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Neighborhood Navigator

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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3749164

Desired Skills/Duties: Essential Functions and Goal: Under the general direction of the Ohio Equity Institute Project Coordinator, the Neighborhood Navigator will identify and engage unserved at-risk pregnant women and connect them to comprehensive clinical care and social services. The Navigator will facilitate access to services by acting as a liaison (bridge) between health and social services and the Butler County community. The Neighborhood Navigator will develop and maintain a resource portfolio of services to facilitate linking at-risk women. The Navigator will work to serve women who are African or African-American because they have a higher risk for infant loss. The goal of this position is to improve birth outcomes for women served by the Navigator. Primary Duties Include (but not limited to): Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with women and their families while providing general support and encouragement. Conduct intake interviews with women including use of the ODH-identified screening tool. Maintain/develop personal knowledge base about community resources appropriate to needs of women/families. Develop and maintain a portfolio of local referral resources to ODH-funded services, evidence-based interventions, clinical and social services. Connect and refer women to applicable programs and services. Provide follow-up to women via phone calls and other means as necessary to ensure their needs are met. Document woman/family referral and address risk status via the ODH-identified platform. Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested Coordinate with Ohio Equity Institute Project Coordinator to review documented barriers and access challenges experienced by women served by Navigator. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or its equivalent. Basic computer skills. Passionate about improving maternal and infant health. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse community are essential. Interpersonal skills required include sensitivity, empathy, flexibility, accessibility, patience, resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and the ability to be non-judgmental. Exhibit excellent working relations with women, visitors and staff, effectively communicating Butler County Health District mission. This position requires the candidate to have a valid Ohio driver s license in good standing and insurable. Qualifications Preferred: Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program or health/social service related degree Butler County resident or knowledgeable of Butler County resources. Knowledge of infant mortality reduction concepts, social determinants of health and health disparities. Experience working in a community based setting for at least 1-2 years. Bilingual or multilingual (French or Spanish) helpful Eligible for healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance. Enrolled in the OPERS pension plan.

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