Job Title: Portland Street Response – Community Health Worker (Coordinator I – NE)
Closing Date/Time: Monday 10/26/20 11:59 PM PST
Salary: $50,170.00 - $93,018.00 Annually
Job Type: Limited Duration
Location: Portland Fire & Rescue Training Division
4800 NE 122, Portland, OR 97230, Oregon
Bureau: Portland Fire and Rescue
This is a Limited Duration position. Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) serves alongside a Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Mental Health Crisis Clinician who responds to low-acuity, non-emergency 911 calls pertaining to behavioral health, substance use, and/or welfare checks. In addition to co-responding to 911 calls, the CHW follows up with individuals as-needed and provides support, advocacy, and/or education in overall health and wellness. A key function of the CHW that differentiates this role apart from the rest of the team, is the responsibility to serve as a liaison or link between health/social services and the community. The CHW facilitates access to social services and agencies through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.
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