Community Health Advocate -Behavioral Health

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Community Health Advocate -Behavioral Health Requisition #: 399404 Location: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044 Category: Non-Clinical Professional Work Shift: Evening Shift Work Week: Limited (20 - 29) Weekend Work Required: Yes Date Posted: Aug. 30, 2021 Join an amazing global healthcare organization! Excellent compensation package! Awesome benefits, including dependent tuition reimbursement! Requisition #: 399404 Location: 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 Shift: Limited Shift (20 hours) 11:00 am - 7:30 pm Exempt Position Summary: The Community Health Advocate (CHA) is part of the Hospital's Behavioral Health Emergency team that provides a screening and assists with disposition plans for adult and pediatric patients that present in the ED with a mental health crisis. This position helps behavioral health patients connect with resources that allow them to better manage their mental illness, improve their overall health and avoid preventable hospital encounters. The CHA is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team that includes the ED staff and psychiatric Social Workers. The CHA embedded in the ED is responsible for assisting with post discharge care and connecting patients to community resources and supports for individuals with complex needs. This position also provides post-discharge follow up with patients seen in the ED for mental health crisis in order to promote and support participation in referrals for outpatient treatment and other community-based service referrals made while in the ED. Education/Experience: * Bachelor's Degree with an interest in behavioral, community or public health. * Experience working in a hospital or clinic setting preferred. * Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as with people of diverse backgrounds preferred. Knowledge/Skills: * Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints. * Ability to effectively present information to patients, families, Hospital staff, health care providers and community organizations Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

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