Community Health Worker - HCI - BH Team 3- Bonus $3,000 at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Bay Cove Human Services has been recognized by theBostonGlobeas one of theTopPlaces to Work in 2021. This is the sixth year that Bay Cove has been acknowledged for this distinction.



Bonus: $3,000, $1,500 at 3 months, $1,500 at 6 months




Mission Statement: Bay Cove Human Services partners with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential.


Job Summary: The CHW works under the supervision of the Project Manager, and in collaboration with the Co-Principal Investigator on the PCORI Integrated Smoking Cessation Project. The CHW provides home-based outreach to engage study participants in identifying and prioritizing their own individual health goal(s) and assist participants in accessing appropriate healthcare and supports regarding their identified health goal(s). The CHW will work in partnership with study participants who smoke using a motivational enhancement approach to engage participants in discussions about their reasons for smoking, to correct misperceptions, and to educate participants about the health risks of smoking and the benefits of and feasibility of smoking cessation. If a study subject chooses to make smoking cessation a goal, the CHW will introduce participants to evidence based smoking cessation tools and support smokers who undertake a quit attempt, including accompanying them to PCP appointments and behavioral support smoking cessation groups. The CHW will, collaborate with PCORI Investigators, behavioral support group leaders, participants' PCPs, Pharmacists, and CBFS Nurses in an effort to improve care coordination and health status for participants who undertake a quit attempt. The CHW may also co-lead smoking cessation groups. This is a non-exempt position.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Essential Functions of Position:Conducts home and community-based visits to engage participants in setting health goals including smoking cessation.Attends all required trainingsAttends project meetings and supervision as indicated. Co-leads behavioral support smoking cessation groups. Uses recovery strategies such as motivational interviewing and strengths-based approaches to help participants set health goals. Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies as indicated.Assists study participants in accessing health care services by preparing participants for their health care visits and / or by directly accompanying participants to health care visits.Supports communications with other health care providers on behalf of participants.Maintains appropriate written and oral communication, including encounter documentation.Participates in quality assessment and quality improvement within the scope of responsibilities as appropriate.Actively participates in the evaluation of own performance.Seeks to maintain a constructive work environment and maintains effective communication with others.Maintains confidentiality of client and employee information.Participates in data collection, reporting, analyses, and quality management activities designed to improve care and increase effectiveness of the study. Communicates a positive image as a representative of the PCORI project and the parent organization.
Requirements for the position:
Education / Licensure/ Experience: Two years' experience in direct services to individuals with Serious Mental Illness preferred.Two years case management experience with individuals with disabilities preferred. Bachelor's Degree; Certified Community Health Worker, or Certified Peer Specialist Degree in in Psychology or Psychiatric Rehabilitation preferred.Valid driver's license preferred.A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.
Special SkillsExcellent organizational, time management and problem solving skillsAbility to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary teamKnowledge regarding psychiatric rehabilitation and recoveryEffective oral and written skillsStrong interpersonal and customer relations skillsExperience in Motivational InterviewingEffective teaching / coaching skillsFamiliarity with EHRs
Physical Abilities:Ability to climb stairsVisual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication and perform physical exams and assessments of patients.


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