Community Health Worker

Albuquerque /
Education – NM Education /
Full Time
Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity, equity, inclusion, respect, integrity, customer focus, and innovation. We are committed to creating a welcoming space for people of all genders on our staff, in our health centers, and in our community. We do this by tending to the team, respecting and honoring all people, jumping in, trying and learning, caring for our business, and returning to our mission.
 
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes health centers in Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming has been helping individuals make responsible choices for over 100 years. Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sexuality education and have been working diligently to protect a person's right to reproductive choice. Each year more than 100,000 people visit our health centers throughout our four state region.

SUMMARY: The role of the Community Health Worker is to conduct outreach and education in assigned communities, impart knowledge on reproductive health, and work to increase access to health services under the supervision of the Program Manager.  This position is hourly, non-exempt.
 
SALARY: $18.60 TO $21.60, depending on experience
SCHEDULE: 9 am to 5 pm, with occasional evenings and weekends
Community: Works with Indigenous communities and peoples in the southwest area.

PPRM is an equal opportunity employer, however preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Native American or Alaskan Native Applicants, in accordance with the Indian preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code Section 472 and 473), provided the applicant has submitted appropriate verification of Indian preference for employment. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Some high school education required. Required skills include: High comfort level in discussing sexuality, strong organizational and communication skills, group facilitation skills, and community outreach skills. Experience in community work, education, health care, or related field preferred. Basic MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint computer skills required. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Plan and deliver group and 1:1 education sessions on specific topics in the community
    • Conduct outreach events at health fairs and tabling at community events to create community awareness about programs and services;
    • Make referrals to Planned Parenthood services, as well as external family support, health, and social services agencies in community and follow up with individuals to ensure they received services and troubleshoot barriers to care;
    • Document referrals and education sessions provided in web-based database, follow-up with clients via text platform and phone, assist clients with navigating service acquisition;
    • Provide linkage between communities and the health and social service systems;
    • Use technology to assist in delivering education sessions, conduct data tracking and entry, and communicate with community members;
    • Develop relationships with local health care and social services providers and provide community partners with trainings or information, when appropriate, to help them better serve our clients;
    •  Participate in the development of programming;
    • Assist in the developing and maintaining of collaborative relationships with community agencies and PPRM health centers and represent PPRM in a professional manner;
    • Mentor and train other Community Health Workers;
    • Actively participate in, and successfully complete, training provided by PPRM and other organizations that are necessary to job function;
    • Meet regularly with program manager for observation, guidance, and to provide input in the program;
    • Represent PPRM as a brand ambassador by advocating for PPRM and community needs through networking and participation in advisory councils, coalition meetings, and boards, where appropriate, and work to ensure the community has access to PPRM programs and services;
    • Attend conferences as directed and/or assigned;
    • Participate in abortion services (participation can include referrals, information, education, counseling, performing, scheduling, etc.);
    • Other duties as assigned.
Background Check Required

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.