Community Health Worker

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East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking one full time Community Health Worker for our Health Center located at 6 John Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI. The Community Health Worker will work in partnership with members of a multidisciplinary team comprised of health staff, behavioral health master level clinicians and primary care staff. This team will promote patient-centered care by screening to identify alcohol and substance abuse issues. The successful candidate will access patients dealing with complex medical, behavioral health and/or substance abuse who require a more intensive home and community-based intervention by offering intervention, resources and referrals, support, care coordination and ongoing case management.

Due to the importance of this health team to our Community, EBCAP is offering a sign on bonus of $600.00.

The candidates must be committed to providing behavioral health care coordination and disease management education and work collaboratively with medical staff and community service partners.

The successful candidate must have either a minimum of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a social science, research or public health-related field. The candidate must be certified through the RI Certification Board (RICB) as a Community Health Worker or they must meet the requirements to sit for the CHW certification examination within six months. They must have a minimum of one year work experience in substance abuse setting, health coaching, motivational interviewing and/or related field. The selected candidate will receive training in NextGen which is EBCAP’s electronic medical record. Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus, however, not required.

For Full Time Employees Working 30 – 40 hours per week, 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

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

To apply for this job please visit ebcap.clearcompany.com.