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Community Health Coordinator

Company: Ounce of Care
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

About Us

We live by the saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Our mission is to empower healthy and thriving communities by building bridges between housing and health. We do this by providing care coordination, benefit enrollment, and wraparound services to thousands of residents of affordable housing.

We believe income and zip code should not be a barrier to accessible and convenient services that support our health. Not only do we believe everyone deserves this, but we know that investing in people upstream benefits our broader community in ways that we can measure and prove.

One of our core values is "creativity wins the day". We know we will not overcome age-old challenges with approaches that have been tried before. We encourage our team to remove the constraints of what we think we know about healthcare or housing and think instead, "if we had all the resources we needed, what could we be doing every day to make this a great place to live where people can be healthy and thrive?" And then we figure out how we make that happen.

We are looking for creative and kind teammates to join us in this journey.

Our values:

  • Residents come first
  • Creativity wins the day
  • Caring for each other helps us care for others
  • Always Be Celebrating ("ABC"!)
  • Progress over perfection Overview:

    Ounce of Care promotes health & wellness within affordable housing communities. We provide services to residents of these communities, including scheduling appointments to save time, checking eligibility and helping apply for benefits, and providing peace of mind by staying up-to-date on insurance. Learn more at www.ounceofcare.com.

    Job Description:

    We need help on a part-time, flexible basis to help with resident care coordination. In this remote role, you will support our team of on-site Community Health Leads (CHLs) by assisting residents over the phone. This can include conducting a resident intake & needs assessment, getting residents enrolled with Ounce, connecting them with healthcare services & scheduling appointments, and completing benefits applications.

    You will work closely with our Community Health Leads, and represent Ounce within the community. You'll help to build trust and respect with residents, identify their needs, and work with our team to make sure they get access to high-quality services that promote health & wellness.

    Requirements:
    • Flexibility to work variable hours between 8 am - 5 pm ET, M-F (15 - 25 hours / week in total).
    • Experience with Washington D.C. healthcare and benefits systems, including familiarity with applications and processes such as Medicaid recertification, SNAP, LIHEAP, SSI, and other benefits.
    • Experience with outreach to healthcare providers and/or patients.
    • Comfortable with data entry to record work being done for residents, including referrals, in our technology platform.
    • Candidates who are bilingual and fluent in Spanish are also strongly encouraged to apply (though we are also looking for English-speaking applicants). Compensation:
      • $28 per hour

        At Ounce, we value diversity and strive to provide an inclusive environment for all applicants and employees. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, age, disability, political affiliation, military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic covered by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Ounce of Care, Washington DC , Community Health Coordinator, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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