Community Educator, Kuumba Academy, Wilmington, DE (part-time, 24 hours per week for 42 weeks/year)

Job Requisition #: JR69030

End Date: 6/28/2024

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is currently seeking a part-time Community Educator for Kuumba Academy in Wilmington, DE.

    Primary Function:

    Community Health Workers promote access to services; provide health education and educate staff and community members in navigating the health care and social services systems.  

    Work Schedule

    • Monday-Friday, day shift (days will be discussed during interview)
    • This position is part-time, 24 hours/week for 42 weeks/year

    ** This position is grant funded; continuation of this position is contingent upon the grant being renewed.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Attends training provided by ChristianaCare.
    • Responsible for providing peer support as needed.
    • Develops and delivers health education to patients, students, and the community.
    • Creates connections between vulnerable populations, the health care system and community/state resources.  
    • Participates in team meetings with SBHC team and Community Health Workers. Assists patients in the school, community and/or clinic setting.  
    • Helps patients identify socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
    • Facilitates healthcare and social service system navigation.
    • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with community leaders, faith leaders and others responsible for providing services to the community. Participates in community events promoting The Medical Group and Community Health.
    • Educates staff, health providers and stakeholders about community needs. Facilitates educational events and/or small groups for patients, students, or community.  
    • Provides culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention.
    • Advocates for underserved individuals to receive appropriate services.
    • Works to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions.
    • Collects data as required by manager
    • Works collaboratively and effectively within a team.  
    • Establishes positive, supportive relationships with participants and provides feedback to other members of the team.  
    • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with staff, clients, providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff, from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  
    • Participates in regular program and department meetings.
    • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; report to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned and required.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • High School diploma required;
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred
    • One year community and patient experience required.
    • One year of public speaking, and group facilitation.
    • Excellent writing skills preferred.  
    • Computer experience required. 
    • Demonstrates ability to work with diverse populations required.  
    • Bi-lingual language skills are a plus.  
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

    **This position will require fingerprinting during the post-offer onboarding process.

    Special Requirements:

    • Access to personal vehicle. 
    • Ability to work flexible schedule, including some nights/weekends as needed. Knowledge of New Castle County.

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    ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

    At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

    Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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