• Temporary
  • Chicago

Website Hektoen Institute LLC

Position Summary

Hektoen Institute is hiring a Community Health Worker (CHW) for the School Based Health Center. Under the direction and guidance of the SBHC Site Coordinator, the CHW will be responsible for increase awareness, knowledge, and competency in suicide prevention and assessment and provide education/information about services provided at SBHC such as preventative care, early detection of chronic disorders and treatment of acute health problems to District 201 students, siblings, and community.  The overall goal of the SBHC Community Health Worker role is to identify students and community members that can benefit from receiving medical and behavioral health services offered at SHBC.  The CHW will serve as a bridge between the participant and the medical system by building trusting relationships with the participant.  

Specific Responsibilities

The CHW will work closely with participants to provide comprehensive education and information of services offered at SBHC, including suicide prevention, healthy life skills, among other topics.  The majority of education will take place in other settings such as group sessions, health fairs, clinics, etc. The CHW may also be responsible for assisting with the organization of SBHC activities and events, as well as publicity.  The CHW will maintain contact with partner community members/agencies that serves target population.  The CHW will participate in SBHC meetings and community meetings.  The CHW will perform other duties as assigned by SBHC Site Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Must have High School diploma or GED
  • Familiarity with and experience working in Chicagoland communities
  • Passion for and dedication to working with community members
  • Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and own a car
  • 1 year health education experience preferred
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be able to work late hours and weekends
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