BUILDING A WORKFORCE

Bilingual Community Health Worker(s)

Title: Bi-Lingual Community Health Worker (2 positions)

Federal Hill House
Program: Central Providence Health Aging Network
Department: Adult and Aging Programs


Summary:


Federal Hill House is a nonprofit organization in Providence, Rhode Island that helps strengthen family and
community life through education, opportunities, and support for our neighbors, at every stage of life. We are
seeking two bi-lingual Community Health Workers: one focused on older adult populations as part of the Central
Providence Healthy Aging Network, and a second working out of FHH’s two food pantries and with families in
our youth programs.
The Central Providence Healthy Aging Network (CP-HAN) is a partnership with ONE Neighborhood
Builders that helps aging adults remain living in their community with a high quality of life through the
coordination and expansion of community support. CP-HAN serves as an interdisciplinary home for a broad
range of community supports, including transportation, community engagement, health and wellness, access to
healthy foods and home repairs.
Federal Hill House’s Olneyville Food Center and Swiss Street Food Pantry serve more than 1,000 households
per month. Many guests and their families have needs beyond food assistance, and it will be the role of the bilingual CHW to support them in meeting those needs (health, housing, employment, financial assistance, support
for children, referrals, etc.)


Job Description Overview:


Bi-lingual Community Health Worker(s) will be responsible for community outreach, partnership development,
and volunteer recruitment for support services provided through CPV. S/he will participate in Community Health
Worker training and will support and connect CPV members with needed health services.
These are full-time positions that report to the Director of Adult & Aging Services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Health Worker:
● Attend up to 144 hours of community health worker (CHW) training, with the opportunity to receive
CHW certifications
● The CHW will be responsible for meeting the on-the job competencies, assessed by his/her supervisor
● Upon completion of the training requirements and competencies, CHWs receive a certificate of
Apprenticeship Completion which is a nationally recognized credential
● Work to improve the health and well-being of aging adults by connecting them to health and social
services, providing social support, and helping them to advocate for their health needs, including:
referring seniors to evidence-based Fall Prevention, Chronic Disease Self-Management and Chronic Pain
Self-Management programs; providing home and wellness visits as needed; offering peer support and or
medical escort services
● Join the Health Equity Zone CHW cohort’s monthly meetings to obtain professional development and
peer support
● Engage in community building efforts to improve the safety of the neighborhoods that they serve, and to
help seniors come together to advocate for their housing rights
● Engage residents in existing and upcoming community development plans.
Program Development:
● Recruit volunteers ages 55+ to aid in senior networking programs
● Conduct outreach to ensure members are enrolled in the CPHAN Network, and that members reflect the
ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of the project’s neighborhood
● Create activities and collaborate with community partners to promote senior health and wellness within
food pantries and senior meal site
● Attend Meal on Wheels cafe site managers meetings, trainings and events
● Organization transportation to events and activities for seniors
Program Support/ Administrative / Other:
● Maintain program data and submit all required reports using on-line databases
● Collaborate with supervisor and colleagues on resources to provide to senior participants
● Attend agency meetings / trainings as requested
● Work under limited supervision, use professional knowledge and experience in making decisions and
assessment, and ensure adherence to grant goals and objectives
● Manage files and data for outcomes and evaluation reporting, as well as using Microsoft Office and Excel
● Set priorities and manage time to ensure the optimum use of all resources
● Other duties as assigned
Hours:
35 hours per week with occasional required attendance at after-hours meetings and events.
Requirements:
● High School diploma required; Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Health,
Education, or related field strongly preferred
● High level of interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
● Compassionate, empathetic, respectful and logistical
● Respectful, sensitive, and non-judgmental towards individuals who may suffer traumas and/or disabilities
● Ability to convey complex information in a clear and understandable manner
● Organizational skills to include managing multiple activities; ability to prioritize projects of varying
complexities: ability to meet required timelines
● Ability to effectively work independently and in collaboration with multiple staff and programs
● Ability to lift up to 20lbs
● Experience working with and outreaching to diverse populations
● Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in English and Spanish required


Application Information:


Please submit cover letter and resume to Allori Fernandes at afernandes@federalhillhouse.org