Full Time Position Available

Job title:          Full Time Community Health Worker – “Be the Change Connecticut” Project.

Reports to:      Program Director

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will play a key role in conducting outreach and education for the “Be the Change” project in eastern Connecticut.  The CHW will be the primary liaison to the target communities and will help build, train and support the “Be the Change” volunteer advocates in eastern CT. The CHW will work with program staff, community partners, stakeholders and others to strengthen HEC’s network and meet project goals and objectives. This position will assist in date collection and compiling specific to evaluation processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of the Health Education Center’s Program Director, the Community Health Worker responsibilities include:

·         Responsible for conducting outreach and education for the project.

·         Work in tandem with the other partnering agencies CHWs

·         Participate in all project-related trainings

·         Recruit and coordinate local/regional volunteer corps of Be the Change advocates.

·         Conduct data collection activities specified by evaluation design.

·         Collect and compile community resources in eastern Connecticut.

·         Other relative duties as assigned by supervisor to support the program and agency.

Work Experience Requirements:

§  Multicultural and/or bilingual capabilities are highly desirable.

§  Strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential.

·         Experience with organizing community events

·         Proficiency with computers and data collection.

·         Drivers’ license, your own transportation for travel throughout eastern Connecticut is a requirement

Educational Requirements:

·         A minimum of two years’ experience as a Community Health Worker.

·         A minimum of a High School diploma; an Associate’s Degree preferred.

·         CHW Connecticut Certification preferred or be willing to become certified within 3 months.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Knowledge of relationships between risk factors and evidence of health problems.

·         Cultural competency skills in working with under-served communities.

·         Knowledge of public health systems and public health promotion.

This is a 3 year, grant funded position and is contingent upon renewed federal funding each year. The annual salary will be funded at $40,580.

If interested in applying submit letter of interest, resume and employment application to info@healtheducenter.org by December 31, 2020 with “HECBCCTCHW” in the subject line of email.