Community Health Worker, HEZ

$500 Sign On Bonus!
East Bay Community Action Program
Warren HEZ
CHW Certified or within 12 months

Description: East Bay Community Action Program (EBCP) is seeking a part-time 24 hours, Community Health Worker that will collaborate with Warren Health Equity Zone (HEZ), East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), community partners, and residents to provide education and technical assistance on COVID-19 mitigation and recovery strategies, including but not limited to: education on prevention, testing, contact tracing, and isolation supports, as well as outreach and referrals to vaccination sites; compliance with prevention guidelines; distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE); and information and referrals to community resources.

EBCAP is offering a two-step sign-on bonus totaling $500 for external applicants.

The Community Health Worker will provide outreach at community gathering places, events, local spaces, and high-traffic areas where people congregate. Increase collaboration with populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by engaging local influencers to increase awareness, reduce social isolation and strengthen social cohesion.

Guide individuals and families to practice positive, responsible health behaviors through emotional and social support, provide coaching and problem-solving strategies, and monitor and reinforce progress on health behavior goals. Support efforts to expand resources for those socially isolated through referrals to health, behavioral health, and social support services.

Build an inventory of local resources that will help to connect people to needed services and supports, and to identify service systems gaps and barriers.

May provide direct staffing support to EBCAP departments such as the food pantry, Family Center, etc. to meet identified populations where they are. Enter demographic and service data into EBCAP’s client database as assigned.

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate Degree in social science, research, or public health-related field or equivalent work experience in a similar field is preferred.

EBCAP is committed to the safety of our employees and clients during this COVID-19 medical crisis. Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is required. We are currently conducting our interviews remotely and our new hires are attending orientation remotely.

Certification through the RI Certification Board (RICB) as a Community Health Worker (CHW) OR requirements met to sit for CHW certification exam within 12 months preferred. (Requirements include: six months or 1000 hours of paid or volunteer work experience within five years, 50 hours of supervision, 70 hours of education relevant to the domains established by the RICB, portfolio as designated by the RICB, and recertification and continuing education every two years).

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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