Community Health Worker

Connecting for Children and Families, Inc.
Location: Woonsocket
Salary: $18-22 per hour
Resident of Woonsocket or Northern RI
Full Time, Permanent
CHW Certification Required

Job Description
Job summary: The Community Health Worker (CHW) will build trusting relationships with clients and connect those clients to care, eliminating barriers and advocating for system changes with a focus on the social determinants of health. The CHW will work collaboratively to address interrelated social, education and human service needs in an environment that respects and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Requirements:
•       Certified as a Community Health Worker
•       Interpersonal and relationship- building skills
•       A resident of Woonsocket or Norther RI
•       Cultural competency
•       Advocacy and capacity building experience
•       Facilitation and Motivational Interviewing experience
•       Open and honest communicator
•       Ability to work with and support residents from a strength based approach
Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Engage in all RIDOH CHWARI activities and other trainings.
•       Build trusting relationships with clients and connect those clients to care.
•       Eliminating barriers and advocate for systemic changes.
•       Assist clients in their homes and in the community and/or clinic setting.
•       Communicate to clients the purposes of a particular program/service and the impact it may have on their wellbeing.
•       Help clients identify the socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and work to develop health/social management plans and goals accordingly.
•       Document all client encounters and contacts made on clients’ behalf.
•       Complete monthly reports.
•       Maintain interface with UniteRI to document client activities, service plans, and outcomes.
•       Coach clients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care.
•       Assist clients in understanding care plans and instructions.
•       Motivate clients to be active and engaged participants in their health and overall wellbeing.
•       Support clients in accessing health-related services (e.g., obtaining and using a medical home, overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and/or social services).
•       Provide support and advocacy during initial medical visits and as needed to ensure clients’ medical needs met and required referrals are made.
•       Follow up with both clients and providers regarding health/social services plans.
•       Facilitate communication and coordinate services between providers and clients.
•       Coordinate and monitor services, including comprehensive tracking of clients’ compliance in relation to care plan objectives.
•       Travel to client homes, community locations, various agencies, and other outreach destinations.

How to Apply

If this work sounds exciting to you and your interested in applying, please send a cover letter, (telling us why you are interested and what experience you have that would help you succeed in this position) and a resume to Nikki Santos at