San Pablo, CA 94806
Salary: $18.00 /hour

The Center for Human Development — In Partnership with Contra Costa Health Services is looking to hire someone who cares about making a difference in someone’s life

Position: “Re-entry Health Conductor/Health Navigator for the Formerly Incarcerated”
Position is Full time, Non-exempt

The Center for Human Development is a community-based organization that offers a spectrum of services for at-risk youth, individuals, families, and communities in the Bay Area. Since 1972 we have provided wellness programs and support aimed at empowering people and promoting positive growth. Our dedicated staff and several hundred volunteers create and deliver programs and services addressing wellness and prevention, youth leadership, conflict resolution, parenting skills, and other challenges facing the community. Our volunteers work side-by-side with our staff to deliver quality programs in schools and community sites throughout Contra Costa as well as nearby counties.
We are known for our innovative programs and are committed to improving the quality of life in our communities.

The African American Health Conductor Program and Re-entry Services is an innovative partnership between Contra Costa Health Services and the Center for Human Development. The goal of the African American Health Conductor Program and Re-entry Services is to improve access to health care and eliminate health disparities among African Americans and formerly incarcerated living in low-income communities in Contra Costa County.
Job Description
Job Summary: The Re-entry Health Conductor will be an integral part of a medical home team and provide comprehensive health services, outreach, support, patient navigation, and patient follow-up and health coverage assistance to formerly incarcerated African American men and women. The Re-entry Health Conductor in this posted position will create a bridge for the formerly incarcerated to community resources and public systems that have traditionally been difficult to access due to their complexity, cultural capacity, and trust level. This position will be based in West Contra Costa County at the West County Health Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community outreach to formerly incarcerated men and women
  • Co-facilitate support group called (REMEDY) for formerly incarcerated;
  • Conduct initial assessment and intake within the community health centers and Contra Costa County Detention Health located in the county jails;
  • Assist with training medical staff on the needs of the formerly incarcerated;
  • Work closely with Health Clinic staff and medical doctors;
  • Coordinate outreach and referrals thru out the County wide;
  • Educate formerly incarcerated about health care coverage options and provide enrollment assistance into health care coverage programs;
  • Assist with developing and implementing tools to track community outreach and client progress;
  • Work within a database to maintain patient records, patient progress, social resource needs and document patient resource connections;
  • Make calls to patients to remind them of visits/appointments and to see how they are doing; and to attend support group;
  • Assist in developing, organizing, and producing all health education/promotional materials to promote healthy reintegration of the formerly incarcerated;
  • Maintain sign-in sheets for all community events, and support groups
  • Make referrals for the formerly incarcerated to both county and community resources;
  • Attend meetings for the African American Health Conductors, Joint Staff, Post Release Team , Medical Home Team, Parole and Community Team (PACT), Probation (AB109), as well as the Center for Human Development;
  • Some mandatory meetings might require travel to other areas in Contra Costa such as Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Concord, North Richmond and Pittsburg Health Center
  • Track Medi-Cal Administrative Activities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities

  • If you are formerly incarcerated, we urge you to apply (you must have been out of prison or jail for 2 years minimum)
  • Familiarity with West County Contra Costa, Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo
  • Ability to negotiate and navigate across community/geographical lines;
  • Strong active listening, verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, co-workers, supervisors, and clinic staff;
  • Ability to organize and set priorities and manage multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated maturity and reliability;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to recruit and motivate program participants;
  • Computer proficiency sufficient to schedule patient visits, input data, create reports and flyers, and receive and respond to emails;
  • Ability to adjust time to allow for some evening or weekend events;

Education, Credentials and Experience:

  • Two to three years of experience working with and committed to help the incarcerated individuals and other vulnerable populations and communities;
  • Computer proficiency sufficient to schedule patient visits, input data, create reports and flyers, and receive and respond to emails;
  • High School graduate or GED

Special Requirements: o Occasional evenings and weekends as requested;

  • Valid California Drivers License (Required)
  • Reliable transportation and proof of insurance (Required)
  • Successful background check (Required)
  • Clear T.B. test. (Required)
  • Reports dually to:

Contra Costa Health Services Program Coordinator and Center for Human Development Executive Director.

Starting Salary:
$18.00 hourly rate

Benefits include medical, dental, 11 holidays and 19 vacation days per year and a retirement plan. This is a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position.

People of Color and Bilingual Applicants Strongly Encouraged to Apply

CHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate as to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin including language limitations, ancestry, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, denial of pregnancy disability leave or reasonable accommodation, gender identification, or Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran status. CHD maintains a smoke-free environment.

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