Author: Ronald Dennison

Job Opening: Part-Time Evening Community Health Worker with High Utilizer Mat-Su Program

Part Time Evening and On-Call 

Community Health Worker (CHW) 

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work under the supervision of the High Utilizer Mat-Su Program Director. This is a $25 per diem per shift plus $19 hourly position (paid based on calls received and actual hours worked) that will include 2 evenings per week. The position is on-call primarily from home during the evening hours of 5:00 pm-midnight, and may include work in the community and the local hospital. A phone and all other supplies will be provided by LINKS. This position works with a varied caseload that includes but is not limited to substance abuse, mental illness, chronic illness, complex medical, and other circumstances. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, implementation of care plans, and on-going collaboration with the clients, medical staff, law enforcement, and emergency services, and program staff to improve quality of life and health outcomes. 

Requirements: High school diploma or GED, experience in a medical setting and/or social services. Also requires a clean driving record, background check with no barrier crimes, AK driver’s license, and auto insurance. Must be proficient with phones and computers including Word and Google programs. Ability to learn and properly use other computer systems. Ability to accurately track data. CHW must be able to complete and maintain objective documentation of all client interaction, have strong communication skills, and maintain healthy boundaries. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Examples of duties may include: Assist eligible clients to access appropriate quality medical care. Provide information and referrals to clients who are high utilizers of emergency services. Complete timely, objective documentation to meet program requirements. Access and implement care plans, and relay care plan information to other providers as needed. Accurately assess situations and take proactive measures to avoid negative situations for clients. Coordinate with family members, and other agencies, including law enforcement and medical providers. Some travel throughout the Borough, but generally in the core area. Meet with clients or have telephonic communication with clients as needed to avoid unnecessary ER visits, hospitalizations, or jail. Follow up with clients after each Emergency Department visit and assist with any needs. Other duties as assigned.

To apply, email your resume to erin@linksprc.org.