Community Health Worker

Delaware Public Health District

The Delaware Public Health District seeks a full-time Community Health Worker (CHW) to serve as a community advocate and/or liaison, conducting case management, managing ongoing referrals, identifying and determining eligibility for resources, and aiding in the completion of applications for services when appropriate.  The CHW is responsible for providing social support while helping clients and their families to navigate and access community services and other resources, adopt healthy behaviors, and facilitate continuity of care by providing client follow-up.

This position requires knowledge and a culturally appropriate comfort level with helping clients access health and social services within Delaware County. In general, the CHW provides activities and programs that improve the health and overall quality of the life of community residents by decreasing barriers that may prevent them from accessing health and medical care; bringing educational messages about health into the community; and engaging residents in improved individual health. Duties include successful medical home and social service referral; home visits, increasing public education and awareness; the accurate reporting of information and data; positive public relations; and continuing education and training.


High School Diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, health promotion, social work, or other related field preferred.  One to three years’ experience in community outreach, health education, or in a role representing or supporting local agencies serving moderate and low-income communities required.  Bilingual abilities are preferred. 

Community Health Worker (CHW) certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing required within the first year of employment.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and current auto liability insurance.

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