CHW Senior Health Insurance Program

East Bay Community Action Program
East Providence, RI
Full Time, Permanent
CHW Certification Preferred or within 6 months

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) has an immediate opening for a full-time Community Health Worker for State Health Assistance Program (SHIP) program at our location at 100 Bullocks Point, East Providence, RI.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will coordinate all day-to-day activities to execute the Integrated  Senior Health Insurance Program and will address the unique needs of Medicare beneficiaries, with a specific focus on the mitigation of and recovery from COVID-19, as well as education on the choices and options available for comprehensive Medicare coverage. Provide culturally accessible information to promote COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and boosters; assist with connecting Medicare beneficiaries to resources that will promote successful community living and prevent hospitalizations, and provide health insurance and other benefits navigation. The CHW will provide services in community-based settings to enhance accessibility to resources, and to provide outreach and education of EBCAP and SHIP services at community gathering places frequented by Medicare beneficiaries (e.g. senior centers, housing sites, and homebound seniors), events, testing sites, religious organizations, workplaces, sports activities, and other local spaces and high-traffic areas where people congregate.

In addition to COVID 19 mitigation strategies, educate and counsel Medicare beneficiaries regarding Medicare choices, options etc.  Assist community members with Food Pantry assessments, completing SNAP, LIHEAP, WIC, health education and wellness programs, and other social program applications. Cultivate and maintain relationships with organizations that assist elders and/or disabled individuals.

This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Previous equivalent work experience in a similar field is preferred.  Annual SHIP Counselor certification is required. Current certification through the RI Certification Board (RICB) as a Community Health Worker (CHW) or certification within six months of hire is required.

EBCAP is committed to the safety of our employees and clients during this COVID-19 medical crisis. We are currently conducting our interviews remotely. Our new hires are attending orientation and program-specific orientations remotely, and proof of Covid-19 vaccinations is required.

For Full-Time Employees Working 30 – 40 hours per week, EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes heavily subsidized medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), supplemental vision insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & long term disability, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days/sick time mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEU’s, and employee assistance program.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program.

EBCAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.

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