Mobile Outreach Van Driver / Outreach Worker

Overview:

As an integral member of the BCHN Community Health and Wellness
team, the Outreach Worker/MOV Driver will provide information, education and
workshops to community residents who need help managing chronic illnesses including
diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, asthma,
and cancer, and who need assistance with healthcare and social support services.   The Outreach Worker/MOV Driver will help
link community members with and/or refer clients to other services, programs,
and agencies as needed and promote the importance of social supports and
healthy lifestyle choices. The Outreach Worker/MOV Driver will drive the BCHN
outreach van to and from events, and transport staff members as needed from one
place to another for events, visits or meetings.  She/he will assist with vehicle
maintenance. 

 

Essential
Functions:

        
Drive
outreach van as needed

o  
Ensuring vehicle
maintenance and upkeep, including timely reporting to supervisor of any
problems with the vehicle (i.e. leaks, oil, break flasher)

o  
Completing
daily vehicle logs (i.e. time in use, mileage, vehicle notifications, mechanical
or structural issues, incident reporting)

o  
Returning
vehicle to parking lot with full tank of gas

o  
Performing
general weekly inspection to ensure lights, appliances, etc. are properly
functioning

        
Convey the
purposes and services of BCHN programs to community members, partners and
stakeholders.

        
Coordinate
health screenings, health fairs, workshops and other outreach events

        
Identify
potential partners for mobile van outreach events

        
Conduct
screenings for chronic disease, health insurance and social needs, and link and
refer community members to appropriate services, including navigation and
submission of applications where applicable

        
Conduct
health promotion workshops and presentations at locations and events including
health fairs, parent teacher meetings and community and faith-based
organizations

        
Register
patients at BCHN outreach events, as needed

        
Provide
exceptional service and/or care to all patients, clients and team members.

        
Build and
maintain positive working relationships with community organizations and
members

        
Assist in
the collection of program data.

        
Regularly
update the outreach team and management.

        
Complete and
submit monthly reports in a timely manner

        
Administer surveys to assess relevant trends in the
community so the program may be adapted to meet the continually changing needs
of the community.

        
Perform
other duties as requested by management.

 

Qualifications:

·        
Reliable
individual with knowledge and familiarity with Bronx communities.

·        
Ability to
work with individuals and in a group and individual settings – with people of
all cultures.

·        
Ability to
engage community in a confidential and linguistically/culturally appropriate
manner.

·        
Excellent
interpersonal and verbal communications skills.

·        
A minimum of
Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree from an accredited college in public
health, health education or a related field

·        
At least 1
year of work experience in a health care related field.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to work successfully with those in need of treatment and social
services.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to maintain good relationships with community partners as well as the
education and experience necessary to satisfactorily perform the job. 

·        
Computer
proficiency required

·        
Valid New York
State driver’s license
and
excellent driving record required.  Must
successfully pass state-required background and DMV checks.

 

Special
Skills and Knowledge:

·        
High level of self-motivation

·        
Experience working in diverse communities

·        
Basic knowledge of chronic disease and/or social
support resources

·        
Ability to listen to and communicate clearly and
respectfully with community members, and partners and other team members

·        
Commitment to working as a member of a team


·        
Flexibility and willingness to work a flexible
schedule primarily outdoors, including inclement weather conditions, and evenings/weekends
when possible

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