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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND INTERNSHIPS

Please send any CHW job postings you would like us to share on this website to Jackie Toledo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will do our best to post your job postings as soon as possible. 

Posted April 26, 2017

CHW - Boston

The PCORI Integrated Smoking Cessation Project is run by Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine, Bay Cove Human Services, Inc, and Vinfen Corp. The CHW will apply through and be an employee of Bay Cove or Vinfen and work under the supervision of the Project Manager, and in collaboration with the Co-Principal Investigators. The CHW will provide home-based outreach to engage study participants with serious mental illness (SMI) in identifying and prioritizing their own individual health goals and assist participants in accessing appropriate healthcare and supports regarding their identified health goals.   The CHW will work in partnership with study participants who smoke using a motivational enhancement approach to engage participants in discussions about their reasons for smoking, to correct misperceptions, and to educate participants about the health risks of smoking and the benefits of and feasibility of smoking cessation. If a study subject chooses to make smoking cessation a goal, the CHW will introduce participants to evidence based smoking cessation tools and support smokers who undertake a quit attempt, including accompanying them to primary care providers (PCP) appointments and behavioral support smoking cessation groups.  The CHW will collaborate with PCORI Investigators, behavioral support group leaders, participants’ PCPs, pharmacists, and rehabilitation support teams in an effort to improve care coordination and health status for participants who undertake a quit attempt. The CHW may also co-lead smoking cessation groups.  To learn more about this position, view full job description HERE.  To apply, please contact Sally Reyering, M.D., Co-Principal Investigator, PCORI Integrated Smoking Cessation Project, Mental Health Services, Bay Cove Human Services, 66 Canal St.
Boston, MA 02114, (617) 788-1743

Posted March 30, 2017

CHW - Boston

BeingWell, the complex care management program in BMC Adult Primary Care, is recruiting for a new community health worker. The new CHW will join our team of CHWs, RNs and NPs to support some of our clinic's highest-risk and highest-cost patients with issues related to social determinants of health, care coordination and chronic disease self-management. We are very excited about our program and in particular we are looking forward to continuing to develop the CHW role in collaboration with efforts across the hospital.  The job is posted on the BMC website, as requisition 3923, or candidates can email directly at:  Christine Pace, MD, MSc, Associate Medical Director, General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You may also view job description attached HERE.

 

Posted March 10, 2017

Community Health Educator - Boston

The Family Van has a long history of helping people improve their health by making care convenient.  We are looking for a Bilingual (Spanish & English) Community Health Educator (10-15 hrs. a week) to work with our team to provide health education, screenings, and outreach including events, and workshops.  You should be experienced in doing vital signs like blood pressure, and understand how to coach people in self-management techniques.  Must have experience in community outreach, patient navigation and advocacy.  Must speak and write English, Spanish proficiently.  Come work with us to put wellness within reach.

To apply, send cover letter and resume with the subject line –CHW to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  No phone calls, please.

 

Posted March 6, 2017

Public Health Coordinator - North Suffolk

The North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative (NSPHC) seeks candidates for the position of Public Health Coordinator (the “Coordinator”). The Coordinator will manage the activities of the NSPHC, which aims to enhance public health programming and improve public health outcomes in the Cities of Revere and Chelsea, and the Town of Winthrop. The key activities of the NSPHC will include: [click HERE for full job description and details].

Application information:
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Greater Boston’s Regional Planning Agency, is coordinating the search for the Collaborative Coordinator on behalf of the NSPHC.  Applications for this position should include a cover letter and resume. These should be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , the Municipal Services Specialist at MAPC. If you have questions about the position, the Collaborative and the application process, you can reach Greg at (617) 451-0769.

 

Posted February 24, 2017

Bilingual Case Manager – Pittsfield

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC) is to assist individuals and families from more than 80 countries in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but by helping them to become active participants in our community, as well as assist them in navigating the complex U.S. Immigration system.  The Bilingual Case Manager must be fluent in Spanish.  The position is based in Pittsfield, MA, and is 20 hours a week with potential for full-time in the future. Quality training on immigration procedures and relevant legislation provided; long-term commitment sought.

Responsibilities:
•    Assess client’s immigration and resettlement needs
•    Make referrals and assist clients access necessary services
•    Manage data collection/prepare reports and ensure confidentiality
•    Present talks, arrange special events and lead workshops on immigration
•    Represent BIC at community fairs and special events
•    Attend training on immigration procedures and legislation
•    Perform community outreach and disseminate information about BIC to human service agencies, the private sector, churches and schools.

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree or higher
•    Native-language fluency in Spanish
•    Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to BIC’s mission
•    Able to Multitask and prioritize
•    Able to participate in collaborative work
•    Demonstrated high level of self-direction and results-oriented
•    Prior immigration or legal experience a plus

Please submit cover letter and resume to Hilary Greene, Executive Director of BIC, 88 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Interviews begin in March and position will remain open until filled.

 

Posted February 24, 2017

Childbirth Educator - Boston
 
The Boston Medical Center Childbirth Department is searching for a childbirth educator with marketing experience to increase census, improve data collection and improve patient childbirth experience. One would be responsible for coordination of community-based Childbirth Education instruction to meet the overall goal of increasing attendance and improve access, including the non-English speaking population.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Current CBE certification or ability to become certified within 6 months of hire.

EXPERIENCE
Prefer, at least 3 years’ experience working with underserved, multicultural families required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
•    Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
•    Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus.
•    Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations
•    Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family.
•    Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, prioritize essential tasks and keep written documentation.
•    Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information
•    Proficient with standard Microsoft programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers.

For more information, please go to www.bmc.org and click the About Us tab, then the Career tab. Type in childbirth education under search job.  You may also contact Annie Massed, CNM, MPH, Midwives at Boston Medical Center, Childbirth Director, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Posted February 10, 2017

Complex Patient Health Navigator - Boston

The complex patient navigator supports patients receiving care at Brookside Community Health Centers and Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center supporting the most high risk patients, identified by providers to adhere to key components of their health care.  As a member of an interdisciplinary team of providers and health care workers, the navigator strives to address individual, institutional and community level barriers associated with access to care as part of an evidence-based practice with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes. 

Read full details about this position by following link HERE.  To learn more, you may contact Maisha Douyon Cover, Director, Health Equity Programs, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, (p)617.582.0188  (f)617.582.0190, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Posted February 10, 2017

CHW - Boston

The per diem CHW will support a novel care delivery project for hospitalized adults where, as a substitute to standard hospital admission, patients can return home with access to highly specialized acute-care services.

Based in the emergency department at the main campus and Faulkner Hospital (available via shuttle), the CHW will follow patients via medical record, assist with patient enrollment, using Spanish and/or English engage with patients to provide consent information, and follow up with both hospitalized and post discharge patients via telephone to administer surveys. The CHW will make home visits as well and along with the clinician assess the home barriers and develop systems within the patients’ environment to promote management of their care. A vehicle with current insurance and a valid driver’s license in good standing is preferred for home visits.

Ability to provide coverage through the dinner hour (evenings) and weekends is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

This is a 16-40 hours per week position depending on incumbent’s availability and is expected to run approximately 28 weeks. Planned launch date is March 2017 with training starting in March. The weekly schedule will be determined by the Principal Investigator.

To learn more about this position and to apply, please follow link:  https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3033850&lang=en#.WFqQ-b9lCy4.email

 

Posted January 27, 2017

Client Navigators - Boston & Worcester

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is hiring our second round of part-time Client Navigators for the Language Access Program. This is a very part-time position in which Client Navigators work together with our full time Client Advocates to provide emotional support and language assistance to clients, as well as accompany clients to appointments at outside agencies such as housing offices, DTA, career centers, etc. This year, we are hiring for Korean and Cantonese in Boston, and Vietnamese and Nepali in Worcester. To learn more yu may view recruitment flyer and job description HERE.  If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact Monique at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (617) 338-2350 x232.

 

Posted January 9, 2017

CHW Positions X3 - Boston

The Boston Center for Independent Living is searching for three CHW positions:

  • Nursing Home Transition Advocate
    Position Summary:  Provides outreach to staff and patients at nursing homes, rehabs and other long term settings.  Provides peer mentoring, skills training, information & referral, service coordination, advocacy and other supportive services to people with disabilities.  Helps individuals develop self-advocacy skills and works on systematic advocacy issues. Reports to the Director of Community Integration.
  • Independent Living/Long Term Supports and Services Coordinator
    Position Summary:  Will assist people with disabilities enrolled in the new health plans for people on Medicaid and Medicare to identify and acquire services to maximize their independence and health status. Will provide coordination of Long Term Supports and Services for health plan enrollees, working with the consumer as a full member of his or her Interdisciplinary Care Team, though representing BCIL at all times.
  • Youth Transition Advocate
    Position Summary:  This position is responsible for providing peer mentoring, information and referral, advocacy, skills training and other supportive services to young adults with disabilities through our Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) and Adult Direct Services. The Youth Transition Advocate participates in transition planning to help young adults with disabilities plan for life after high school, enter the adult human services system, and live independently. Developing peer relationships with young adults with disabilities involved in BCIL’s programs is essential. The Youth Transition Advocate will be responsible for working with consumers individually as well as facilitating groups. This position reports to the Director of Services and will be assigned to work with older or younger consumers as appropriate.

Please note that people with disabilities are very highly encouraged to apply!  To learn more about these positions and to apply, please visit www.bostoncil.org.  For more information, you may contact Nassira Nicola, Director of Community Integration, Boston Center for Independent Living, 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, 617-338-6665 (voice) 617-338-6662 (TTY), 617-338-6661 (fax), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted November 22, 2016

Navigator - Fall River

The SSTAR Family HealthCare Center is seeking a bilingual (Spanish preferred) CHW to fill the position of a Navigator through its Health Access Program. 

Specific responsibilities include:

Attend meetings & trainings on healthcare reform (MTF)Logging all applications in monthly log (Excel)
Assist individuals with process of applying for insurance (Sliding Fee, MassHealth, etc.)
Maintain reporting for monthly reports and statistics.
Awareness of state and private insurances.
Knowledge to use Virtual Gateway for WIC & Food stamps referrals, verify eligibility and Connector accounts for submitting MassHealth applications.
Awareness of community resources to refer for basic needs like food, clothing and housing.
Knowledge of EMR system to document income verifications (sliding fee).
Represent SSTAR at meetings.
Update outreach materials.
Other duties as required.

To learn more information, you may view full job description HERE, or contact Keisha DeJesus, SSTAR Family HealthCare Center, 400 Stanley Street, Fall River, MA 02720, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; (508) 675-1054 ext. 6501

 

Posted November 21, 2016

Bilingual recovery coach (Spanish) - Boston

Brigham and Women’s is recruiting a bilingual recovery coach (RC) (Spanish) to provide peer recovery support services to patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and will assist patients in achieving sustained recovery.  This position will facilitate patient access to recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment, resources, and community recovery groups.  The RC will bridge the segregated treatment system into a more holistic care model through providing support across multiple systems and frameworks of care.  This position will maintain ongoing patient support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, problem-solver, and advocate for patients with substance use disorders.  The RC should possess thorough understanding of community culture to address the barriers to successful recovery, better tailor health messages, and provide links to community resources and treatment options.

To learn more about this position, view full job description HERE, or contact Lisa-Marie Louison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You may also apply directly using the following link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3023007&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WA5Fc5_Xozw.mailto

 

Posted November 10, 2016

Community Health Worker - Boston

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary home health care management team at Massachusetts General Hospital and engage in 30-day pairings with patients at high risk for readmission at the time of their discharge. This will be a part of a 2 year pilot program. Contact with patients via phone/text and/or in-person visits to the home will occur to advance pre-defined patient care goals.  CHWs will document interactions in a designated database. Completion of core competency training is a highly preferred pre-requisite.  Please contact Jocelyn Carter at 708-259-8342 for more information, or view flyer HERE.

 

Posted September 30, 2016

Community Health Educator I - multiple locations
Community Health Educator II - Somerville

Cambridge Health Alliance has two openings.  Please view attached:  Community Health Educator I and Community Health Educator II.  To learn more information and/or to apply, please contact Melissa Keefe, HR Advisor, Human Resources, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Hospital Campus, 230 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, Phone: 617-591-4592, Fax: 617-591-4503.

 

Posted September 2, 2016

MassCare Coordinator (HIV Services)/Case Manager - Worcester

This position is a CHW-preferred position at Family Health Center of Worcester, 26 Queen Street.  The Coordinator will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide comprehensive HIV education and outreach for clients.  The Coordinator will ensure patient access to care both directly and through direction and supervision of peer counselors dedicated to this patient population.  The Coordinator will participate at statewide meetings and group activities.  Reporting on grant activities and spending is also a responsibility of this role. The Coordinator must maintain effective working relationships with collaborating agencies and FHCW services such as social service, prenatal/OB services, and primary care.   Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Three to five or more years of related work experience may be substituted for college degree.  Minimum of three years’ experience in health education, case management, and outreach required.  Knowledge in the area of program development and supervisory experience preferred.  Experience working with HIV population preferred.  Excellent presentation and communication skills; ability to speak in large groups.  Certification in HIV counseling or as Community Health Worker preferred.  Local travel required.

To apply perspective candidates can vist link directly at http://www.fhcw.org/en/JoinOurTeam/JobOpenings to view the current job openings and download the application as well.  The application can be dropped off at the health center but can also be scanned and sent to- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (application required signature).

 

Posted August 22, 2016

The Parent/Professional Advocay League (PPAL) currently has four open positions.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information or to apply for one of these positions: 

  • Project Coordinator - Juvenile Justice: the Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting our family support specialists as well as training and creating materials for justice-involved families. It will involve statewide travel. Click here to read the full job description for this position.
  • Family Support Specialist: PPAL currently has openings for two Family Support Specialists.  One will be hired in Western Massachusetts and one will be hired for Southeast Massachusetts. Family Support Specialists are responsible for providing support to families so that they are better able to find and obtain services for their children and their families.  Click here to read the full job description for this position.
  • Outreach Coordinator: the Outreach Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with diverse families and cultures throughout Massachusetts, with a goal of promoting PPAL's mission and purpose in a variety of communities.  Click here to read the full job description for this position.

For more information on any of these positions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted August 11, 2016

Member Connections Representative I - Waltham

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Position Purpose: Assist the health plan in establishing a presence in the community through home visits and community outreach.

  • Educate members on health care benefits through home visits and outreach
  • Assist members with activities related to accessing care
  • Document information and activities in applicable systems
  • Deliver Connections Plus® cell phones, teach and answer questions related to cell phone use and navigation
  • Coordinate and implement community events, including Start Smart Baby showers and Birthday Parties, school events, healthy life style events and various community initiatives
  • Schedule and complete home visits for noncompliance, benefits information, ED and readmission diversion and other high risk issues
  • Conduct targeted phone calls for compliance, HEDIS initiatives and health risk assessments
  • Follow-up with appropriate parties on status of high risk member referrals
  • Assist in finding and connecting members to community social services and agencies
  • Ability to travel throughout designated region

Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent experience. Bilingual ability preferred. 2+ years of social services, community outreach, or education experience.
License/Certification: Valid driver's license and automobile insurance. Some locations may require Community Health Worker certification, CPR certification, and/or bi-lingual.

To learn more and to apply, visit www.centene.com/careers Job ID/Requisition #: 1034882   

 

Posted August 5, 2016

Community Health Worker - Worcester

The Community Health Worker will work to identify, recruit, and support patients for pilot interventions and/or care management services.  S/he will provide patient education and advocacy to assist patients with accessing Family Health Center of Worcester’s services and external services and support the care team with patient follow-up and address barriers to care. Minimum of two years college or Associates degree in a related field required; Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline preferred.  Candidate will have Community Health Worker or Medical Interpreter certificate of completion. Minimum of two years relevant work or college-level internship experience required.  Data entry skills and proficiency with MS Office including Excel and Outlook.  Proven ability required to perform patient interviews, coordinate and collaborate with internal services and external community partners.  Must have demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work independently.  Must be bilingual in English and Spanish and have adequate reading and writing skills in both languages. Local travel required for home visits to patients.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and fill out your application at Application for Employment at Family Health Center of Worcester.  You can also send your resume directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted July 29, 2016

Community Health Worker/Home Visitor - Boston

Boston Children’s Hospital has an exciting opportunity for you to join their team!  The Community Health Worker/Home Visitor will be responsible for:

  • Providing home and community based services to high-risk pediatric patients with asthma and their families through basic health education on medications, home environmental triggers and related topics.
  • Performing home environmental assessments and providing education or direct support on environmental remediation.
  • Reinforcing instruction provided by health care providers, including physicians, nurse case manager and clinical social workers.
  • Maintaining close communications with medical home staff.
  • Assessing patient and family needs and develops intervention plans in conjunction with family and other care givers.
  • Serving as liaison, interpreter and advocate for clients in interactions with health, housing, government and social service agencies.

To qualify, you must have: High School diploma or equivalent, plus 3 years of related work experience, such as case management or home visiting; or an Associate's Degree in a related health or social service field and two year's related work experience; or a Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience. Previous experience working with high risk, urban families, children and adolescents highly preferred. Fluency in second language, such as Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole or Haitian Creole a plus. Requires some availability for some evening visits, as well as driver’s license and own car.

To apply please contact:

Susan Sommer, RN, NP, AE-C
Clinical Director
Community Asthma Initiative
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave., LO-306
Boston, MA 02115
Ofc) 617-355-5592
Cell) 617-780-1029

 

Posted July 20, 2016

High Risk Primary Care-Based CHW (3 positions) - Boston

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital is expanding their CHW program and hiring three new CHWs; two will work at ambulatory practices and one will be in the ED.  This is a full-time, temporary position for someone interested in helping patients with complex medical and social problems improve their access and utilization of health care services.
 
The CHW will work with high risk Neighborhood Health Plan and other Medicaid patients receiving care at a Brigham and Women’s Hospital affiliated primary care practice.  This particular high risk patient population presents a unique set of challenges, including higher rates of mental illness and substance abuse.  These patients are also often harder to contact and engage. And with weaker ties to their primary care practice, many of these patients visit their local emergency department instead of their primary care doctor and receive fragmented care. Our project aims to integrate CHWs into the primary care team, serving as a bridge between the primary care team and patients in the community that are at high risk but are disconnected with primary care. By doing so we hope to re-engage patients with their primary care team and improve their patient experience and health outcomes.  As a CHW on this project, you will develop trusting working relationships with the patients you work with and be supported by a primary care team that includes primary care physicians, care coordinators, and social workers.

Read full job description HERE.  Interested applicants should go to the following BWH website to apply: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/About_BWH/Careers/external-candidate-job-listings.aspx; and can search Community Health Worker under keywords and/or in the Job Number field enter 3021049

 

Posted July 15, 2016

Community Health Advocate/Community Case Worker  - Boston

The South End Community Health Center seeks a Community Health Advocate/Community Case Worker with the following:

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Serve as a link between catchment area communities and SECHC by increasing awareness SECHC clinical and programmatic offerings; providing health education  information; conducting outreach; and participating in health screenings.
  • Enroll residents into SECHC clinics and programs.
  • Assist families/individuals with collateral care service (e.g. filling forms - insurance, housing, public assistance, - escorting patients to appointments in and out of the clinic etc.).
  • Educate individuals/families how health care and human service systems work and how to navigate them.
  • Assist families in obtaining health insurance and monitoring coverage for SECHC clients.
  • Collect information, conduct needs assessments, and increase the capacity of the community to understand the results.
  • Provide vital health education around health issue e.g. such as childhood obesity, exercise, nutrition and asthma.
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing materials and outreach activities.
  • Conduct surveys and collect community and health-related data as required by SECHC

QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE

  • Comply with OSHA guidelines, department protocols and HIPAA regulations.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality

CUSTOMER SERVICE/RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain a professional, courteous, and positive manner with all contacts.
  • Greet patients with respect and courtesy in person and on the phone.
  • Work collaboratively in relationships with co-workers; participate in achieving common goals; share knowledge and expertise willingly; offer/lend assistance as needed.
  • Convey information clearly in writing and orally; listen with empathy; accept constructive criticism/feedback; respond to inquiries accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Deliver service in a non-judgmental manner that is sensitive to and respectful for the patient.

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC IMAGE

  • Maintain and enhance the image of the organization with community partners,  municipal agencies, key agents and the general public through active participation in events,  affairs; encourage subordinates to participate actively in local, state, and national affairs, as they pertain to the organization.

STANDARDS/GOALS/EXPECTATIONS

COMPETENCIES/SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability, experience and comfort working with and within a diverse community setting (e.g. race, religion, class, sexual orientation, gender presentation, immigration status, etc)
  • Experience in cultural competent workplaces and community approaches based in diversity, social justice and inclusiveness
  • Strong organizational/interpersonal/communications/customer service skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple activities efficiently in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Computer literacy and comfort with various computer software programs and learning different software programs
  • Must be flexible and prepared to change direction and work flow as needed
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual/multi-lingual in English and at least one of the following languages another language Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishanese
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information, please contact:
Jacquie Bishop, MPH | Director, Community Programs
South End Community Health Center | 1601 Washington Street | Boston, MA 02118
Direct: 857.206.7550 | Fax: 617.425.2016 |Cell: 617 959 7635
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.sechc.org

 

Posted July 15, 2016

CHWs - Western MA, Lowell, or Boston

ABOUT THE POSITION
Beacon Health Options (Beacon)/Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership is seeking to hire community health workers (CHWs) for the Hospital to Housing initiative, an exciting new collaboration between Beacon/MBHP and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA). CHWs will play a pivotal role in this new and unique program. They will identify homeless Beacon/MBHP Members who are eligible for participation, assist them with accessing permanent housing, behavioral health care, and primary care, and provide peer support in an effort to reduce hospitalizations and improve health outcomes. They will also support formerly homeless individuals who have already been housed in accessing health care and other resources.  *Positions will be located in: Boston, Lowell and Pittsfield.

To learn more about the requiremetns and how to apply, please vist website at:

http://careers.beaconhealthoptions.com/job/MA-Boston/Community-Health-Worker/J3L4T16WTYKCQJZB7HG

 

Posted June 28, 2016

Assistant Director - Milford
 
Position Description: The Assistant Director Position will support the Milford Youth Center's mission of providing a safe environment that promotes self-esteem, builds character, and fosters the notion of community and the importance of respecting and serving others. Specifically, the Assistant Director will: 1) oversee all aspects of After School and Summer Camp programs; 2) research, apply for and administer grants; 3) perform outreach to outside agencies to invite participants to join in programs; 4) assess the needs of residents, develops and implements programs designed to meet those needs; evaluate the success of, and participation in programs; 5) coordinate volunteers, as needed, to assist with programs and events; 6) work in cohesion with and report to Director.

Reports to: Director
Hours: 40 hours
Rate of Pay: Step 1- $21.69 per hour

Detailed Job Description can be accessed from the Town Website at www.milford.ma.us

Essential Qualifications & Skills:
* Bachelor's Degree preferred
* 2+ years of relevant experience
* Knowledge of management and administrative principles and practices
* Ability to work effectively and respectfully with young people
* Excellent oral and written communication skills (bilingual preferred)
* The final candidate will be required to pass a background check successfully.

Send/Email resume, cover letter and references to:
Milford Youth Center
Jen Ward, Director
24 Pearl St., Milford, MA 01757
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will be accepted through June 29, 2016.

 

Posted May 31, 2016

PWTF Community Health Worker – Holyoke

The Community Health Worker collaboratively provides comprehensive care management services, assisting patients to navigate and access community services and adopt healthy behaviors. Provides ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families as well as patient outreach, home visits and engagement activities. Works closely with medical providers to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care; provides continuous follow up with patients as well as other related duties. Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) with excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team required. A High School diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of a Community Health Worker training program preferred. 1 to 2 years experience working in a community-based setting. Knowledge of community social services and resources strongly preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology and Windows, internet, Microsoft Outlook, Excel. Ability and willingness to recognize clients with severe problems, reports concerns to appropriate clinicians/providers and refers to appropriate professionals and resources. Experience working with community groups. A current MA's driver's license with reliable transportation.

Human Resource Dept.
Attn: Teresa Lavelle
230 Maple Street
P.O. Box 6260
Holyoke, MA 01041

 

Posted May 11, 2016

PACT Program Manager - Boston

The Justice Resource Institute (JRI) Health's Prevention and Access to Care & Treatment (PACT) program serves poor and marginalized HIV-positive and at-risk individuals in Boston. PACT’s mission is to reduce the health disparities suffered by this and similar populations. PACT employs community health workers (CHWs) to achieve its mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

PACT Program Manager reports to the Director of Community Health

Provide ongoing supervision of Community Health Workers (CHW’s);

Oversee hiring process of new CHWs as needed;

Oversee intake process for all new clients and determine appropriateness for CHW services in conjunction with the medical case management program;

Maintain relationships and consistent communication with health care providers at infectious disease sites across the city as well as with staff at AIDS service organizations in the region;

Conduct outreach as needed to ASOs and clinics to ensure staff are aware of program services and referral process;

Ensure compliance with all contracts including assistance in compiling and analyzing data, preparing reports, and participation in other quality assurance activities;

Assess training needs of staff and formulate appropriate training plan;

Work with JRI Health client service programs to integrate the work and model of CHW’s while building the capacity of JRI Health staff;

Sit on JRI Health Leadership Team and contribute to strategic planning for agency;

Interact in a professional, respectful manner with all clients, families, staff and partner agencies;

Participate in the review and revision of programmatic policies;

Participate in program design and the development of funding proposals for peer support, medical case management and training services as needed;

Adhere to and enforce JRI Policies and Procedures including Clients’ Rights Policy, Confidentiality and Code of Conduct;

Participate in team, division, agency and ad hoc committees as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in social work or public health preferred.

2-4 years prior supervisory experience in health care or human services.

Demonstrated ability to lead a team towards a shared goal.

Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of issues of HIV/AIDS, poverty, racism, mental health, substance use, violence, culture and ethnicity.

Ability to apply theories such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing in assisting clients in achieving behavioral change.  

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter and resume attached as MS Word or PDF files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  In the subject line put PACT Program Manager. Applicants will be contacted if a potential match is identified.

 

Posted May 11, 2016

Family/Community Advocate - Worcester

Program:  Worcester Community Connections Coalition
Type of Employment:  Full-time

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required

1-2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, transition-age youth, adults, and families preferred

Experience in Community Organizing and/or Family Engagement work

Responsibilities:

Support coalition activities and initiatives, work with parent and leaders to strengthen their community, promote parent support and improved access to community resources

Assist with planning and facilitation of coalition meetings, field trips and activities

Assist with community outreach and parent engagement work

Assist with work to establish and maintain lists and materials of community resources and other services for families.

Assist the Director with various projects in the Worcester Community Connections Grant to facilitate local parent involvement and improved access for families/residents to community resources.  

Support the other day-to-day work of the coalition and occasionally the Family Resource Center

Support with other administrative duties as assigned

Please submit your resume to Human Resources:  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Complete online application at Web: www.youinc.org Fax: (508) 849-5617

 

Posted May 4, 2016

Community Health Worker & Social Worker/Project Manager - Boston

The Health Starts at Home (HSAH) project at Children's has been funded and is now hiring for these two positions:

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - 40 hours
This multi-agency partnership will provide an integrated care-coordination system to stabilize families who are experiencing housing insecurity and/or homelessness. The Health Starts at Home (HSAH) program will work together to identify best practices that promote housing stability and healthy child development.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) in collaboration with clinical social work team at Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) will provide advocacy, case-management, benefit establishment and linkages to health, legal, early childhood and related social services to improve the health and housing outcomes of HSAH families. The CHW will provide individual support by helping parents/caregivers develop a plan to address barriers, increase income and sustain permanent housing. The CHW will also provide education and emotional support to families, and help guide them through the health care and housing systems.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

Provide an overview and purpose of the Health Starts at Home (HSAH) program including an orientation to the pediatric clinic, services and providers.

Conduct screening interviews, complete intake documentation and assist in the coordination of a family’s health and housing plan

Provide case-management and navigation services designed to assist patients/families obtain stability. Build supportive relationships with families to improve utilization and navigation of health and housing services.

Identify relevant housing services and options in the community; assist clients with housing applications, completing forms and trouble-shooting barriers to care such as transportation, language and child care. Accompany families to appointments as needed.

Provide emotional support and education to parents/caregivers related to child health, developmental and social needs.

Follow-up regularly with families to monitor progress (adherence to clinic appointments, housing services and workshops and trainings).

Enter data into case-management/client tracking systems (documentation of services and case-notes)

Complete core measure assessments as required by the funder

Actively participate in HSAH meetings and trainings

Encourage and promote an environment that is strength-based to assist clients in meeting health and housing goals

Minimum education, experience and skills required:

Bachelor's degree or Associate degree and/or 1-3 years relevant Community Health Worker experience preferred

Completion of Community Health Worker training preferred

Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and agencies

Strong ability to connect to, provide empathy, support and partner with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families

Ability and willingness to schedule flexibly to meet the needs of families

Proficiency with Microsoft Office application.

 
SOCIAL WORKER/PROJECT MANAGER - 32 hours
This multi-agency partnership will provide an integrated care-coordination system to stabilize families who are experiencing housing insecurity and/or homelessness. The Health Starts at Home (HSAH) program will work together to identify best practices that promote housing stability and healthy child development.

The Project Manager/Social Worker-ll is located at Boston Children’s’ Hospital Primary Care at Martha Eliot Health Center, Jamaica Plain. The position is responsible for overseeing the quality and accountability of practice, assessments, coordinated services; and requires both managerial and direct care duties.

Managerial responsibilities include:

Responsible for the implementation, integration, evaluation of day-to-day operations the HSAH program

Collaborate with legal, early childhood development and social work partners on the design of and implementation of protocols and standards of care coordinated case-management

Refine and implement a comprehensive continuum of services for children/families with co-occurring health, legal and psychosocial issues.

Oversee the HSAH integrated case-management system to ensure the delivery of HSAH services, staff productivity, and client documentation

Facilitate project orientations and provide regular updates to the project partners, pediatric clinic, and other MEHC providers and staff.

Establish partnerships with community and professional organizations serving housing unstable and homeless families and children

Conduct thorough and timely completion of reports to partners and funders.

Actively participate in HSAH meetings and trainings

Direct service responsibilities include:

Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide and intervention including crisis intervention, connection to mental health services, and resource information, referral and coordination to a caseload of housing unstable families.

Provide individual support to parents/caregivers by helping them to develop a health and housing care plan including setting goals, providing recommendations for services and referrals, helping to address barriers, increase income and sustain stable and/or permanent housing.

Conduct screening interviews, complete intake documentation and assist in the coordination of a family’s health and housing plan

Build supportive relationships with families to improve utilization and navigation of health and housing services.

Provide emotional support and education to parents/caregivers related to child health, developmental and social needs.

Follow-up regularly with families to monitor progress (adherence to clinic appointments, housing services and workshops and trainings).

Encourage and promote an environment that is strength-based to assist clients in meeting health and housing goals

Minimum education, experience and skills required:

MSW required, LICSW preferred

Demonstrated experience in project management

Experience with low income, diverse populations ; Spanish language skills preferred

Experience with housing insecure and/or homeless populations

Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team.

For more information on these positions including how best to apply, feel free to contact Elise Gottesman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Posted May 2, 2016

Interfaith Hospitality Network - Greater Worcester

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is currently looking to fill one part-time weekend position. This person would be responsible for providing coverage for the shelter on Sundays from 8:30 AM to 6 PM.

Duties also include:

Assistance with covering holidays

Providing transportation for the guests to grocery shopping, appointments, recreational activities, etc.

Applicants must be:

Responsible and reliable

At least 21 years of age

Have a valid license and good driving record

Able to drive a 15-passenger van (no special license needed)

If interested or for more information, please contact:
Joanne Alley
Office: (508) 755-2212
Fax: (508) 798-8286
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Resumes and inquiries may be faxed or emailed.

 

Posted May 2, 2016

Community Life Specialist, Bilingual (Spanish/English) - Worcester

The Community Life Specialist is a shared position between Plumley Village (32 hrs/wk) and LoomWorks (8 hrs/wk). An additional Worcester property will be added at a later date.  The position will focus on Youth Development at Plumley Village managing programs and partnerships with local service providers to expand opportunities for residents to achieve personal success, in accordance with the site’s Community Success Plan. At LoomWorks, the Community Life Specialist will focus on all aspects of resident and community success by assessing the strengths and needs and then developing strategic partnerships with service providers, collaborating with the Community Manager to ensure housing stabilization, and recruit and lead volunteers to assist on the site. The position is 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, and requires spoken and written fluency in both English and Spanish.

Please see the job description for a Community Life Specialist attached HERE or on the TCB website at www.tcbinc.org.

 

Posted May 2, 2016

Community Coordinator - Boston

IntegraServiceConnect works with health plans and other healthcare organizations to locate, engage, and support hard-to-reach members with specific healthcare needs in their own communities.  They hire and train teams of community-based Community Coordinators to work with these members.  Their "feet-on-the-street" capability enables them to help members better manage chronic health conditions and access important healthcare and other services in their community.
 
IntegraServiceConnect is currently recruiting for a Community Coordinator (CC). A Community Coordinator builds bridges between underserved individuals and the health and social services needed. The CC will primarily work in the field coordinating these services. There will be regular meetings with your manager, typically in the community you are serving.  The CC will coordinate services with members of health plans, providers, and community agencies to improve member care and outcomes. The CC works with special populations who may have chronic physical conditions, may be homeless, may have serious behavioral health illness or substance use disorders, or may be in need of services to prevent such conditions. The CC must deliver culturally appropriate information regarding the availably of health and community resources that will reduce barriers to care. The CC is required to work independently in the community. The CC is from the community of the members to be served and is someone who does not give up easily, is self-motivated, conscientious, empathic, and a creative problem solver.

To learn more about this jop posting and how to apply, please visit webiste link HERE.

 

Posted April 27, 2016

Program Coordinator II - Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to provide overall support to the Office of Community Health Workers within the Division of Prevention and Wellness. The Office of CHWs coordinates statewide CHW workforce initiatives and related policy, and the Program Coordinator will be part of a team and support those efforts through a variety of program activities.  S/he will support the Board of Certification of CHWs in the implementation of CHW certification regulations, including developing processes for individual CHW certification and CHW training program approval.  S/he will also provide programmatic and administrative support for board regulatory issues (continuing education requirements, renewals of certification of CHWs, and approval of CHW training program), as well as for application review.

For a Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities, and how to apply, follow the link HERE.  Prospective candidates may also search for Program Coordinator ll position (1600037G), posted 4/19/16 on the DPH Employment page:  https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/index.do

 

Posted April 25, 2016

Family/Community Advocate - Worcester

Program:  Worcester Community Connections Coalition
Type of Employment:  Full-time
Location:  Worcester

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required

1-2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, transition-age youth, adults, and families preferred

Experience in Community Organizing and/or Family Engagement work

Responsibilities:

Support coalition activities and initiatives, work with parent and leaders to strengthen their community, promote parent support and improved access to community resources

Assist with planning and facilitation of coalition meetings, field trips and activities

Assist with community outreach and parent engagement work

Assist with work to establish and maintain lists and materials of community resources and other services for families.

Assist the Director with various projects in the Worcester Community Connections Grant to facilitate local parent involvement and improved access for families/residents to community resources.  

Support the other day-to-day work of the coalition and occasionally the Family Resource Center

Support with other administrative duties as assigned

Please submit your resume to Human Resources:  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Complete online application at Web: www.youinc.org Fax: (508) 849-5617

 

Posted April 1, 2016

CHW, part-time, preferably bilingual English/Spanish speaker - Greater Boston

Health Care Without Walls (HCWW) is a non-profit providing free medical care in shelters to homeless women and families in the greater Boston area.  HCWW is seeking a part-time, experienced and compassionate CHW to join their team of clinicians from Health Care Without Walls and the Brigham & Women's Hospital assisting homeless women who are pregnant and post-partum. The CHW will work with the clinical team in the community to provide a wide range of support in order to improve the health of the moms and babies.

Responsibilities include: outreach for counseling and support; arranging transportation and accompanying the women to scheduled appointments; help with insurance and other entitlements; patient education on medications, health living, nutrition and health care system navigation; making referrals and advising on when to seek additional care. The CHW will also be responsible for providing updates to HCWW clinical staff on a regular basis, and documenting and recording all activities in our clinical database.

The successful candidate must be organized, proficient with recording their work using an online clinical database. Candidates with experience with poverty/homelessness and entitlements preferred.

This is a part-time job.  Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.  To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.healthcarewithoutwalls.org.  Please send your cover letter and resume by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Community Health Worker – full-time
The Community Health Worker collaboratively provides compre-hensive care management services, assisting patients to navigate and access community services and adopt healthy behaviors. Pro-vides ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families as well as patient outreach, home visits and engagement activities. Works closely with medical pro-viders to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinat-ed care; provides continuous follow up with patients as well as other related duties. Must be accurate and detail oriented, pos-sess strong organizational and time management skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) with excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with-in a team required. A High School diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of a Community Health Worker training program preferred. 1 to 2 years experience working in a commu-nity-based setting. Knowledge of community social services and resources strongly preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology and Windows, internet, Microsoft Outlook, Excel. Ability and will-ingness to recognize clients with severe problems, reports con-cerns to appropriate clinicians/providers and refers to appropri-ate professionals and resources. Experience working with com-munity groups. A current MA's driver's license with reliable transportation.
Community Health Worker – full-time
The Community Health Worker collaboratively provides compre-hensive care management services, assisting patients to navigate and access community services and adopt healthy behaviors. Pro-vides ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families as well as patient outreach, home visits and engagement activities. Works closely with medical pro-viders to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinat-ed care; provides continuous follow up with patients as well as other related duties. Must be accurate and detail oriented, pos-sess strong organizational and time management skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) with excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with-in a team required. A High School diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of a Community Health Worker training program preferred. 1 to 2 years experience working in a commu-nity-based setting. Knowledge of community social services and resources strongly preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology and Windows, internet, Microsoft Outlook, Excel. Ability and will-ingness to recognize clients with severe problems, reports con-cerns to appropriate clinicians/providers and refers to appropri-ate professionals and resources. Experience working with com-munity groups. A current MA's driver's license with reliable transportation.
Human Resource Dept.
Attn: Teresa Lavelle
230 Maple Street
P.O. Box 6260
Holyoke, MA 01041