Drop-In Coordinator/ Community Health Worker Part-Time (Port Angeles, WA)

Washington, Olympic peninsula Olympic peninsula USA

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First Step Family Support Center

Drop-In Coordinator/ Community Health Worker Part-Time, estimated 19 hours a week; $16 per hour

DESCRIPTION: The Drop-In Coordinator will staff our Drop-In Center which provides a safe place for families to receive resources including information and referrals. This position will be part of the MSS (Maternity Support Services) team functioning as a Community Health Worker actively supporting women to encourage a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, and provide advocacy and information services for pregnant women and parents with babies under one year of age.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES / SKILL SETS:

DROP-IN CENTER

-Ensure that the Drop-In Center is open per schedule and is a welcoming environment

-Share information regarding resources of First Step and other agencies in Clallam County that support the needs of families

-Plan for and secure healthy snacks for clients to consume at the Drop-In Center

-Maintain cleanliness and order in the Drop-In Center environment

-Provide a safe environment for children to play in

- Work with volunteers to expand programming choices for parents

-Distribute and record the distribution of books through the First Books Program

- Keep clothing and equipment closet clean and organized with the assistance of volunteers and staff.

-Other duties as assigned

CHW (Community Health Worker)

-Ability to work independently with low-income families

-Competency in assessing needs of clients during home visits

-Knowledge of post pregnancy issues, infant care, parental adjustments

-Ability to collaborate and network with health care providers, DSHS, and other First Step agency staff

-Knowledge of medical/social/educational/employment services available in the community Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills

-Understand and respect cultural differences and diversity

-Possess a basic understanding of the course of addiction o Ability to assess risk factors and needs

-Refer and link families, with other agencies and programs to meet family identified needs

REQUIREMENTS:

-Bachelor's or higher degree in a social service related field, such as social work, behavioral sciences, psychology, child development, or mental health AND have at least one year of full-time experience working in one or more of the following areas: community services, social services, public health services, crisis intervention, outreach and referral programs, other related fields.

OR

-Associate of arts degree or associate's degree in a social related field, such as social work, behavioral sciences, psychology, child development, or mental health AND have at least two years of full-time experience working in one or more of the following areas: community services, social services, public health services, crisis intervention, outreach and referral programs, other related fields.

- Strong communication skills

- Maintain confidentiality about First Step clients and First Step business

-Demonstrate ability to keep and maintain good professional boundaries

-Valid driver's license, vehicle and ability to travel on a daily basis

- Must be able to carry 20 pounds and climb stairs

HOURS: 3 + hours per week as CHW. 16 hours a week as Drop-In Coordinator for a total of 19 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, schedule to be discussed. Position is open until filled.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour

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