Coastal Medical
  • 06-Sep-2023 to 06-Oct-2023 (EST)
  • Population Health
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Community Health Worker

The Company: A member of the Lifespan health system, Coastal Medical is a primary care driven practice serving 120,000 patients across Rhode Island, whose primary goal is to offer patients better health and better care with minimal costs. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Coastal employs over 600 professionals in a variety of roles.

  • Coastal Medical offers competitive wages and values work/life balance.
  • Our comprehensive benefit package includes health, dental & vision benefits, a free life insurance policy, earned time, paid holidays and 401K match.
  • Employee input is essential to our operations. All employees are encouraged to join and participate in committees, trainings, and workgroups.

The Position: We are currently in search of a Community Health Worker. The Community Health Worker's main responsibility includes providing navigational and community-based assistance to members of the community and serves as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

  • This is an hourly, full time position with a schedule of 40 weekly hours, Monday through Friday.
  • This position is located at our Corporate Office in Providence, RI.
  • State-wide travel and operation of personal motor vehicle
    • Must have a valid driver's license, clear driving record and proof of auto insurance
  • Employee parking is provided.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides peer outreach and navigational services to members of the community who may not be cared for by traditional medical institutions
  • Collaborates with multiple community-based providers to establish connections with resources to maximize patient health outcomes
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of community-based organizations, external resource availability, and eligibility guidelines
  • Conducts assessments with patients in the community with a focus on triage and support on identified with social determinates of health (SDOH) or substance use disorder (SUD) needs to coordinate and track referrals to community-based organizations (CBO)
  • Operates in a supportive role within an interdisciplinary health care team utilizing an integrated care model
  • Coordinates transportation eligibility, scheduling, and other logistics for appropriate Medicaid patients


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience providing information, education, intervention and/or referral services to culturally diverse populations
  • Additional training in the medical field with a social service background or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work
  • Community Health Worker or Peer Recovery Specialist certification in Rhode Island
    • Certification may be obtained within one year of employment
  • Any combination of education and experience that is substantially equivalent is also acceptable

Why You Should Apply:

  • We operate in a collaborative environment and strongly encourage and promote employee growth and development.
  • Coastal offers a wide range of training opportunities including our own Leadership Academies as well as other well-known programs such as Crucial Conversations and Clifton Strengths.
  • Employees can qualify for student loan repayment assistance up to $9,000 and if up to $3,500 per year in education assistance.
  • Some employees may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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