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.
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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