Oral Health Navigator
This position provides at risk families with oral health education and dental care resources to reduce overall health risks. Under the direction of the Director of Development and Healthy Families Program Manager, the Oral Health Navigator will be responsible for outreach, in-home education, scheduling and help with scheduling appointments, and management of related participant/family activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishes a trusting relationship with assigned participants/families by initiating and maintaining regular oral health education home visits and helping participants with obtaining a dental care provider and scheduling appointments.
Coordinates and provides in-home one-on-one education on oral hygiene and preventative services to participants/families.
Contacts participants/families to ensure that they have secured a dentist. Provides assistance in the identification of a dentist or a dental care center, as needed.
Assists participant/family with initial appointment setting.
Provides support in assisting participant/family in arriving at their scheduled dental appointments through transportation assistance, as necessary.
Tracks participant/family contact and provides reports on the number of appointments scheduled and the efforts made to remind participants/family of their appointments with the dentists.
Contacts dental providers to determine if the efforts to educate and support the participant/family resulted in kept appointments.
Makes referrals to dentists through collaborative network connections, as indicated by supervisor.
Updates and maintains participant/family data reporting to ensure files are up to date with necessary documentation and forms.
Provides excellent customer service, technical assistance or referral services including periodic telephone follow-ups to participants/families and providers who have questions about their specific requirements.
Maintains up to date knowledge of community services and facilitates for participants/families in obtaining services when necessary.
Participates in community events in Pasco and Hernando Counties delivering oral health and hygiene education to families with children.
Attends team meetings, other meetings, and trainings as required.
Travels for agency business using personal vehicle.
Works a schedule of forty hours per week at times that are convenient to the participants/families which, may be outside the usual 8:00 am to 4:30 pm office hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Healthy Families Program Manager which demonstrate willingness to be a team player.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Self-directed and organized
Communication and public speaking skills
Knowledgeable and passionate about oral health and the work and mission of the organization.
Knowledge of community based resources and neighborhoods in which the work takes place.
Basic understanding of medical terminology and documentation.
Demonstration of respect and sensitivity for the rights of others and their homes.
Demonstrates respect for those who are culturally diverse.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to work independently and as a team with minimal amount of supervision.
Ability to problem solve.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to listen effectively.
Ability to establish trusting relationships with families.
Ability to work well with children/teens and diverse populations, and with contracted service providers and representatives of partnering agencies.
Ability to be non-judgmental
Ability to foster independence and self sufficiency in families.
A high school diploma or equivalent and
Two (2) years related work experience in medical, oral health education or customer service demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the job required with an Associate’s Degree.
One (1) year related work experience in medical, oral health education or customer service demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the job required with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Salary Range: $30,000 per year – $40,000 based on experience plus full benefits.
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Note: This is a grant funded position for 1 year with a possible extension.
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