Community Health Worker, Family Leader

Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
Location: Statewide
Start Date: Immediately
Full Time, Permanent

Job Summary:

The Family Leader, Community Health Worker (CHW) is a peer who has experience navigating Rhode Island’s health system for themselves, a family member or through previous employment. The CHW will work collaboratively with RIPIN and the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) to identify the unique needs of Families, and specifically Maternal Child Health. The CHW will work with the Care Transformation Collaborative (CTC) and with the Doula Consultant.  The CHW will help recruit family participants in various governance activities.

Essential Functions:

Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations interested in public health as it relates to Maternal Child Health
Provide insight and input in the development of policies, materials and programs to assure materials, messaging and policies are family-centered and culturally competent
Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures
Maintain timely and accurate records, documentation and reports as required.
Conduct outreach within diverse communities to provide information related to health disparities, Maternal Child Health and health education
Assist in data collection, surveys, assessment and reporting
Actively participate and complete training and professional development activities
Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply

About RIPIN:

RIPIN deploys a peer model to support people with special healthcare and education needs across the whole lifespan. Founded in 1991 by a group of parents of children with special needs, RIPIN continues to be peer-led: a majority of our board and more than three-fourths of our staff are parents or caretakers of loved ones with special needs.  RIPIN’s peer professionals now help more than 45,000 Rhode Islanders every year navigate healthcare, schools, and other support systems.