Outreach Worker

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or Project Director performs a wide variety of administrative and counseling duties to provide patient intake outreach discharge planning and follow-up. Acts as a liaison to internal hospital departments as well as state and federal agencies that provide social services and community services. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.

 

Responsibilities:
Performs patient intake duties.



Attends weekly staff meetings to assist in determination of and assignment of appropriate clients. Attends case conferences. Attends weekly individual supervision.



Follow up with clients organize visits to outreach clinic and other social service organization in collaboration with team case manager. Alert case manager to re-evaluate treatment plans based on changing needs of clients.



Submits logs and/or other Lifespan documentation of activities as requested for entry into a computerized system to track necessary data regarding client compliance and outcomes



Assumes an advocacy role with clients and their families in regard to available social services resources.



Upholds the principle of client confidentiality.



Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.



Performs other related duties as required.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school graduate or equivalent.



Training in specific research project education and bilingual strongly preferred.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to clients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Two years� of social services or other related experience.



Data entry skills and PC experience required.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While most duties are performed in an office environment incumbent�s work may require personal interaction with study population in their environment (e.g. prison low-income urban area drug treatment center ethnic neighborhood etc.).



Any risk of exposure to contagious or noxious elements is minimized by adherence to safety procedures and protocols.



May require dependable transportation to and from off-site locations that may not be serviced by public transportation



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union