Currently accepting applications for the position of Healthy Start Community Health Worker.

Brief Position Summary: The Community Health Worker—under the direction of the Case Manager Supervisor—is responsible for conducting outreach to community partners to support awareness of the program and develop partnerships in targeted parishes. This includes establishing and maintaining positive relationships with community organizations and performing other activities to enhance the presence of the program in the community. The Community Health Worker will coordinate referral procedures with representatives of referring agencies, determine eligibility according to program guidelines, and assist with participant admission to the program. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Education and Training: High School Diploma and at least 2 years of relevant work experience in a health/social service agency is required. Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, or comparable human services field is preferred.

Qualifications and Experience: Sound organizational ability, a high degree of energy, creativity, and initiative. Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, written, and listening skills. Excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required. Demonstrates personal characteristics, such as compassion, friendliness, persistence, and maturity; ability to obtain information in a caring, non-judgmental way; competence in and willingness to work in culturally diverse settings; knowledge of community resources; knowledge of maternal and infant health. Knowledge and proficiency in a variety of computer programs and experience with database management. Reliable Transportation, vehicle insurance and a valid driver’s license is required.

If interested in applying for this position, please email resume and cover letter to the Case Manager Supervisor, Tonya Hoover, at Applicants who do NOT email Tonya Hoover their resume AND cover letter will NOT be considered for employment.