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Community Health Worker

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/06
Posting End Date: 2024/06/16
Category: Public Health
Sub Category: Health Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.00
Maximum Salary: 26.25
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Partnering to promote and protect health in our communities

Values: Excellence / Positive Impact / Partnership / Innovation / Credibility / Humanity 

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Ada, Elmore, Valley and Boise counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Central District Health (CDH) is currently recruiting for a motivated individual to join our dedicated group of public health professionals as a Community Health Worker with the primary focus of bridging the gap between communities and health and social service systems. The selected candidate will work in our Division of Family and Clinic Services located in our Boise office.

The successful candidate will embrace our agency values, have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, and will be organized and driven to provide exceptional care to our clients. If you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact in your community, perhaps it’s time you considered a rewarding career with CDH.

CDH is dedicated to living our values, is focused on a healthy work/life balance, has a culture that is centered on teamwork and empowerment, and provides an amazing benefit package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits (consistently ranked as one of the nation's best lifetime defined benefit retirement plans), Medical/Dental Benefits (employee plans are available at no cost) and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire, 11 paid holidays per year, and paid parental leave. Educational benefits include up to $2500 per year tuition reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.

Typical Duties:

  • Function as a liaison between health and social service systems by communicating with identified populations with an emphasis on meeting client-centered goals and improving quality of care by aiding communication between the provider and patient;
  • Promote wellness and health improvements by providing culturally appropriate health information and education;
  • Assist clients in obtaining preventive services by referring and linking clients to appropriate care providers and/or conducting health screenings to identify need(s);
  • Aid in navigating health and human services systems by providing informal social support in a community setting or home to assure clients access to services they need;
  • Provide direct service to individuals in the form of home visiting or basic health screenings or medical follow-up (i.e. blood pressure check, blood sugar check, etc.) depending on client need;
  • Educate clients on maintaining wellness and/or managing chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes, asthma, vascular disease, etc.), and prioritize need(s) with individuals;
  • Assist with data collection to help identify community need(s);
  • Manage referrals in designated time frames;
  • Document referral activity in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and notify provider(s) of results;
  • Support clinic functions which may include client scheduling, call backs and phone triaging;
  • To better serve our communities, assist under/uninsured clients in applying for Expanded Medicaid.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge public healthcare practices;
  • Experience providing care, treatment, and/or recommending services to varying cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds based on client needs;

Desirable Qualifications (these are not required, however, having these may increase your ranking):

  • Fluency in speaking, writing and reading English and Spanish. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Supplemental Information:

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Central District Health!

If you have questions about this position please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 208.327.8503

CDH is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Employees of CDH are required to refrain from the use of any nicotine products. CDH will not hire tobacco or nicotine users.

CDH is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. CDH prohibits discrimination against any individual based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, disabilities, veterans’ status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

CDH is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact 208.327.8503, or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Notice: Idaho’s Public Health Districts are agencies that are authorized by the State of Idaho as independent bodies. District employees are not State of Idaho employees, rather District employees who receive benefits through the Office of Group Insurance.