Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.
To provide support, referrals, information and advocacy services to women and their children. To work to safeguard the lives of women and children who have experienced violence in their homes. To educate the community served by the program on the problem and to develop outreach to enhance the accessibility of the program.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position requires a high degree of communication because workers are not always able to relate and form relationships with women and children who are under severe stress. The Adult Advocate must be able to communicate with New Horizons staff/Community Health Center staff and other agency providers on issues of domestic violence and family issues.
Confidentiality of Information
Confidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies. Breach of confidentiality in domestic violence programming represents a potentially life threatening or fatal risk to clients in the shelter. Must be willing and able to personally support, and endorse with staff and volunteers, the confidentiality of location of the shelter and all information related to clients of the shelter. Must maintain records in a format that would not threaten women’s safety and privacy should records be subpoenaed in a court of law.