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 Community Health Worker - Field Based - Essex County, NJ - CALDWELL, New Jersey, United States

   
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Posted by: UnitedHealth Group 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Other
Nursing - Case Management
Retail
 
Travel: 50 - 100% 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 857642 / Latpro-3724842 
Date posted: Jan-08-2020
State, Zip: New Jersey, 07006

Description

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM


As a Community Health Worker (CHW), you will act in a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is accessed as well as to provide home and social assessments and member education. CHW’s work in a team - based structure and spend the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with members. Interesting in learning to work with medically complex patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and / or behavioral health conditions is important for this role.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Help member set goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare
  • Support the member to improve their wellbeing by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician
  • As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment
  • Support the member to ensure pick-up of their prescriptions
  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits
  • Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services
  • Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • May conduct Health Risk Assessments (HRA) if needed

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.




Requirements

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)

  • Must have a designated work space inside the home

  • Ability to access high - speed internet (Provided by UHG)

  • 1+ years of experience directly working with individuals with special healthcare needs

  • 1+ years of case management experience

  • Must currently reside in the following county: Essex County, NJ

  • Familiarity with the resources available in the community

  • Field based experience

  • Ability to travel locally, up to 100 miles round trip (50 miles one way) and up to 80% of the time (includes mileage reimbursement)

  • Must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher)
  • Work experience in clinical sales
  • Experience in child placement services through both a legal and behavioral health lens and trauma - informed clinical practice.
  • Experience with vulnerable subpopulations include children and youth with special health care needs, adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances, members with substance use disorders, children in foster care or adoption assistance, and members with other complex or multiple chronic conditions
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • CHW Accreditation
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of Medicaid and / or Medicare population
  • Ability to work alternate hours outside of normal business hours as needed
  • Reside in New Jersey for 2+ years
  • Knowledge of culture and values of community
  • Ability to comply with UHG Telecommuting Policy

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in healthcare here. We serve the healthcare needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, HIV / AIDS and High - risk Pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes - based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive Healthcare, Community, and Government partners to heal healthcare and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life’s best work.SM

 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.  

 

Keywords: Community Health Worker; Field Based; Community; Social Work; Esse


 

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