Mount Carmel Health System Columbus , OH 43216
OH1HS_61512_000 Mission Svcs-Urban Health
Expected Weekly Hours:
At Mount Carmel, we work to continuously inspire one another. Here, all are welcome. It is this culture of humility and compassion that sets Mount Carmel apart. We see the big picture and do the right thing. That means a dedication to the well-being our both our colleagues and the patients they serve.
Job Description Details:
The Peer Supporter, Addiction/Recovery is a Community Health Worker (CHW) - a public health worker that is a trusted member of and/or has an in-depth understanding of the community served. The Peer Supporter serves as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. The Peer Supporter builds individual and community capacity and awareness by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities, such as outreach, community education, intensive case management, social support and advocacy. He or she assists the patient in accessing appropriate resources and coordinates referrals as necessary. They provide community and educational support and serve as a community liaison.
As a Peer recovery Supporter CHW, this individual establishes relationships, assists with placement into detox and rehabilitation programs, and provides ongoing addiction recovery support, along with indicated case management.
Assists in locating and verifying appropriate resources for patient referrals and educates patients of such; Attends community meetings that affect the targeted populations
Develops and maintains professional relationships with external community resources as well as internally throughout the Mount Carmel Health System
Consistently communicates pertinent and/or timely information to UH Manager and team.
Maintains appropriate and necessary documentation; data relating to patient appointments; outcomes of patient referrals.
Attends and provides input at monthly meetings and provides input for the Manager
Works closely with program team to coordinate, identify, enroll and monitor participants in the program.
Transports patients as necessary and appropriate
All other duties as assigned.
Education: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required; Associate Degree preferred
Licensure / Certification: Community Health Worker certification or ability to obtain within first year of employment. CPR certified or ability to become certified within 6 months of hire
Experience: one to three years relevant community experience preferred
Must have and maintain a valid Ohio Driver's license
Must have and maintain dependable transportation
Must be compassionate and competent in working with diverse cultural, religious and socioeconomic groups
Must possess strong ability to serve as a community liaison between target populations, agencies, providers and team
Discovering opportunities, support and excellence all while making a real difference in patients' lives begins at Mount Carmel. Find a new beginning and advance your career with us.
Mount Carmel and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or physical ability.
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