Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW)

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Gbagada, Lagos state
Job Description: 

.Helping individuals, families, groups and communities develop their capacity and access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing,
quality care and health information

.Facilitating communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems

.Helping health care and social service systems become culturally relevant and responsive to their service population

.Helping people understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being

.Helping to build understanding and social capital to support healthier behaviors and lifestyle choices

.Delivering health information using culturally appropriate terms and concepts

.Linking people to health care/social service resources

.Providing informal counseling, support and follow-up

.Advocating for local health needs

.Providing health services, such as monitoring blood pressure and providing first aid

.Making home visits to chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, individuals at high risk of health problems and the elderly

.Translating and interpreting for clients and health care/social service providers

Job Requirement/Qualification: 

.High school diploma or its equivalent.

.Associate degree or higher in health or human services.

.Experience in the substance abuse and/or mental health field.

.Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

.Knowledge of community agencies and resources.

.Working knowledge of multi-system outreach programs related to health care delivery, clinical education, and health-related services

.Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual client care plans.

.Knowledge of transportation and other barriers to care that may be encountered by client.

.Ability to communicate medical information to health care professionals and care coordinators over the telephone.

.Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications, including e-mail.

.Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

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