• Community Health Worker

    Requisition ID
    Behavioral Health/Social Work/Counseling
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Community Health Worker is a member of the community trained to provide education and advocacy to individuals and to the community. The worker should be someone knowledgeable of the community culture and languages spoken with a goal of providing accurate health based information geared towards reducing identified health disparities. Ensure information on community services is made available to individuals. Client outreach can occur in clinics, public venues, and client’s homes and referrals to the Community Health Worker can come from health care providers, care managers, and navigators. The plan for the Community Worker is developed in conjunction with the referral and based on evidenced base practices.


    • Works with Transitional Care Coordinator, Care Managers, Social Workers, and Patient Navigators to develop evidence based interventions for improving or preventing chronic health conditions.
    • Delivers planned interventions as agreed on with health care team, in an effective style.
    • Provides resources to individuals in the community based on approved programs identified by St. Joseph Healthcare System. Records all interventions with clients and reports outcomes of sessions to Care Manager or Transitional Care Coordinator.
    • Identifies gaps in health care services in the community and shares information with the team.                                                                                                                        
    • Works within the community to reduce hospital readmissions and improve medication management.                                                                                                                        
    • Participates in Community events such as health fairs, community meetings.
    • Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital.
    • Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.                                                            


    Work requires an Associate’s degree with credits in Community Health Work. Bachelor's degree preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish or Arabic highly preferred. Knowledge of and a strong desire to help the community is essential.


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