• Community Health Worker Supervisor

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/4/2018 3:15 PM)
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    Community Health Worker Supervisor, CMO Office, Full-Time, Day Shift, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL


    We're hiring a Community Health Worker Supervisor for the CMO Office in a full-time, day Shift at the University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois!


    The University of Chicago Medicine’s (UCM) Center for Transformative Care has implemented a Community Health Worker (CHW) program.  The CHW program will work with UCM patients across neighborhoods in Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs to address social determinants of health (conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, etc. that affect a wide range of health outcomes and risks).   CHW’s will assist UCM patients with health specific education, navigation and access to community services and other resources, and self-managing health conditions and adopting improved health behaviors.


    The Community Health Worker Supervisor will be responsible for supervising and supporting the day-to-day functions of a team of CHWs; responsibilities include, but are not limited to: health education, patient follow-up, resource advocacy/linkages, and outreach activities to individuals, families and community member. Some of the education will take place in the homes of community members; however the CHW may also be required to provide education in other settings such as group sessions, health fairs, clinics, etc. as needed.  The CHW Supervisor will evaluate the CHW’s competencies in each of these settings and provide feedback.  The CHW Supervisor will also be responsible for assisting with the organization of community health promotion activities and events, as well as program publicity and recruitment.  The CHW Supervisor will serve as the primary or secondary CHW across the various CHW programs and will assist in the program design and planning process to execute newly developing programs and refine existing programs.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License and own a car
    • Familiarity with and experience working in Chicago’s South Side communities
    • Must have completed formal CHW training
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a CHW or a similar/related position
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a supervisor to frontline staff
    • Must have experience conducting home visits
    • Ability to provide leadership, make difficult decisions, and be consistent and calm during challenging situations
    • Must be skilled at supervising, counseling, teaching, and motivating staff, including team building; supervisory experience in an agency serving complex family needs is preferred.
    • Must have outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must be extremely organized and a self-starter.
    • Must be computer literate; proficient with Microsoft Office.
    • Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
    • Able to exercise consistent discretion and judgement.
    • Proactive learner that feels comfortable in different environments
    • Passion for and dedication to working with community members

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,
    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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