Community Health Worker

Coastal Medical / Lifespan
Certification Required or Within first year
Hiring for 2 Openings!

The Position: We are currently in search of a Community Health Worker. The Community Health Worker’s main responsibility includes providing navigational and community-based assistance to members of the community and serves as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

  • This is an hourly, full time position with a schedule of 40 weekly hours, Monday through Friday.
  • This position is located at our Corporate Office in Providence, RI.
  • State-wide travel and operation of personal motor vehicle
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, clear driving record and proof of auto insurance
  • Employee parking is provided.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides peer outreach and navigational services to members of the community who may not be cared for by traditional medical institutions
  • Collaborates with multiple community-based providers to establish connections with resources to maximize patient health outcomes
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of community-based organizations, external resource availability, and eligibility guidelines
  • Conducts assessments with patients in the community with a focus on triage and support on identified with social determinates of health (SDOH) or substance use disorder (SUD) needs to coordinate and track referrals to community-based organizations (CBO)
  • Operates in a supportive role within an interdisciplinary health care team utilizing an integrated care model
  • Coordinates transportation eligibility, scheduling, and other logistics for appropriate Medicaid patients


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience providing information, education, intervention and/or referral services to culturally diverse populations
  • Additional training in the medical field with a social service background or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work
  • Community Health Worker or Peer Recovery Specialist certification in Rhode Island
    • Certification may be obtained within one year of employment
  • Any combination of education and experience that is substantially equivalent is also acceptable

Why You Should Apply:

  • We operate in a collaborative environment and strongly encourage and promote employee growth and development.
  • Coastal offers a wide range of training opportunities including our own Leadership Academies as well as other well-known programs such as Crucial Conversations and Clifton Strengths.

How to Apply: