Community Health Worker/Community Referral Specialist
Care New England Health System - Administration Job ID: 09495-95223-40D
Community Health Workers focus on improving health where clients live, work, learn and play. They may provide navigational, case management, and home- or community-based services. Under the supervision and guidance of the Screening and Navigation Lead (SNL), the Community Health Worker (CHW)/Community Referral Specialist is responsible for performing referral and navigation services and for facilitating community service access for one or more clinical delivery sites as part of Community Compass RI (the Integra CMS Accountable Health Communities Partnership). Additionally, the CHW/Community Referral Specialist assists the SN Lead in providing supervision to HRSN Screening and Referral Volunteers/Interns.
We seek individuals with knowledge of the challenges faced by low-income Rhode Islanders, and commitment to addressing them. High School Diploma required or GED equivalent required. Aptitude for assisting individuals with unmet health-related social needs as evidenced by experience or education in community health, case management, volunteer or related education and experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and a strong desire to help others. Ability to assist diverse individuals, work independently, and develop a knowledge of statewide community service providers and programs. Good organizational and time management skills. Ability to learn electronic client record systems. Ability to speak a second language, Spanish preferred. All Community Referral Specialists will hold current and valid RICB Community Health Worker Certification (CCHW), or work towards and attain certification as part of their duties during the first year of employment. All Community Health Worker Community Referral Specialists will be employed and trained through CNE’s Community Health Worker Registered Apprenticeship program, which includes and requires comprehensive on-the-job learning and classroom instruction. CHWs completing their Registered Apprenticeship will be expected to take specified continuing education classes. Must possess a valid, current state issued driver’s license, have reliable transportation and proof of current auto insurance required.