Community Health Worker for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Reno, NV | Full Time

CHANGE THE WORLD!  Community Health Worker for our TPP Program at Northern Nevada HOPES

Here we go, growing again!

Are you ready to change the world?  Our Community Health Worker will engage in education and outreach to promote the teen pregnancy prevention program in accordance with the grant requirements and federal, state, and local laws and regulations. You’ll work with teens, families and community groups to encourage those discussions necessary to help in the prevention of unplanned pregnancies.

Northern Nevada HOPES is a community health and wellness center serving the Northern Nevada area.  We are a non-profit community health center located in a historic and quaint area of downtown Reno, Nevada. Our expert care teams provide integrated medical and wellness services to individuals and families in our community. We welcome everyone, and meet them wherever they are, providing a safe and accepting place to access comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare services.  Comprehensive, integrated care is the cornerstone of the patient-centered medical home; Northern Nevada HOPES has a robust offering of services and collaborates with other service providers in the community to ensure our patients have a comprehensive, well-rounded program to meet their individual health and wellness needs.  The medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered.  At HOPES we understand there are many determinants of health and that a range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors influence health.

Important things to know about us:

  • We are a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, recognized by the National Commission on Quality Assurance
  • We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The mission of all FQHCs is to provide excellent health care services to otherwise under-served populations. We accept most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare, and the uninsured. For the uninsured, we offer discounted services based on a sliding fee scale.
  • We are a National Health Service Corp site, and our providers are eligible to apply toward a federal loan forgiveness program

We have an impressive team of clinicians and providers and our current clinical and supportive services include:

  • Primary medical care for adults, adolescents and children
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Psychiatric care
  • HIV specialty care
  • Medication Assisted Treatment specialty care
  • Hepatitis C specialty care
  • Transgender specialty care for adults
  • Nutrition services
  • Comprehensive social support services
  • Harm reduction outreach and prevention
  • Laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy services on site.

Named one of the Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada 2018, we offer the same attention to ensuring our employees have work/life balance and the opportunity to grow and develop their careers.  We offer a second-to-none benefits package (where employee health, vision, dental and basic life insurance is free of charge), very competitive compensationgenerous paid time off, and a chance to partner with amazing care providers to changes lives.

The Community Health Worker’s objective is to support the core goals of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Families Talking Together programs. You’ll engage in education and outreach, participant recruitment, community networking, family and group presentations and many other duties to meet the goals and objectives of this grant. HOPES has an integrated team model approach to patient care. Part of the CHW’s responsibilities will include participation in organization wide Patient Centered Medical Home activities to enhance patient care. This individual is also responsible for being an active participant in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.

We’re looking for:

  • Someone who loves to be challenged, because you will be daily.
  • Patience is not just a virtue here, it is a vital skill.
  • Know, learn, and keep up to date with the Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction philosophy.
  • Experience working with youth, families, schools, and/or community organizations; knowledge of HIPAA is super-duper!
  • Comfortable candidly discussing sex, sexuality, sex work, prevention of pregnancy, and abstinence.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment, self-directed, motivated but with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • MUST be free of judgement and willing to accept choices of others.
  • Computer skills essential for conducting data collection, entry and analysis.
  • Authenticity-Be you, the genuine you will ring true with our clients.
  • Love the power of change! Both in people and as an agency as HOPES is ever growing and changing!
  • Love to learn something new every day.
  • Bachelor’s degree or formal studies in nursing, public health, human development, psychology, social work OR equivalent practical work experience preferred.
  • Well-developed presentation skills and the ability to present ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Perform a broad range of simultaneous tasks, we may be pulled different directions at the same time, personal skill to identify and prioritize is also vital.
  • Be nice; for some people you will interact with you may be the only person who is.

If you are passionate about creating change, tell us about what drives you.   Send your resume to the hiring team at Northern Nevada HOPES and help us understand why you are the best candidate for this position.  We aren’t looking for a standard cover letter and CV because we’re not looking for the standard candidate.  We’re looking for someone who has the passion and ability to create life changing moments!  Tell us about your accomplishments, feature all your awards, and share with us your proven ability to exert positive influence and change lives. We’d welcome the opportunity to hear about how you used creative problem-solving to help others or how you have worked through barriers to help others.  Tell us your philosophy, what inspires you and how you will demonstrate all your wonderful abilities at Northern Nevada HOPES.

Employee Benefits

  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off in first year
  • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 401(k) plan, employer matches up to 4%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental benefits available
  • Discounted Fitness Membership
  • Continuing Education for Licensed Professionals

Apply Online

  1. Download and complete our Employment Application.
  2. Email your completed Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to Northern Nevada HOPES’ Human Resources department by clicking here, or by faxing to 775-236-0623.

Questions? Call Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.

Contact Us

If you have questions about current job openings or the application process, please contact: Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.