East Bay Community Action Program
30 hours/ week
CHW Certification Preferred
Description: East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking a Full-time (30 hours per week) Family Navigator, to service the Middletown Child Opportunity Zone (COZ), this is a one-year grant-funded position.
Identify, engage, outreach, and provide social service/health navigation to the target population in the community served, to promote participation in maternal/early childhood programming and support school readiness and healthy family functioning.
Complete EBCAP’s comprehensive Family Assessment tool to identify individual/family needs. Collaborate to solidify goals, determine a case plan, provide internal and external referrals, and track progress.
Assist in developing a resource directory of organizations that can support families in the assigned community.
Coordinate and strengthen the resource capacity within the assigned community to serve expectant parents and families with young children by conducting community outreach; recruiting for maternal/early childhood programming; and providing navigation services to support school readiness and the overall health and wellness of children and families. Assist HEZ Director/MCOZ Manager in building school/community/state collaborations. Support the implementation of family education/play and learn groups and enrichment activities as assigned. Responsible for data collection and assisting in the evaluation of assigned grants.
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.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION:
The Family Navigator will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or a related field preferred. Current certification as a Community Health Worker is strongly preferred. If not currently certified, an individual must be willing to pursue certification.
CHW certification requires:
- A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate’s Degree in a social science, research, or public health-related field or equivalent work experience in a similar field is preferred.
- Certification through the RI Certification Board (RICB) as a Community Health Worker (CHW) OR requirements met to sit for the 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).
- Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word) required
- Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in community engagement and outreach and/or related field preferred
Community residents and/or persons with lived experience of accessing maternal/early childhood services are preferred. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural representing the population served as a plus.
For Full-Time Employees Working 30-40 hours per week, EBCAP also provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes heavily subsidized medical and dental insurance plans (currently BCBSRI), supplemental vision insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 3% of company matching 403(b) retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & long term disability, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days/sick time, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEUs, employee assistance program, and more!
EBCAP is an equal-opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.