Community Health Worker - Washington County, Utah

April 25, 2022

Have you ever helped a family member or friend receive healthcare services? Do your neighbors or friends come to you for help? Are there things harming your community you feel passionate about changing? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," this might be the job opportunity for you.

Position Description: CHWs are trusted, knowledgeable frontline health personnel who typically come from the communities they serve. CHWs bridge cultural and linguistic barriers, expand access to coverage and care, and improve health outcomes.

CHW responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Supporting community partnerships, in coordination with team members, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the community by serving as an advocate to improve health and social outcomes
  • Establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families to help them become more engaged in their health
  • Conducting intake interviews with patients utilizing motivational interviewing and health coaching, and enrolling and/or referring patients into applicable health and community resources
  • Following-up with patients via phone calls, home visits, and visits to other settings where patients can be found
  • Working closely with clinical teams to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Presenting cases to clinical teams professionally, clearly, and concisely
  • Documenting patient activities and outcomes in appropriate databases (documenting across several platforms is a large and time consuming responsibility of this role)
  • Participating in community and professional events as requested
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to AmeriCorps members around the CHW role and case load in assigned geographical area
  • Attending team meetings as assigned to discuss progress, successes, and challenges
  • Training new CHWs, including creating training and presentation materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be considered for the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with documenting and data reporting
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with patients and program stakeholders
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the target community
  • Willingness to be present on-site in clinical and community spaces
  • Willingness to conduct home visits
  • Good communication skills such as listening, speaking, and writing
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to patients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Willingness to take initiative and be pro-active in daily work
  • Experience working within community partnerships preferred
  • Experience working as a Community Health Worker, or within a similar capacity, for at least one year preferred
  • In order to be qualified for employment at AUCH, individuals must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption.

Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, life and disability insurance, flex spending plan, and retirement plan (Simplified Employee Pension or SEP).

A background check will be conducted on all potential candidates.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Ixchel Rangel at Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.