Community Health Navigator

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is seeking a dedicated and talented individual to serve as a Community Health Navigator.   The Community Health Navigator will have the opportunity to work directly with low- and middle-income clients in need of health enrollment services on the NY State of Health Marketplace, as well as with other staff on the implementation of various Social Services programs.


Organization History & Mission

The MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community.  Since our founding, we have made a profound presence through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness.  The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited-English-proficient residents.

 

Job Description

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

-Conduct screenings, intakes, and case assessments, and provide ongoing case support to clients
-Coordinate regular health enrollment clinics.
-Provide in-person health insurance application and enrollment services through the NY State of Health, New York Health Plan Marketplace.
-Manage routine client communications, including assisting with complaints or questions regarding health coverage or an eligibility determination related to health coverage.
-Educate clients and the community about NY State of Health and the types of health insurance programs and plans offered through NY State of Health.
-Maintain documentation and records as required by program guidelines.
-Conduct outreach and build relationships with local community partners for enrollment and referral purposes.
-Attend regular trainings and calls with IPA/Navigator community partners.
-General administrative and clerical responsibilities.

 

Job Requirements

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following:

-English and Korean proficiency is required.
-Interest and/or experience in working on social justice issues in the context of the immigrant, Asian American or Korean American community.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently with minimal supervision.
-Bachelor’s degree required.
-Ability to work well both independently and in teams.
-Flexibility in working weekends.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The MinKwon Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, the MinKwon Center will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Yoon Ji Kim

Social Services Director

yoonji.kim@minkwon.org

 

Note: Please write ‘Community Health Navigator’ in the subject line of the email.


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