Bethel New Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Formed by a small Lutheran church on the West Side of Chicago in response to the devastation and disinvestment that followed the civil rights riots of the late 1960s, Bethel New Life has been in the business of creating social impact and community change for more than four decades.
Our Mission Empower individuals, strengthen families, and rebuild west side neighborhoods through community-driven, solution-oriented, and value-centered approaches.
Provide programs and initiatives that prepare individuals, families, and neighborhoods to be healthy and well through all stages of life.
GROW WITH US
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELLNESS
At the individual, family, and neighborhood levels
“Life happens in stages.”
~ Bethel New Life
NOW HIRING - Community Health Worker (at Bethel New Life)
Our Vision - Provide programs and initiatives that prepare individuals, families, and neighborhoods to
be healthy and well through all stages of life.
The Community Health Worker will serve as a bridge between the patient, the medical system, and community-based organizations by building trusting relationships with community members served by the program. The CHW will also help in identifying barriers to accessing quality care, work with individuals to overcome these barriers, provide relevant referrals, follow-up with clients accordingly.
• Complete Health Risk Assessments (HA) with patients living in target zip codes
• Assist with community resources and scheduling appointments
• Educate community members on the importance of engaging in primary care
• Complete home visits
• Refer to Medical Home CHWs at nearby primary care practices for ongoing follow up and engagement with a primary care provider
• Accurately document patient information, assessment, and referrals in online portal platform
• Follow up with patients referred to primary care
• Attend ongoing training and learning related to job position and duties
• Outreach at community events to complete HRA
• High school diploma or GED
• Knowledge of Chicago's West Side communities (resident of a West Side community preferred)
• Demonstrate ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team setting.
• Punctual, reliable, and willing to learn
• Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patients and other members of the care team.
• Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and confidence and persistence in seeking out providers time to review patient progress.
• Displays high energy, empathy, and organization skills
• Ability to effectively engage patients in a therapeutic relationship, when appropriate, by
telephone or face-to-face.
• Experience with or ability to learn assessment tools and interventions for hypertension, diabetes and mild to moderate depression.
• Ability and opportunity to work flexible hours.
• Experience working with underserved, transient populations.
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