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Social & Health Equity Navigator

Molina Healthcare Dallas, Texas; Irving, Texas; Hidalgo, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Edinburg, Texas; Gainesville, Texas; Houston, Texas; Nacogdoches, Texas; Austin, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Arlington, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Plano, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Garland, Texas; Frisco, Texas Job ID 2025742
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Job Description


Job Summary

The Social and Health Equity Navigator will assist members in addressing social conditions that impact health outcomes, assist with the development of a process to collect, analyze, and report data metrics, and ensure these cost-effective services are provided to members who need them the most.  The  Social and Health Equity Navigator will also work collaboratively with other departments to identify population SDOH needs and work to help find solutions via partnerships with community organizations or other agencies.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Work directly with members to reduce barriers and social determinants of health (SDOH) issues to improve health care access and member quality of life.
  • Educate member on social determinants of health and assist with navigating various systems
  • Promote awareness of how social determinants of health affect member health outcomes
  • Conduct SDOH assessments to determine member needs and prioritize based on member preferences accordingly.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary care team (ICT) meetings.
  • Identify local and national resources to facilitate staff, business owners, and department understanding of health disparities, inequities, and social risk factors impacting members.
  • Assist with coordination of SDOH related activities at the health plan.  
  • Work with the Molina SDOH Innovation Center to pilot programs to address SDOH barriers for Molina members.
  • Collaborate with various departments within the health plan to implement pilot SDOH initiatives and programs.
  • Collaborate with Molina SDOH Innovation Center to ensure all SDOH initiatives, processes, and outputs are aligned and standardized as appropriate.
  • Promotes integration of services including behavioral health care, long term services and supports, as well as other appropriate services.
  • Coordinate partnerships with other departments to ensure seamless care for members.
  • Advanced understanding of social determinants of health, health disparities, inequities, and social risk factors
  • Knowledgeable about and respectful of cultural issues on an individual member level
  • Strong organizational skills, including the facilitation of knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills, including the ability to interpret SDOH data that informs the implementation of targeted interventions to identified populations
  • Build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders through active participation in community-based initiatives
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Job Qualifications

Required Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social work or behavioral sciences or an equivalent education and demonstrated experience in the social determinants of health

Required Experience:     

  • 3+ years in public health, social services, or similar field; ability to coalesce diverse entities around a common goal

Preferred Education:

Master’s Degree in public health, social work or behavioral sciences or similar discipline

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years in public health, social or behavioral services, or similar field; ability to coalesce diverse entities around a common goal

Preferred Licensure/Certification:

Licensed in Social Work, Counseling, or other related field

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Working environment is generally favorable and lighting and temperature are adequate. Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. Must have the ability to sit for long periods.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

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To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.

Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.

Pay Range: $21.6 - $46.81 / HOURLY
*Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.

About Us

Molina Healthcare is a nationwide fortune 500 organization with a mission to provide quality healthcare to people receiving government assistance. If you are seeking a meaningful opportunity in a team-oriented environment, come be a part of a highly engaged workforce dedicated to our mission. Bring your passion and talents and together we can make a difference in the lives of others. Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.

Job Type: Full Time Posting Date: 04/24/2024

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