The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health
worker who is a trusted member of and/or has strong ties and a
close understanding of the community served. This trusting
relationship enables the CHW to serve as a
liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the
community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality
and cultural competence of service delivery.
A CHW builds individual and community capacity by increasing
health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities
such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social
support and advocacy.
The CHW will support the department in fulfilling the following
community health goals: decrease avoidable hospital utilization;
improve overall health through strategic partnerships, particularly
with those addressing social determinants of health, and strengthen
integration and linkages by wrapping community health programs and
services around defined populations, services of the Network and
Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross
Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
* Comprehensive knowledge of the local community.
* High school graduate or GED required.
* Certified Community Health Worker, preferred.
* Minimum of two years' community involvement experience (i.e.,
community health worker, volunteer for community-based
organization, outreach worker, community navigator, etc.)
* Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and
small group situations to clients, and other employees of the
* Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and to hear or
communicate with target population, medical and social service
professionals, colleagues, and peers.
* Ability to inspire and motive others.
* Motivational interviewing skills, preferred.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word,
PowerPoint and Excel
* Bi-lingual skills to work with patients in their native
language are preferred.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds
of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently
or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,
including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of
the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required
only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual
acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data
and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive
reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts,
and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using
measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at
distances close to the eyes.
Environmental Conditions: None. The worker is not substantially
exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical
office or administrative work.) Must have access to transportation
to visit the multiple worksites/locations.
Reports to the manager of Health Equity
Under the explicit direction of the manager of health equity is
expected to work independently in accordance with the strategic
plan, policies, procedures, performance expectations, and standards
Responsible for reporting and identifying all safety hazards,
safety violations, and safety-related incidents to the director and
/or safety office or chair of the hospital safety committee.
Responsible for strictly adhering to safe work practices, as noted
in hospital safety policies and applicable Federal, State, agency
and safety-related requirements and regulations.
Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without
regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.