Community Health Advocate

Family Service of RI
$500 Sign-on Bonus
Full-time 40 hours
Bilingual Spanish Required, including medical Spanish
CHW Certification or within six months


CHA will complete individual needs assessments and care coordination for adults. CHA will also act as primary liaison and medical translator for the integrated behavioral health clinician in the health clinic. CHA will support the Nurse Care Manager in the site as well as conducting transitions of care assessments for high-risk patients. This position will require embedding full-time in a Providence Community Health Center (PCHC) site, that corresponds with the site’s operation and follow all required employment standards to work. The CHA will conduct Social Determinants of Health screenings as well as other clinic screenings as needed. Responsible for engaging clients; implementing screening tools; identify areas of need; develop action plans; ensure referrals are made to appropriately matched service to remove barriers to medical care. Service provision will be at PCHC and other community settings if needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Spanish bilingual required; must pass online course on medical Spanish.
  • Prior experience in primary care and behavioral health and/or crisis intervention preferred.
  • Community Health Worker Certification preferred.
  • Ability to meet all requirements to be certified as a Community Health Worker within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Ability to provide services in primary health care sites and community locations.
  • Ability to train colleagues to provide interventions and support to Primary Care sites with a focus on Population Health and Wellness preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as an interdependent team member.
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to engage various levels of medical providers in a consultative manner preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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

  • Travel to and from community locations and agency sites, which could include using walkways, stairs and/or elevators.
  • Obtain all necessary immunizations since the position requires working in healthcare settings.
  • Obtain CPR Certification.
  • Follow professional dress codes of both FSRI and primary health care sites.
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs.
  • Ability to use Personal Protective Equipment as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Receive a Sign-on Bonus in the amount of $500.00 within 6 months of employment!

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and work life benefits. Only together can we continue to grow and make a difference in our communities. Join our team today!

Family Service of Rhode Island provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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