Community Health Worker (Community Schools)

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Community Health Workers (CHW’s) play a crucial role in promoting and supporting the health of individuals, families, and communities. They are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have close understanding of the communities they serve. This relationship allows them to link patients and families with school, health, social and community services, to facilitate access to services, and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs build trusting relationships with their clients and help to conduct assessments, make referrals, offer health education, navigate complicated systems, and advocate for client’s needs.

The school-based CHW will primarily be working in the community within targeted Elementary Schools. CHW’s will work closely with School administration and staff, Health Department personnel, medical providers, primary care teams, and other agencies to improve connections to health care and social services for families. CHWs will work to improve access to community resources that strengthen linkages among the medical home, school home, and neighborhood home environments.


Education: High School Diploma, GED or HiSET required.

Experience: Any combination of 2 years health/social services experience and/or education preferred.

Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation
Background check
Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish, Dari/Pashtu, Nepalese, Arabic, Swahili, and/or Portuguese

Roles and Responsibilities:

-Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach and education, in community-based settings, such as homes, schools, clinics, shelters, local businesses and community centers.
-Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach and education, in community-based settings, such as homes, schools, clinics, shelters, local businesses and community centers.
-Assists in identifying and engaging students and families who would benefit from support in the school setting.
-Conducts comprehensive screening/assessment activities including health status, health risks and social needs factors.
-Facilitates communication and coordinates services between the students, families and school.
-Attends school meetings, arranges for interpretation or transportation services as necessary to assure mutual access and understanding.
-Helps students and families in utilizing resources and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible.
-Connects students and families with preventative healthcare services, including obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, and overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services.
-Conducts home visits, as necessary/requested, to reach vulnerable students and families.
-Provides ongoing follow-up, motivational interviewing, coaching and goal setting with students/families.
-Bridges and/or culturally mediates between individuals, schools, communities and health and human services, to actively build individual and community capacity.
-Establishes positive, supportive relationships with students and families, including participation in community/school-based events.
-Builds and maintains positive working relationships with the school team and serves as a resource for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to students and families.
-Documents activities and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
-Utilizes existing and new systems of coordination, to ensure the students and families are receiving the appropriate care and referrals to necessary services/providers.
-Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided.

Benefits We Offer to Our Employees:

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B with Company Match, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance, Continuing Education Opportunities and more!

Amoskeag Health has a policy requiring proof of full vaccinations per CDC guidelines, including both COVID 19/Booster and annual influenza.  Staff may request a reasonable accommodation for a religious or medical exemption from these policies, but such a request is not a guarantee that the accommodation can be made.

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