POSITION: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
Position Reports to: Managing Director
Program: Nutrition and Obesity Education: Full Time: Non-Exempt
Revised July 25, 2018
The Community Health Worker, CHW will be responsible for helping clients and their families to access nutrition, obesity, planed meal, and food safety to adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW does the initial assessment survey to identify the level of understanding about Nutrition, safety, & planned meal, performs scheduled four to six weeks of continued education, and completes with a final survey to measure changes in habits and overall accomplishment. As a priority, individual and group series of educational teaching aim to promote, maintain, and improve the health of clients and their family. Provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and nutrition education needs, and provide services such as store visits, and culturally appropriate food plate demonstration.
- Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with clients and their families while providing general education on nutrition education and obesity reduction.
- Attend all scheduled training sessions in order to fully implement the Adult Obesity Prevention and Nutrition Education among adults with Limited English Proficiency.
- Conduct eligibility determination using the appropriate SNAP-Ed curriculum and incentives for the grant targeted Nepali Speaking Bhutanese population in Manchester and surrounding cities.
- Conduct intake assessment with clients, conduct a series of individual or group nutrition education session and conduct post-session survey assessment.
- Providing up to six follow-up sessions, basic motivational nutrition education, and goal setting with the client/family.
- Follow-up with the client via phone calls, home visits, and market visits including other settings where clients can be found.
- Assist clients with completing surveys and other forms.
- Provide referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate.
- Help clients connect with transportation resources and give appointment reminders in special circumstances. Transporting clients outside the scope of the job is strictly prohibited.
- Exhibit excellent working relations with clients & their families, visitors, and staffs by effectively communicating BCNH’s mission.
- Work cooperatively with other staffs and personnel assigned to the same project.
- Be resourceful to the appropriate needs of Clients/families.
- Prepare monthly report reflecting the progress, impacts, and outcome of the project.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Associates in Health Science or its equivalent.
- Valid NH driving license and a reliable vehicle with required insurance coverage 100,000, 300,000, 100,000 is the most.
- Minimum of two to three years volunteer experience in the community setting is preferred.
- Excellent attention to details, analytical, proactive, and creative skills required.
- Team player, self-starter, ability to work independently are encouraged.
- Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training programs such as from a college or other educational institution is preferred.
- Written and oral fluency in Nepali and English required. Experienced working in a multi-cultural setting is preferred.
- Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred. Knowledge of Nutrition terminologies preferred.
- Basic computer skills including MS Word, Excel, desktop and email.
- Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with BCNH staffs, partners, clients, and stakeholders.
- Understand the community served – community connectedness.
Please send your letter of interest along your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 07, 2018. No phone calls will be entertained.