Community Health Worker HEZ, Full-Time Temporary $500 Sign-On Bonus

Website EBCAP East Bay Community Action Program

The Community Health Worker is a full-time, 35-hour position, for 35 weeks ending in May, and will collaborate with the East Providence (HEZ), East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), and residents to provide response and recovery to COVID-19 by addressing the social and healthcare needs of the school community. Provide educational opportunities for East Providence residents regarding healthy foods, managing chronic conditions (specifically diabetes), and access to community/EBCAP resources.

Assist with the Food Pantry, Process/transport food donation deliveries, and pick-up. Ensure pantry shelves are stocked with items displayed and distributed timely.

Minimum Required Education:

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. An Associate Degree in social science, research, or public health-related field or equivalent work experience in a similar field is preferred.
Certification through the RI Certification Board (RICB) as a Community Health Worker (CHW) OR requirements met to sit for the CHW certification exam within 12 months preferred. (Requirements include: six months or 1000 hours of paid or volunteer work experience within five years, 50 hours of supervision, 70 hours of education relevant to the domains established by the RICB, portfolio as designated by the RICB, and recertification and continuing education every two years).
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word) required
Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in community engagement and outreach and/or related field preferred
Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds, using proper lifting techniques.

EBCAP is committed to the safety of our employees and clients during this COVID-19 medical crisis. Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination is required. We are currently conducting our interviews remotely and our new hires are attending orientation remotely.

For Full Time Employees Working 35 hours per week, some evenings. EBCAP provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes heavily subsidized medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), supplemental vision insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 3% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & long term disability, generous paid time off that includes vacation/holidays/personal days/sick time, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for center-paid training/CEUs, employee assistance program, and more!

EBCAP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.

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