Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Vail Place is seeking an energetic Community Health Worker (CHW) to join Vail Care, a state certified Behavioral Health Home program. This interdisciplinary team works together to promote improved quality of life for the individuals enrolled by promoting better management of health conditions including mental illness, substance use disorders and physical health conditions, and by assertively addressing environmental factors which can contribute to poor health outcomes, including housing, financial, and transportation difficulties.

The ideal candidate for this position will have enthusiasm and passion for health and wellness, will be able to effectively communicate with people from all walks of life, and will be flexible and able to adjust approach in order to successfully engage with each individual.
What is a Community Health Worker?
Community Health Workers provide general support for healthy living, such as health education, shopping for and preparing healthy food, or informal support for tobacco or other substance use cessation efforts. Community Health Workers also address the social determinants of health support in ways such as assistance with scheduling appointments, management of benefits paperwork, and completion of housing applications or tours. They work as a team with other workers, navigators, and nurses using tracking logs and communication for better management of health conditions.

Who Are You? Minimum Qualifications for Community Health Worker

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Qualified as a Community Health Worker as defined in Minnesota Statutes, or 5 years’ experience community health work experience under the supervision of a Medicaid enrolled medical or mental health professional.

  • Minimum of two year’s working experience related to the SPMI/SMI population, substance abuse, and/or the homeless population

  • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and social impacts on the ability to access health care.

  • Ability to ensure services provided are documented within the EHR according to program standards. Provide crisis assessment and intervention services as needed.

  • Must have and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile.

Work Environment: Keeping Us Safe
In response to the COVID‐19 Pandemic, Vail Place has worked diligently to establish strong health and safety protocols for our community. Under normal situations, this position is a face-to-face in-person role. Currently most work can be done through telecommuting, but please note that any interactions require direct face‐to‐face contact will involve the use of social distancing and personal protective measures. Vail Place grounds is also tobacco free to promote health and wellness for the individuals we serve and for our employees.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Vail Place is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We embrace diversity, foster inclusion, and do our work through an equitable lens. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, other minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Salary and Benefits   

$39,000 to 45,000 Depending on Qualifications. Full Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long term disability, matched 401k, generous paid time off including 11 recognized holidays.


How to Apply

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