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Penn State Health Community Health Advocate - Penn State Health Medical Group - OB/GYN in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Medical Group

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30, Varied Evenings


The Community Health Advocate (CHA) is a frontline public health worker who performs a wide variety of duties at the paraprofessional level to engage, support, advocate and educate community members in overall health and wellness. The CHA serves as a liaison or link between health and social services and the community to facilitate access and improve health outcomes by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.


High School Diploma or equivalent required.

One (1) year of experience in a community related role required.

BLS certification required within 6 months of hire.

Mental Health First Aid training required within 6 months of hire.



Communication and interpersonal skills

Organized, detail oriented and motivated

Dependable, consistency and professionalism

Strong customer service skills

Ability to work with a team, external and internal

Ability to capture and report data

Extensive knowledge of community resources

Develop and draft goals to address barriers to healthcare

Ability to work with patients to reach goals identified

Ability to identify environments potentially requiring notification to authorities (Child Abuse and Elderly)

Reliable transportation and valid PA drivers license

Able to communicate information in an organized and clear manner

Basic computer skills

Maintains appropriate personal appearance

Meet deadlines


Community Health Worker Certification preferred.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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