University of Washington School of Public Health
Community Health Worker I - Global to Local
Closing Date: October 15, 2017
Posted: September 15, 2017
Position Announcement – Community Health Worker I
Global to Local is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build on best practices from around the world to engage communities and institutions in a culture of health equity. We use innovative, holistic, and community-driven solutions to improve health outcomes for residents of South King County. Since launching in 2010, we’ve served more than 12,000 people in SeaTac and Tukwila.
About the Job
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide health-related services to Section 8 voucher-holder holders in the SeaTac and Tukwila area. The Community Health Worker (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. A successful CHW will demonstrate an understanding of the community’s needs; comfort with fostering partnerships; and a passion for improving the local community.
What You’ll Do
- Provide various health services and activities including but not limited to physical activity classes, nutrition education, health literacy, health insurance enrollment, and access to primary care.
- Conduct participant recruitment and outreach at various Section 8 housing sites in the SeaTac and Tukwila area and through community events.
- Provide case management/employ motivational interviewing strategies for health promotion and behavior change; Provide support and follow-up on project-related behaviors and outcomes. Provide referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate.
- Liaise with partner organization, HealthPoint CHC, to bridge patient-provider gap.
- Implement, collect, and report on project-related outcomes and participant information. Support CHW program manager with program activities such as gathering data for participant goal tracking.
- Recruit, motivate, and manage community volunteers to support G2L activities. Identify potential leaders in the community and work with CHWs to support leadership development.
- Advocate for the needs of the community and work with G2L staff to inform issues around advocacy.
- Other duties as assigned.
Who We’re Looking For
G2L is dedicated to an equitable hiring process and recognizes the value of all forms of education and experience. As such, we encourage qualified applicants to apply regardless of informal or formal education.
- Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience doing outreach and engagement within native-born African American communities, particularly in South King County.
- Please have 1-2 years’ experience working with underserved, diverse, and marginalized populations.
- You need to have a valid, insurable driver’s license and be able to safely drive a company car.
- Basic level experience with MS Office products (Outlook, MS Word, Excel) and ability to learn some basic data-entry skills for our database.
Compensation & Benefits
The pay range for this job is $16.50 to $19.50 per hour. Global to Local has some great benefits, like:
- 97% of the employee’s cost for health and dental insurance is paid by the company. Coverage is available for dependents at your own cost.
- We make a 1:1 match to your IRA contributions up to 3% of your salary.
- Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability are provided at no cost to the employee.
- 10 paid holidays per calendar year, and PTO starting at 17 days per year.
Reports To: CHW Program Manager
Classification: Regular, Non-Exempt
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk and hear. This job is rated for light work, requiring the ability to lift or move up to 25 lbs. on occasion. Close visual acuity to perform activities such as reading and viewing a computer terminal are required. This position requires frequent travel within South King County. The employee is required to possess an insurable driver license and must be able to safely operate a company-owned vehicle for the purposes of transporting clients and materials.
Criminal Background Check
Because this position involves unsupervised contact with members of the community, potentially including children and vulnerable adults, a candidate for hire into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check before a final offer of employment will be made. A list of convictions that may disqualify a candidate for this position is available at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with ‘CHW Application’ in the subject line. No calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.
Selected applicants will be asked to participate in the following steps:
1) Phone screening with G2L staff member
2) In-Person Interview at G2L office with interview panel (three G2L staff members)
3) Follow-up interview
Global to Local does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, marital status, military status, status as a veteran, or any other class protected in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodation during the application process are available to individuals with disabilities upon request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org