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Community Health Worker- Manistee/Wexford
at Meridian
Manistee, MI

Community Health Worker- Manistee/Wexford
at Meridian
Manistee, MI

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Overview

Who we are:

 

Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry.

 

We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  As a part of the WellCare Family of companies, we deliver healthcare excellence to millions of members nationwide.

 

Our associates work hard, play hard, and give back. Meridian associates enjoy an exceptional experience and culture including special events, company sports teams, potlucks, Bagel Fridays, and volunteer opportunities.

 

A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker:

 

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have an unusually close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Must reside in Manistee or Wexford County, MI. Travel outside of Manistee or Wexford County, MI is subject to change and may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Educates clients on how to use the health care and social service systems.
  • Gathers information for medical providers and insurers.
  • Informs medical and social service providers about community needs.
  • Provides individual support and informal counseling.
  • Delivers Culturally Appropriate Health Education.
  • Assesses health risk factors and barriers to accessing care.
  • Develops a Personal Health Plan based on the client’s vision for personal health and wellness.
  • Provides education and support on Lifestyle Modifications (healthy diet, importance of exercise).
  • Teaches concepts of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Helps to manage chronic illness.
  • Provides assistance in navigating state healthcare systems.
  • Provides resources, referrals and linkages to health related  services in the community.
  • Builds partnerships with individuals, families, youth, and key stakeholders to promote recovery, resiliency and wellness.
  • Establishes mechanisms to increase the member and family voice in areas of leadership, service delivery and related committees and boards.
  • Communicates and collaborates with members and families to identify concerns and remove barriers that affect service delivery or member satisfaction.
  • Promotes the development and use of member and family support programs.
  • Advocate for service environments that are supportive, welcoming and recovery oriented by implementing Trauma Informed Care service delivery approaches and other initiatives.
  • Collaborates with state or local agencies.

Qualifications

What you can bring to Meridian:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years of experience in health or social services, preferred
  • 2+ years of experience, in Arizona, previous experience navigating a public health Behavioral Health system, required 
  • Valid driver's license (or readily available mass transit) is required
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Word, required

 

What Meridian can offer you:

  • Our healthcare benefits include a variety of plans that are effective on the first day of employment for our new full-time team members. 

  • Opportunity to work with the industry’s leading technologies and participate in unique projects, demonstrations, conferences, and exclusive learning opportunities.

  • Meridian offers 401k matching that is above the national average. 

  • Full-time Meridian employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement towards Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.

  • Meridian was named Detroit's #1 Fastest Growing Company by Crain's Magazine, so it is a great time to get involved with Meridian. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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