• Community Health Worker

    Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/7/2019 6:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    International Foster Care
    USD $17.83/Hr.
  • Overview

    $17.83 - $20.50 HR/DOE


    Catholic Community Services (CCS) is one of several agencies that contracts with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) to provide services to families at the Eastside Family Support Center (EFSC).  The Community Health Worker (CHW) provides support services using the Five Protective Factors framework, connects families to Basic Food and HealthCare coverage, provides parenting instruction using Evidence-Based curriculum that can be either one-on-one or in group format.   The CHW additionally provides screening, assessment and education in child development, health promotion for tobacco cessation, healthy eating and immunization, and provides additional resources and referrals to assist family functioning.  The CHW is engaged in direct service by providing 10 face-to-face visits each month at the Eastside Family Support Center (EFSC).  Weekly visits are required to maintain fidelity to Evidence Based Programs.



    • Provide culturally responsible support to families, building caregiver confidence, family strength, and protective factors. 
    • Document all activities with all families as prescribed by the TPCHD.  Best practice recommends completion of all documentation within 48 hours.  Documentation that is not completed with 7 calendar days will be considered late. 
    • Provide weekly on site face-to-face office visits during services with the exception of no shows, cancellations, worker illness, or vacation. 
    • Provide screening, assessment, referrals, and education on or before the 5th home visit to include the following:
    • Pre-5 Protective Factors Survey (5PF)
    • Child Development education and screening for all children ages 0-5 using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire when appropriate
    • Basic food and health coverage screening, education, and application assistance
    • Health promotion for all family members as needed including tobacco cessation, healthy eating, and immunization information.
    • Family functioning assistance and referral, including, but not limited to connection to resources/advocacy for substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health.
    • Provide advocacy, intervention, and resources as necessary
    • Conduct FSP Post 5PF Survey at or near closure of services.
    • Work collaboratively in a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team in a manner which promotes mutual respect, open communication, and joint problem solving, and which values and builds upon the unique strengths of all team members. The work environment should mirror the supportive, nurturing environment we want for families.
    • Ensure work space is family friendly, inviting, free from clutter, free of excess equipment/supplies, neat and clean. Abide by any center-created team agreements for keep the center in a family friendly condition.
    • Provide the Family Center Coordinator (FCC) with paperwork in a timely manner as requested by the contractor (TPCHD).
    • Complete and submit required reporting forms to CCS supervisor and/or contractor (TPCHD) (5PF surveys, Monthly Community Report, and other documents as requested).
    • Record daily/weekly work schedules to FCC to facilitate the Center’s ability to contact CHW.
    • Actively participate in monthly PFR reflective practice and parenting user groups. Regular attendance is required.
    • Attend monthly Family Support Center staff meetings.
    • Allow FSP staff and FCC access to family files at all times as needed to serve the family or monitor casework.
    • Educate families regarding medical resources and Medicaid covered services, assist families to apply for Medicaid, respond to the Title XIX Administrative Match program Random Moment Time Surveys, and T-XIX training as required by contractor (TPCHD).
    • Assist families to apply for the Basic Food Program.
    • Encourage and assist families to apply for Affordable Care Act/Washington State Health Benefit Exchange as needed.
    • Attend all FSP mandatory meetings and team training sessions unless specifically excused by the FSP Program Manager and the CCS Supervisor. It is the responsibility of anyone who misses a mandatory meeting to gather information provided at that meeting.
    • Order supplies and request other assistance from the TPCHD according to TPCHD policy and Family Support Partnership protocols.
    • Represent the Family Support Center/Family Support Partnership on local community coalitions, neighborhood groups and networks and ensure that the Center is represented at appropriate community meetings.
    • Assist in leading Grandview Green Space Leadership Team, which includes participating in regular scheduled team meetings.
    • All employees working for CCS have the responsibility for developing and safekeeping a workplace which values and supports a culturally diverse work environment. Employees’ treatment of each other, their willingness to try new ways and ideas—contribute greatly to the organization’s success in providing an open, culturally-enriched and diverse workplace.
    • Other duties may be reasonably assigned.




    • High School/ GED and 3 years of experience in social work, early childhood education or related field.
    • Must be Bi-lingual in Spanish.
    • Must have Washington State Department of Health Community Health Worker Certificate
    • Must be trained in at least one Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Curriculum/Program such as PFR/Individual/Group, Incredible Years, PPP-Individual/Group, Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas, or Healthy Families (certificate required);
    • Experience in community gardening or healthy food systems.
    • Community organizing training and/or experience
    • Intermediate Computer skills with MS products.
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • Certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid, or able to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.
    • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
    • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance; must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract yearly).
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Human Behavior, Social Services, or related field of study.
    • Experience in working with immigrant and refugee populations.
    • Experience working with victims and survivors of domestic violence.
    • Training or familiarity with Motivational Interviewing.

    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All protected classes are encouraged to apply.


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