Requisition Number: PA048-LFSKP-H-05-2020-02
Job Title: Life Skills Professional
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $13.00-$15.00/hour

Life Skills Professional

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Description/Job Summary

The Community Health Worker is a trusted member of the local community who helps Haldeman~Grant program participants improve their, overall, wellbeing through a range of outreach, education, prevention and participant navigation service activities. The CHW will have a regular presence in the participant’s home and community, will support participants with accessing and using appropriate healthcare, and help improve their understanding of their overall health. The CHW is a "natural helper" in the Haldeman~Grant community, exhibiting good rapport as well as acting as a liaison among program participants, service providers, and the community. The CHW has the skills and life experience necessary to understand what program participants are going through in relation to health challenges and will help them get through difficult times. CHW's act as caring supports to help program participants address the social, emotional, mental, medical problems that lead to poor health outcomes.

Responsibilities/Duties

Develop one-to-one, ongoing relationships with program participants and helping them to:

  1. Collaborate with H~G’s Operations Manager, Program Manager, Clinical Manager, and Medical Coordinator
  2. Assess personal needs and risks for poor health outcomes
  3. Develop a personalized plan looking at modifiable risk factors for poor health (e.g., increase exercise through joining a walking club, attend AAA twice a week);
  4. Accompany participants to scheduled medical, psychiatric, and other appointments and support them in communicating with their health care provider and scheduling of follow-up appointment.
  5. Link with other community resources to support overall health (e.g., smoking cessation classes, low cost fresh food programs);
  6. Offer psychosocial and skills-building groups based on program participant needs and interest. Sample topics include: healthy eating, physical activity, breathing and meditation, computer, arts and crafts, etc. 
  7. Support program participants in attending H~G, in-home, individual and group therapeutic sessions with Clinical Manager; medication management sessions with Medical Coordinator, money management sessions with Operations Manager, and “Healing Circle” with Program Director
  8. Complete and maintain accurate documentation and data tracking, as required, e.g., MARs, observation checks, contact notes, incident reports, travel log, etc.
  9. Monitor participant take medication as prescribed and complete all corresponding documentation 
  10. Immediately communicate unusual incidents, accidents, and suspected abuse or neglect to Program Manager and/or Program Director.
  11. Report any issues pertaining to the maintenance of the site or site vehicle in a timely fashion to Program Manager.
  12. Operate agency vehicles in accordance with established policy and procedures
  13. Record time worked on a daily basis, and submit a completed timesheet on a weekly basis
  14. Provide emergency medical procedures as needed, including Basic First Aid, and CPR (after

completion of CPR Training)

15. Complete required trainings as assigned by program in a timely manner.

16. Attend program staff meetings as scheduled.

17. Collaborate with the Haldeman~Grant’s Community Advocacy Team to ensure the success and appropriateness of the program, attend program and community events, and to understand community issues and to build relationships within the community.

18. Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Required Experience

Two years working with people in the mental health and/or healthcare field.

Required Education

  • Possess high school diploma/GED

Required Qualifications

  1. Attend Haldeman~Grant’s CHW orientation and training, completing necessary coursework in a satisfactory manner.
  2. Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  3. Ability to respond to feedback and adjust approach according to recommendations from supervisor or other program team members.
  4. Ability to work effectively as a team, interfacing with program participants, primary care providers, the Haldeman~Grant Participant Council, and other RHD/H~G staff involved in the program.
  5. Must be organized, proficient with documentation and computer literate.
  6. Ability to model positive health behaviors and overall physical/mental health, serving as a role model for program participants
  7. PA Driver's Licence

Program Summary

Haldeman-Grant is a residential program that provides the services needed for an individual to maintain independence in the community around them. Haldeman-Grant supports individuals who are aging in place and require medical, mental, emotional and social support. Haldeman-Grant fosters a nurturing atmosphere of trust, support, independence, and safety. It is a program that facilitates growth by building trust between the staff and the program participants. Support services at Haldeman-Grant are person-centered and bi-lateral with an equal exchange between the participant and staff. The focus remains overall wellness.

Haldeman-Grant is seeking on-call, part-time and full-time Community Health Worker.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.