Community Health Worker for non-narcotic pain interventions

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Let Us Introduce Ourselves.

Juniper and its network of community-based program providers improve the health outcomes of older adults by offering evidence-based disease management and falls prevention programs in community settings across Minnesota.

The Juniper network is a state-wide partnership of Minnesota’s regional Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and over 140 community-based social service organizations and healthcare sector program providers. Juniper is a product of Innovations for Aging LLC, a non-profit subsidiary of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

We are entrepreneurial, innovative, and growing – a perfect environment for a curious and creative person interested in supporting independence and healthy aging.

What Type of Individual Are We Looking For?
  • An individual with an interest in connecting people to programs that will help maintain or improve their quality of life, health, and independence
  • A team member to help us implement a new service that can help us shape the way we serve older adults
  • A compassionate advocate who can express and show empathy through reflective listening
  • An individual with detail orientation and experience in phone-based and in person customer interactions
What Will You Be Doing?
  • Manages patient center model to evaluate modifiable risk factors across healthcare, social services, and behavioral health
  • Educates participants about evidence-based health programs.
  • Provides care coordination and case management services to the participant.
  • Provides informal counseling, support, and follow up.
  • Enhance customer health awareness and promote initiatives by implementing a variety of methods.
  • Identify potential barriers for enrollment and aid in resolving those issues.
  • Assists program participants in navigating various resources as needed.
  • Encourages and supports participants in self-managing their care.
  • Supports patients care team (Provider, clinical team family members, Juniper leaders and other community support staff)
  • Works with Juniper class leader and may assist in pain management evidence-based health program delivery.
  • Documents patient participation and progress in health record. Prepares communications and documents for the care team as needed or requested.
What Skills Do You Need to Be Considered for This Position?
  • High school diploma or equivalent and a Community Health Worker certification
  • 1-year related working experience preferred.
  • Understanding needs of older adults and family caregivers and the services that support those needs
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining cooperative, effective relationships that include the provision of technical assistance
  • Knowledge and experience in community health work or social services
  • Understanding of and ability to work effectively with diverse people and organizations
  • Strong competency in computer applications and use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and website navigation
What are the Perks?
  • Strong consistent history of growth, financial stability, and effective leadership,
  • Generous paid time off benefit of 26 days/year plus 8 holidays,
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, life, and disability,
  • Retirement savings plan with 5% match,
  • Professional challenge,
  • Positive and collaborative work environment, and
  • The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing and visionary organization.

To learn more about this opportunity, please explore our websites www.yourjuniper.org and www.metroaging.org

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume online at metroaging.org/careers.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Disabled/Veterans

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