BUILDING A WORKFORCE

Bilingual Community Health Worker

First Connections Program

Family Service of RI

Full-time, Permanent

Bilingual Community Health Worker receives a Sign-on Bonus in the amount of $500 within 6 months of employment!

Essential Functions:

CHW will conduct screenings and individual needs assessments in family homes and other community venues as appropriate. Responsible for engaging clients; implementing screening tools; identifying areas of need; developing action plans; ensuring referrals are made to appropriately matched services; and providing ongoing support and monitoring.

Qualifications:   

  • Community Health Worker Certification required; Bachelor degree preferred.  
  • Ability to complete training and meet all requirements to be certified as a Community Health Worker within the first 6 months of employment.   
  • Spanish bilingual required.   
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable transportation.   
  • Ability to work independently and as an interdependent team member.   
  • Ability to provide services in client’s homes, health clinic, community locations and other agency sites.   
  • Ability to have flexible schedule to include some evenings.   
  • Experience working with young children and their families.   
  • Prior experience in behavioral health and/or crisis intervention preferred.
       

Continuing Education Requirements:   

  • As needed to maintain individual CHW certification and meet RI DOH standards.   
  • Participation in semi-annual and annual employee performance review process including development and review of professional program goals and objectives.   
  • Other trainings as required by Rhode Island Department of Health.    

Physical Requirements:
This position requires residential and community visits, employees in this position must have the ability to:

• Travel to and from clients’ residence, community locations and office site, which could include using walkways, stairs and/or elevators.
• Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
• Ability to communicate effectively.