Community Health Worker

at Stark County Job and Family Services
Location Canton, OH
Date Posted June 3, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


This is a grant funded position.


The Community Health Worker (CHW) in the THRIVE Project connects customers to prenatal care and insurance, assist in navigation of resources.  The CHW supports customers by establishing trusting relationships while providing general support and encouragement and addressing their overall health and social needs under the supervision of an integrated team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND REPSONSIBILITIES (The functions listed below are intended to depict general job assignments, abilities and responsibilities required of this position.  Other duties as assigned. 

Conduct basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with customers and their families and provide ongoing follow-up via phone calls, home visits or other agreeable setting. Conduct assessments with patients and enroll or refer into other programs when necessary.

Assist customers with completing applications and registration forms.

Conducts insurance eligibility determination, enrollment and follow-up with uninsured patients.

Provide education and helps customers understand their health conditions, develop strategies to improve their health conditions and provide informal counseling, support and follow-up procedures.

Promote adherence to appointments and if necessary, medication regimes.

Provide community resources and referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate, help patients connect with transportation resources.

Exhibit excellent working relationships with patients and team members.

Work closely with health team to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care, follow-up with patients should be continuous from initial identification through closure.

Work cooperatively with other personnel assigned to same patient.

Responsible for providing consistent communication to supervisor to evaluate patient/family status, ensuring that the provided information and reports clearly describe progress.

Completion of monthly reports and assisting in reporting quarterly using the Pathway’s HUB System.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job satisfactorily, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.  The employee must live in Stark County.


Two Year Associate Degree (any major) or currently a Community Health Worker (CHW) with certification from the Ohio State Board of Nursing.  If not CHW certified, certification would need obtained from Ohio State Board of Nursing within one year from being hired.

Do not use the APPLY ONLINE link below.  To apply, please access the agency’s website at  An online application can be found under the Careers link.  Applicants have the ability to upload a letter of interest and current resume.

We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based upon sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin or disability.  Applicants may request reasonable accommodations to participate in the interview process.