Health Worker Coordinator

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The Health Worker Coordinator (HWC) is responsible for managing the BSC Health Worker Program by training, supervising, and supporting health workers. The HWC is charged with ensuring that Health Workers continue to promote health in the BSC through core health promotion strategies: community-level engagement/education, peer support, and appropriate referral. The HWC is also a student liaison between the BSC and University Health Services Health Worker Program, University Health Services, and other health promotion organizations. The HWC should be hired the semester before their duties begin.

Job Duties

1. With assistance from the Member Resources Coordinator, develop a plan for how the HWs, HEC, and HWC should respond to a variety of health concerns, including medical emergencies.

2. Coordinate with the Member Resources Coordinator to hold First Aid and CPR training for all HWs by Week 4.

3. Maintain stock of safer sex and first aid supplies and distributes supplies to HWs and/or units.

4. With assistance from the Health Education Coordinator (HEC), plan and implement HW training by week 4.

5. Training topics should include but are not limited to:

a) BSC policies, practices, and resources regarding health and safety, especially sexual assault response and substance use reporting
b) Substance abuse prevention and intervention
c) Appropriate medical emergency response
d) Communicable diseases; and appropriate referrals to the Tang Center and other health organizations.
e) Mental health / Mental health first aid
f) Consent
g) Peer advising and survivor support
h) Health Worker job duties and responsibilities

6. Meet with all new Health Workers and corresponding House Managers at the beginning of each semester (but after the Health Worker training) to discuss the specific needs of that unit and set goals for the semester, specifically tailored to the needs/past of that unit.

7. Organize and cohost biweekly meetings for HWs with the HEC, which should include bringing in outside professionals and speakers to provide specialized education, as appropriate.

8. Ensure that the HWs are fulfilling the duties of the Health Worker job description and provide feedback to unit House Managers and House Presidents regarding workshift completion.

9. Be on-call to assist HWs in responding to resident health concerns by providing appropriate referrals and identifying BSC and community resources. The HWC is encouraged to have one-on-one check-ins or weekly open office hours with HWs to maintain a supportive relationship and ensure HWs have what they need to support the members.

10. Ensure institutional memory by archiving training outlines, workshop templates, health tips, and other resources on the health worker google site and the BSC website.

11. Provide health tips, health supplies, and on-call support to units without their own Health Worker. (might become irrelevant if health worker is mandatory)

12. Maintain records of the frequency and types of health-related consultations and analyze ongoing health and response needs.

13. Maintain close working relationship/interaction/support system with HEC in order to fully support HW program and general membership support

14. Work with House Presidents to solicit and recruit new candidates for unit Health Workers to ensure maintenance and understanding of the expectations of the HW position within the house.

Skills/Knowledge Required for Job Performance

1. Must demonstrate strong multitasking and organizational skills.

2. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

3. Must be able to work independently.

4. Must be committed to public health and harm reduction.

5. Ability to receive and offer feedback constructively.

6. Some teaching experience (deCal facilitation, for example) is strongly preferred, but not required.

7. Past health worker experience or a public health background is strongly preferred, but not required.

8. Willing to seek additional training independently.

Entry Level Experience/Education Required

Must be a BSC member for the term of job.

Additional Requirements

1. Respond to calls and emails within 24 hours during the business week.

2. Meet bi-weekly with the Member Resources Coordinator.

3. Confer with the Health Education Coordinator to discuss and set common goals for the semester.

4. Keep a project log, including the hours spent on each project, to be submitted to the Member Resources Coordinator.

5. Keep records of relevant information and work done and prepare best practices and exit documents for the next HWC/HEC.

6. Incoming HWC shall meet with the Member Resources Coordinator, Mental Health Consultant, and current HWC to be trained and transition into position.

Term of Job: One semester (may be extended based on performance). Fall and Spring only

Hours per Week: 8

Basic Pay Rate: Workshift Rate

Hired by: Hiring Commission

Immediate Supervisor: Member Resources Coordinator

Working Conditions By: BSC Personnel Code

Created: Spring 2011