Community Health Worker – Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Adams, or Lincoln Counties

DIVISION: Community Living Connections

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Program Development Manager


DATE OPEN: 07/29/2022


STATUS: Non-Exempt

32-40 hours per week, starting wage $19.87 to $20.66 per hour, DOE.


Responds to clients in need of services and delivery of goods.  Provides aid needed to help qualified clients stay within their homes throughout the necessary COVID-19 quarantine period.  Works closely with the Program Development Manager to ensure project success and effective communication amongst all necessary program components.  Maintains a timely and accurate record of responsibilities and completed tasks.

*Rural Resources Community Action is hiring for Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Adams, or Lincoln Counties. The assigned office location may vary.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for adhering to HIPAA.
  • Required to keep up to date and accurate documentation utilizing software provided by the Pathways Hub.
  • Ensures confidentiality and program standards are maintained.
  • Complete the initial interviews with the client and their family to assess the client’s eligibility and need for services.
  • Educate client and their family about available community resources and work to connect them to local services.
  • Provide relevant educational materials and social support.
  • Assist clients and their families in utilizing resources, including ordering, and delivering goods and medications, and encouraging participation with local health departments.
  • Providing aid needed for qualified clients to remain in their homes during COVID-19 quarantine periods.
  • Act as a liaison between programs, providing services to the client to insure the smooth flow of information and minimize conflict between the subsystems.
  • Establish and maintain credibility and good public relations with significant formal and informal resource systems to mobilize resources for current and future customers.
  • Secure and maintain the respect and support of those in positions of authority so their influence can be enlisted on behalf of the customer and used, when necessary, to encourage other individuals and agencies to participate in the coordination effort.
  • Complete the necessary paperwork to maintain documentation of client progress and adherence to the plan by all concerned.
  • Participate in community meetings with other agencies and organizations regarding the needs of the community.

Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Denotes Essential Functions

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of management systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations applicable to area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency and mental health issues
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Maintain accurate client records including documentation of all contacts, services provided and outcomes.
  • Ability to treat sensitive information and material with the appropriate level of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling principles and practices.
  • Ability to comprehend complex documents and concepts.
  • Ability to understand and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations applicable to the area of assignment.
  • Capable of analyzing and evaluating client needs and development and implementation of corrective action(s) to resolve issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate computer and relevant applications.
  • Ability to access and egress non-ADA facilities and homes.
  • Ability to assess client needs and make appropriate referrals.
  • Ability to understand and follow policies, procedures, and common sense approaches when making work decisions and providing information to others.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, gatekeepers, and general public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to efficiently operate standard office equipment such as a computer, copier and multi-line phone system. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of policies, regulations and procedures that guide the services provided.
  • Knowledge of computerized and manual recordkeeping systems and the ability to maintain them.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff, residents and the general public using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
  • Ability to operate a phone using a clear well-modulated voice and good diction.

Required Education or Experience

High school diploma or GED.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

Preference given to bi-lingual candidates

Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check

Acceptable completion of Community Health Worker’s Certification program within 90 days of employment.

Acceptable completion of training on the Pathways Model of Care Coordination within the first 90 days of employment

Acceptable completion of a pre-employment drug / alcohol screening.

Valid driver’s license in state of residence

Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington

Access to reliable transportation

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.