Health Advocate
Lake Superior Community Health Center is currently seeking a Full Time Health Advocate.

Are you interested in helping improve the health and wellbeing of your friends and neighbors in the Northland? For over 50 years, Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC) has provided universal access to critical health care services for residents of the Twin Ports, Carlton and beyond. Consider joining our team and working in an environment where every moment makes a difference!

At LSCHC, we prioritize a culture driven by compassion while taking pride in our ability to provide competitive salaries and benefits. From four weeks of paid time off to start, to a comprehensive insurance package, to generous retirement matching – we take care of our employees.

Health Advocates support LSCHC patients by connecting them to health insurance for which they qualify. They also promote health access through outreach at community events and help patients access services that can improve their lives.

The health-oriented solutions provided include, but are not limited to:

Health insurance enrollment assistance
Additional services provided by LSCHC: family medicine, dentistry, counseling, psychiatry, chiropractic care, discount pharmacy and more!
Heating assistance
Access to food banks and EBT benefits
Transportation coordination
Hospital charity care program enrollment, and more!
Apply today to help LSCHC patients address upstream issues impacting their overall health!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Receive training to provide in-person enrollment assistance and information on MN Health Insurance Programs
Perform basic income screening for all programs, assist clients in completing the applications, advocate on their behalf, and follow-up after application has been sent to the appropriate agency.
Meet with new and existing patients to gather information and assess each individual patient’s need for enrollment assistance or additional services provided by LSCHC
Provide a warm, interactive, and inviting experience for new and existing patients
Set up appropriate referrals with other LSCHC departments, including scheduling these appointments
Assist clients in applying for hospital and clinic charity care programs and other charity funds such as: Lion’s Club, Senior Partners Care, etc.
Provide internal referrals to those without a regular physician and/or new to the community and in need of health care.
Maintain accurate data and statistics on program utilization, client demographics, case outcomes, etc.
Provide community outreach and education to inform the targeted population of the program services on the purpose and work of the organization.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in human service related field or 2-3 years hands on experience working with complex or diverse population
Experience with public health care programs or government related programs
Awareness of barriers individuals and families face in obtaining coverage through government programs, in using social services and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and also work in team-based environment
Ability to see how individuals work as a part of their environment and in larger systems
Qualified applications must possess a genuine drive to help.
Proven strong interpersonal skills, oral communication, and written communication
LSCHC offers excellent wages and a comprehensive benefit plan. LSCHC is an equal opportunity employer.
Fill out an LSCHC application and submit, along with resume to:; or mail to: LSCHC, 4325 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807.
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