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.

A message about COVID-19

Hello,

Out of abundance of caution, LINKS will no longer be providing services in person. As the COVID-19 outbreak has progressed, it has been shown to be most dangerous to seniors and people with complex medical conditions. This describes the majority of our clients. LINKS wants to make sure that we take every precaution to protect those we serve. Effective 3/11/2020, all LINKS staff will work with clients over the phone, through webinar, or other means that are not in person.

This will ensure we are not putting clients and staff at risk. We will no longer do in person home visits, IEP meetings, trainings, health fairs, etc. and will utilize technology and other means to continue operations. Walk-ins will have their name and phone number collected and someone will call them shortly to provide assistance. I know this is less than ideal, but it will provide needed services in a way that protects the most vulnerable.

Because this is a dynamic situation, LINKS is preparing for a myriad of situations, and in all of those plans, we will continue to provide services to connect and inform our community. I recognize that this is a trying time for those we serve and our many partners. Please keep calm, wash your hands, and if you become aware of a need in the community, let us know.

We will continue to rely on Centers For Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for information and recommendations on how to respond and to best serve our community.

As always if you have questions, please call us at 907-373-3632.

Derrick Pennington
Executive Director