The Primary Care Coalition offers a rewarding work environment for people who share our values of collaboration, integrity, innovation, and excellence and wish to channel their efforts toward improving health equity in our community. Our organization provides substantial opportunities for growth and professional development at all career levels. The PCC is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package to eligible employees, including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, a retirement plan, commuter benefits, and generous paid time off.

Job Openings >> Temporary Hospital Outreach & Health Education Specialist (Part-Time)
Temporary Hospital Outreach & Health Education Specialist (Part-Time)
Title:Temporary Hospital Outreach & Health Education Specialist (Part-Time)
Department:Homeless Initiative Program
Job Type:Non-exempt (hourly)
Salary Range:$28.00 per hour
The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) seeks a Temporary (4 month assignment) Hospital Outreach and Health Education Specialist to perform street-outreach activities linking individuals experiencing homelessness to comprehensive housing and social services supports. The PCC partners with the Montgomery County Healthcare for the Homeless Program to provide case management and patient education and support services for program participants. Health Care for the Homeless supports adults and families experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. Program clients include formerly homeless individuals some of whom have been frequent users of the emergency medical and corrections systems with permanent supportive housing and case management services. Program services include intensive on-site case management; life skills training; assistance in acquiring a primary health care provider and accessing mental health and drug treatment services; assistance in obtaining benefits and entitlements; linkages to appropriate services available in the community including food, clothing, workforce development opportunities, psychiatric rehabilitation day program.

This role will work closely with the Healthcare for the Homeless Program Manager to foster relationships with hospitals and community based organizations to create referral pathways to housing programs for people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. Must have reliable transportation and full Covid19+ vaccinated (must provide documentation).

Responsibilities Include:

• Under direction of program manager prepare hospital discharge planning documents, COVID-19 motel assignments, and state reports as required.
• Provide person centered health education, case management and care coordination services to assist clients. Serve as an advocate and represent clients’ interests by liaising with landlords, hospitals, medical providers, family members, and other connection points relevant to managing client cases and addressing client needs.
• Provide intensive case management services to clients presenting in the emergency room, to prevent overuse of the emergency rooms and to reduce readmission to hospitals. Serve as primary contact and liaison to hospitals and other medical facilities requesting referrals for nursing assessments.
• Maintain community relationships to create referral pathways to housing programs for people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County and referred to as a “high utilizer” of County health care resources. 
• Attend workgroups, hospital meetings, and community collaboration meetings. 
• Work as an active member of the diversion team regarding cases referred through County hospitals and other medical facilities, as requested. 
• If requested, provide health education presentations, both in person and virtually, at all single and family shelters and transitional shelters. 


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in human services, health field, or related field Masters in Public Health preferred. 
• Three years work experience in social services.
• Previous street outreach experience or substantial experience working with individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of housing first approaches, housing focused outreach efforts, and motivational interventions preferred. 
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and a database system.

ADA Requirements

This job operates in a professional office environment.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
• This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing may be required.
• This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. 
• Requires ability to learn new software applications as necessary.
• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds. 
• May require occasional travel.


This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent.  An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

PCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.
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