Community Health Worker - Healthy Community Coalition

  • MaineHealth
  • Farmington, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Education

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • Community Health Workers (CHW) are both respected members of the communities they serve and key members of the health care team. CHWs positively impact the health of our patient populations through addressing the social, medical and community problems that may contribute to poor health. The CHW will assist patients to access health resources/services, support disease self-management and will assist in the coordination of culturally appropriate care and services for our patient populations. 
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
    • License/Certifications: Valid Maine Driver’s License
    • Experience: 2 years' working in a social service or health care setting or equivalent educational setting preferred.
    • Must be a resident of the community being served with good knowledge of the resources of their community.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Fluency (verbal and written) in specified language.
    • Experience in outreach, customer service, social service, or a related field preferred.
    • Ability to carry out written and oral instructions.
    • Ability to exercise judgement in the application of professional services.
    • Comfortable with home visits and community or targeted outreach to patients who share a common background (life experience, socioeconomic status) with the candidate.
Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.