Summary: The Community Health Worker/Promotora functions in collaborative practice with families, community agencies, providers, volunteers, and co-workers at Cook Children's as a part of the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (C4PCAN), which is a part of the Center for Children's Health (C4CH). The Community Health Worker/Promotora focuses on helping children and their families make healthy lifestyle choices that will lead to an improved quality of life and better personal health. Consistently performs duties per established policies and procedures with skill and a focus on detail. The Center for Children's Health, along with C4PCAN, initiates, implements, and evaluates community health initiatives throughout the six county primary service area and takes an active role in collaborative community partnerships essential to Cook Children's strategic plan and community benefit requirements.
High School degree or equivalent required.
Minimum 1-year experience in managed care or outreach activities required.
Knowledge of child abuse, neglect and childhood adversities preferred.
Basic computer skills, to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Bilingual in English/Spanish or other language strongly preferred but not required.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Acts in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.
Maintains a pleasant and flexible attitude/demeanor.
TX DSHS Community Health Worker (CHW) Promotora(s) certificate required or obtained within 12 months.
Must have current, valid Texas Driver's License with clean driving record.
Private, reliable transportation capability.
Able to drive assigned CCHCS vehicle, if applicable, as an approved driver.
Must be 21 years of age, take and pass Cook Children's Defensive Driving course once employed, and annually thereafter.
If job appropriate, certification as technician in child passenger safety by Safe Kids/NHTSA required. May be obtained within first 6 months of hire.
Internal Number: 38018
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.