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Community Health Worker

Job Number:  OB-900-910-003

Number of Hours:  .4 or 32 hours/pay period

Location:  Hancock, MI

Description:  The Community Health Worker is responsible for encouraging patient and provider shared decision making, promoting healthy patient behaviors that reduce risk, improving medication adherence, furthering patient self-management skills and linking the clinical care provided by the Health Center with community-based social supports.  The goal of this position is to effectively educate, motivate and support patient in pursuing behavior and lifestyle modifications that improve health status and quality of life. Position offers a flexible working schedule.

Required Education, Training, Certification/Licensure and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and able to travel with use of a personal vehicle and produce a copy of current auto insurance certificate
  • Must possess the ability to read and interpret documents
  • Must possess the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Must possess the ability to speak effectively before individuals and small groups
  • Must possess the ability to interact respectfully with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations
  • Prior community health worker experience, preferred


Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.