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Apply for the position of Community Health Worker (CHW) in the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The IRC is establishing a Refugee Health Empowerment Program to improve the health and mental health outcomes in California’s Central Valley, including Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin County.
Community Health Worker (CHW) is expected to work with a wide variety of medical and mental health systems advocating for people, liaising with providers, and providing education to individuals, families and communities.
Provide education to individuals, families and communities so they can access the full range of healthcare services and supports available to them and also, understand and manage their or their family members’ health and/or mental health condition(s) or symptom(s)
Help conduct an initial intake and assessment to fully understand and prioritize client needs and prepare an appropriate plan of action with clearly identified goals and activities
Work with IRC teams as well as external providers to ensure appropriate and holistic care coordination
Help identify and overcome barriers to people receiving needed health and mental health care
Advocate with systems as needed to ensure access to needed health and mental health care
Help clients make medical and mental health appointments and provide education so they can make needed appointments in the future
Also, connect clients to resources and supports to strengthen their stability and further their wellbeing
Liaise between health and mental health providers and individuals and families
Document activities through case noting as well as data entry