Community Health Advocate

MedStar Health - Washington, DC3.7

Full-time
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General Summary of Position:
Under the direction of the Manager of Community Health Outreach, the Community Health Advocate (CHA) works closely with case management, community and social service agencies to provide connection to resources and programs for community members to improve their health and general well-being. Primarily working in a community-based setting, the CHA serves as a link between health/social services and the community to facilitate access and improve the quality and cultural competences of service delivery. In addition, the CHA builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities including outreach, community education, informal counseling, social and navigation support, health screenings, assessments and advocacy.

Education:
High school or equivalent is required, with Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience:
Approximately 1 to 2 years of experience working with individuals/families and/or communities in outreach programs. Knowledge of local social service resources and ability to make connections, promote healthy behavior change, and facilitate learning opportunities. Ability to effectively build partnerships with community organizations and key leaders. Strong and effective oral and written communication skills to engage with various stakeholders.

Certification/Registration/Licensure:
Valid driver’s license is required, with reliable, dependable and insured transportation.