.  Support and implement evidence-based practices related to specific program area.
  • Employ a holistic approach including promoting health and wellness activities with residents.
  • Promote and support engagement in our commitment to undoing racism and reducing disparities.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community partners.
  • Comply with HIPPA and Data Privacy Practices.
  • Keep records updated using Procentive electronic health record.
  • Under direction of supervisor, ensure program compliance with state, federal and any funding source guidelines.
  • Immediately seek consultation from supervisor for situations outside scope of expertise, critical or crisis situations.
  • Build, foster and ensure intra-divisional collaboration in order to maximize participant access to the organization’s programs and services.
  • Actively contribute to problem solving to improve service delivery.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Current Community Health Worker certificate.
  • Two years of experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Work experience in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Experience with programs serving individuals with dual diagnoses and those who have experienced homelessness.
  • Prior experience using an Electronic Health Record, preferably Procentive.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, chemical health, trauma, women’s issues, harm reduction, housing first, and community resources.  
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in handling participant issues and represent organization with a positive and professional image.
  • Ability to de-escalate and mediate client situations or seek appropriate assistance.
  • Willing to  work independently with participants in home or community settings.
  • Strong computer skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing service needs.
  • Able  to travel within the community to attend meetings and participate in community events.


WAGES:  $19.45 - $24.31 per hour,  DOQ

 

BENEFITS:  Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.  Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at avivomn.org.  If you have questions on your application, e-mail recruitment@avivomn.org     

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.

 

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