Community Health Worker - Adult

New York City Health + Hospitals - South Brooklyn Health

About the organization

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.


Under the direction of a Community Health Worker (CHW) Supervisor and as part of the NYC H+H Public Health Corps, Primary and Specialty Care (Adult) CHWs work with adult patients performing patient-centered, community health work in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams in NYC H+H primary care and specialty care clinics, reporting to Ambulatory Care Leadership at each site. CHWs are specially trained frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have a thorough understanding of the communities they serve. The CHW participates in community outreach activities within the communities of NYC, engaging patients and providing resources and assistance needed to address issues preventing them from staying healthy. The CHW motivates and supports individual patients to achieve their health goals, through facilitating connections to primary and specialty care clinics, creating health goals, and helping them find affordable healthy food options.


For Appointment to Level II
In addition to meeting the qualification requirements of Assignment Level I, appointment to Level II requires:
1. Two additional years of full-time experience in counseling, community work or community health activities in a government agency or community organization engaged in providing community services to the public, assisting members of the community in obtaining community services or maintaining liaison with schools, community organizations or other government agencies for the purpose of providing assistance and obtaining participation and support for implementation of community or public service programs; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 above. Study at an accredited college in sociology, psychology or other behavioral science may be substituted on the basis of 30 semester credits for each year of the experience described above. However, all persons must have at least one year of the full-time experience described above.

Department Preferences
New York City residency (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island).
Familiarity with email, word processing and Internet usage and comfort learning new computer programs.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.
Proficiency in speaking a language other than English, preferably Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Bengali, Russian, Cantonese, French, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Albanian, or Korean.



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