Community Health Workers :

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $42,820.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,724
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.57 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Organization
Work Ethic
Integrity
Professionalism
Conflict Management
Written Communication
Creativity
Leadership
Teamwork

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise individuals regarding marriage
Match clients to public or community services
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Help clients get needed services or resources
Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Advise others on social matters
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Recommend legal actions

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities
Evaluate client progress against measurable goals
Evaluate patient or client response to therapy or treatment
Evaluate therapy needs of patient or client
Identify physical or emotional abuse
Conduct program evaluations
Determine social service program status

Assisting and Caring for Others

Perform in home visits to provide support or information
Provide in home patient care
Provide basic health care services
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Develop treatment plans
Conduct behavior modification

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect information about community health needs
Collect personal information
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Conduct interviews to gather public, community, or government services related information

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance
Monitor diets of individuals or groups
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor client progress
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress
Maintain confidentiality of data

Training and Teaching Others

Teach medical self care
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families
Lead classes or community events
Plan social behavior learning activities

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain dental or medical records
Document medical prognosis
Manage clinical or social case records
Record medical history
Maintain client records
Record client's personal data

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Assist clients with understanding personal problems
Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress
Provide educational materials to community members
Adapt response to match client socioeconomic condition


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Public Health and Safety
Primary Care
Psychology
Budgeting
Workshops
Health Promotion Programs



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