Community Health Workers - Various Locations

November 21, 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 Title: Community Health Worker (CHW)

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 CHS Project Manager, 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 in a timely manner
  • Following-up with patients via phone calls, texts, email, standard mail
  • Conducting regular home, clinic, and community visits across Salt Lake, Davis, and parts of Utah county, is required – visits are not limited to the above locations and may include other places where patients can be found
  • Coordinating with non-medical agencies to address patient’s social needs
  • Working closely with clinical teams to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Educating patient about proper utilization of medical services
  • Presenting cases to clinical teams professionally, clearly, and concisely
  • Maintaining a caseload of 30+ cases
  • Documenting patient activities and outcomes in appropriate databases (documenting across several platforms is a large and time-consuming responsibility of this role)
  • Working with a distributed team remotely and with varying days in the office (this is subject to change to full time in person)
  • Participating in community and professional events as requested
  • Attending team meetings as assigned to discuss progress, successes, and challenges

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

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience working within community partnerships preferred
  • Experience working as a Community Health Worker, or within a similar capacity, for at least two years preferred
  • Written and oral fluency in English; other language capabilities desired
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of outlook, teams, email, and internet access
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must be vaccinated Against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption

To Apply please submit your cover letter and resume to Alesha Davis adavis@auch.org