Health Navigator - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Integrated Care in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 1/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The health navigator works within the Colorado Daylight Partnership Integrated Care Initiative team. They provide services to assigned individuals from an integrated care practice to link them with community resources and help them negotiate health information and systems, in support of each person’s overall well- being. This position includes working on a multidisciplinary team, community education and outreach.

This ideal candidate is an individual with heart and passion for providing education and training to deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind (DHH) communities as well as serving as an advocate and navigator for individual with the goal of increasing behavioral health knowledge within these communities and promoting increased access to and engagement in services for DHH Coloradans.

 

New Hire Range: $19.49/hr - $23.41/hr

$2.50/hr ASL Differential

 

Job Requirements:

  • Understand, support and articulate the values and goals of the Mental Health Center of Denver, the Diversity & Inclusiveness department and the Colorado Daylight Partnership
  • Work closely and communicate directly with individuals’ medical and behavioral health providers to help increase access to needed services and navigate our systems
  • Effective written English skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.
  • Responsible for to provide personalized guidance to assigned individuals as they move through the health care system.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills to promote behavioral health literacy and reduce stigma
  • Fully disclose relevant training, experience and credentials, in order to help individuals understand the scope of services.
  • Must have a clear understanding of HIPAA, confidentiality, personal boundaries and be self-assured in a variety of situations.
  • Must have valid Colorado Drivers license and a recent clean driving record. Ability to transport consumers in dependable vehicle.
  • Consistent with grant priorities, perform other duties as assigned.  

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:    

  • Preferred minimum one-year experience in mental health or human services.
  • Experience using auxiliary services including sign language interpreting and CART services as well as communication access technology such as videophones and captioned phones

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • American Sign Language proficiency required 
  • Proficient written English skills 
  • Strong knowledge of the diverse linguistic, cultural, access and communication needs of the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from all walks of life
  • Knowledge of health care/behavioral healthcare systems and community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community members and other community agencies and partners
  • Ability to work as a team member in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, maintain confidentiality, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to operate a computer 
  • Good time management skills 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

PHYSICAL REQIUREMENTS:

Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive a vehicle, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs. Must have safe, dependable vehicle to transport consumers with a valid Colorado Driver License/good driving record.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May require occasional evening, or weekend hours depending on program and consumer needs. Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state and organizational background checks