Davisville Community Health Worker

North Kingstown School Department
CHW Certification Required
Part time, 25-28 hours per week, $19/hour
GED Required, Associate’s Preferred

Job Description:
The North Kingstown School Department is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Community Health Worker position.

Summary/ Description:
The person hired for this position will work directly with residents living in the Northern end of North Kingstown to overcome health disparities and other outcomes arising from individual and community stressors. Focused efforts will be on the connection between NKSD families and schools. Candidates currently living in or with strong connection to the Davisville area of North Kingstown, preferred.
This work will be performed in conjunction with the Washington County Health Equity Zone institution partners and accomplished through a variety of strategies, including:
● Engage NKSD families, school administrators and staff to better understand the needs of families and the role the district can play to support families.
● Assist NKSD families with accessing support for their unique health issues and related challenges.
● Identifying needs among the population and work with public and private agencies to secure resources to fill gaps in services.
● Designing and implementing programming with a focus on health/healthy living.
● Ensuring resources and services are delivered in an effective, efficient and culturally competent manner; and
● Empowering residents to become advocates and helpers in their home schools and community.

Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma/General Equivalency Degree; Associate’s Degree preferred.
Experience coordinating activities, event planning and program development.
Community Health Worker Certification. Training will be provided with potential for
certification in community health.
Technological and/or Technical Skills:
Technological proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Platform.
Communication Skills:
Capability of responding simultaneously to a variety of requests from internal colleagues, of maintaining sensitivity to needs of families and community members, and of ensuring overall satisfaction as a primary objective. Strong communication skills (spoken and written), including excellent phone courtesy.
Planning Skills:
Ability to prioritize needs and respond to requests in an organized manner. Self-starter.
Interpersonal and Problem-solving skills:
Ability to interface with families and members of the public in a helpful, efficient and
professional manner, ability to effectively handle public complaints and issues using an
effective problem solving approach. Ability to maintain complete confidentiality on all
family, school, administrative, and student issues.

Terms of Employment:
Part time, 25-28 hours per week, no benefits. The weekly work schedule includes daytime, evening and weekend hours to accommodate programming. All scheduled hours to be agreed upon and approved by immediate supervisor. *This is a grantfunded position.
For more information, job requirements application instructions and to apply for this position go to: schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3938468