SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Health & REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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Community Health Worker

DESCRIPTION:

This position of Community Health Worker will provide a holistic recovery approach to the Justice-involved population (individuals reintegrating into the community from the Los Angeles County Jail or California State Prison, etc.). They will provide the resources and supports needed to improve overall health, social and economic outcomes of the clients. A client-centered approach will be key in navigating the necessary services this population faces.

Essential Duties:

  • Works with the Care Team to establish a pre-release care plan for the individual.
  • Processes and accept referrals from jails through Probation, DHS Correctional Health Services, Parole, etc.
  • Conducts intake and assessment activities with re-entering individuals, entering screening, assessment and encounter information into tracking system, obtaining appropriate consents and authorization, enrolling with other supportive services.
  • Outreach and engagement, intake and assessment, service planning, linkages and accompaniment to health, mental health, SUD services, and other supportive re-entry services. This may also include transportation.
  • Assist clients with accessing services to address their immediate needs (e.g., access to temporary housing, food, clothes, and other basic necessities).
  • Accompanying clients to medical and mental health appointments, as well as court/parole/probation appearances, when appropriate.
  • Assistance with benefits establishment (including completion and submission of applications for health insurance benefits).
  • Housing navigation (e.g., interim housing assistance)
  • Assist client with obtaining basic needs, such as clothing, food, as well as gaining, restoring, improving and/or maintaining daily independent living skills.
Ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team.


Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) was founded February 1994 as a non-profit entity for the purpose of providing mental health and rehabilitation services to vulnerable ethnic minority populations in Southern California Los Angeles. The mission of Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) is to provide quality mental health and social services to vulnerable populations in South Los Angeles. These populations consist of mentally ill, homeless mentally ill, multi-diagnosed individuals with substance abuse disorder, interface with the criminal justice system. By providing culturally relevant and sensitive services which are designed to improve the quality of their lives, SCHARP will have a significant impact upon the neediest residents of this community.


REQUIREMENT:

Six (6) months related experience with the chronically mentally ill and homeless population, and/or in social services related field. Must be computer literate and proficient with Windows operating system and email. Familiarization with Clinivate/Clinitrak electronic medical record is highly preferred. License : A valid California Class C Driver License, and maintain an insurable driving record under the Agency’s liability policy. Physical Demands: The duties associated with the position will involve light physical effort, which may include lifting up to a 20 pound limit, some light bending, stooping or kneeling. Moderate/considerable walking, sitting and Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program (SCHARP) SCHARP’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal laws. All positions are open to men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. SCHARP will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

EXPERIENCE:

6 Months

SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Required license or certification:
  • Valid Driver's License

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's

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