Community Health Worker

Company Name:
MaineGeneral Health
Community Health Worker
Department: Prevention Center
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, occasional evenings
Job Details:
Minimum 1 year experience preferred

The Community Health Worker (CHW) position is responsible for acting as a bridge between health care providers, community services providers and individuals in the community to promote health, reduce disparities and improve service delivery. The Community Health Worker is a trained and trusted public health worker who is respected by the people they serve and applies his/her unique understanding of the experience, socio-economic needs, language and/or culture of the communities served. Having a unique understanding of the populations and the community they serve, CHWs spend 80% of their time doing outreach, health education, and navigation in community settings. CHWs identify barriers to health and advocate for changing service delivery and other strategies to improve community health.
Qualifications/Competencies:
High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) preferred
1 year or more preferred
Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications.
Must be self-directed and have strong verbal and oral communication skills.
Member of Waterville area community preferred.

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