Community Health Educator
The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) was founded in 2000 to generate creative approaches to improve the health of Chicago’s urban communities. Led by a team of dedicated and energetic social epidemiologists, SUHI provides evidence-based examination of community health status, the effectiveness of interventions and clinical care, and health-care delivery methodologies. A major component of the SUHI’s work involves social issues, such as racism and poverty, and their impact on health.
We are currently seeking a Community Health Educator (CHE) for the Helping Her Live project. This project aims to assist women along the continuum of breast health care and to reduce delays in obtaining appropriate quality breast health care.
The Community Health Educator (CHE) serves as the link between health care and the west and southwest sides of Chicago to facilitate access to breast health services and to improve the quality and cultural competency of service delivery. The CHE will also help in identifying barriers to accessing quality breast cancer care and work with the team to help women overcome these barriers—whether at a personal, organizational or system level. The position is 75% case management (navigation) and 25% outreach. Depending on previous experience, salary for this position begins at $11.86 per hour. We are seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate that is familiar with the southwest side communities of Brighton Park, West Lawn, West Elsdon, Gage Park, Archer Heights and Chicago Lawn.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conduct outreach and provide community health education at various neighborhood forums.
· Assist women in navigating the health care system to obtain their screening mammograms and timely results.
· Assist women with abnormal mammogram results to obtain timely diagnostic and treatment services.
· Maintain current knowledge on breast health information, which may be of benefit to clients.
· Identify and establish relationships with churches and community social service agencies.
· H.S. Diploma/GED required
· Valid Driver’s License with access to a car required
· Bilingual (Spanish/English) required
· Previous case management experience preferred
· Experience working in a community-based social or healthcare setting preferred
· Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
· Must possess excellent organizational skills and basic computer skills
· Ideal candidate will be available to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
Please email a letter of interest along with your resume to Dr. Chandra Sproles at Chandra.Sproles@sinai.org. Please use “Community Health Educator” as the subject.
Sinai Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Breast cancer survivors and residents of the Westside of Chicago are highly encouraged to apply. For more information about the Sinai Urban Health Institute and the Helping Her Live project visit: suhichicago.org and helpingherlive.org