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Beth Israel Lahey Health Community Health Worker must be Bilingual in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Description:

$2500 Sign On Bonus!

At the GHS School-Based Health Center, our core values are inclusion and respect, creating and providing a safe space where all students are welcome and treated with equity, irrespective of their race, nationality, gender identity, and more. In order to serve our community, team members must understand and exhibit cultural sensitivity, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, to work independently, and be successful in team environments.

About the Role:

At BILH - Addison Gilbert Hospital’s GHS-SBHC, the Community Health Worker reflects the values of the GHS-SBHC while forming connections with the GHS student community. The CHW works primarily with Gloucester High School Students and families to make sure they have access to healthcare and health resources, and works to remove any barriers to access. In this role, the CHW collaborates with GHS Staff and Community Partners to better support students/families. For this reason, the following skills are highly valued:

  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written; active listening skills with teens and adults

  • Strong Organizational Skills to manage and prioritize work

  • Established computer literacy skills - Microsoft word; Excel; google docs/forms/sheets/slides etc.

  • EPIC medical record registration experience is a plus

  • Bilingual (or multilingual) in English and Spanish or Portuguese is essential

  • Compassionate and emotionally resilient


  • Help create a safe and welcoming environment for all

  • Register CHW visits through EPIC

  • Assist with all areas of the Free Food Locker Shelf Pantry - organization, track and report for in-school snacks and food orders for home, help with home deliveries, etc.

  • Co-Advise Walking Club

  • Promote racial and social equity through participation in SBHC and GHS student programs and in work with EL students

  • Collaboration with GHS/Community Partners to connect students to services and attend community events

  • Complete home visits as needed

  • Assist with running student support groups as needed

  • Attend programs & training as required for BILH and MDPH

  • Promoting health and wellness in the student population by participating in and carrying out administration of public health initiatives, including representing the GHS-SBHC at community events

  • Cultural sensitivity and existing cultural connection required

  • Provide culturally appropriate health education, information, outreach

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of up-to-date materials, including website

  • Provide direct services, such as informal counseling, social support, care coordination, to include screening for social determinants of health

  • Organize GHS classroom visits to promote GHS-SBHC

  • Training as required to receive and maintain CHW certification

  • Support Program Manager as needed for MDPH reporting

Education - Experience - Requirements:

  • Education High School or GED minimum

  • Experience -

  • Technology- the ability to use computer programs with ease

  • CHW certification required within first 6-12 months of employment

  • CHW experience is a plus

  • Experience in a health care and/or school setting is a plus

  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records registration - EPIC, etc. is a plus

  • Work location is in Gloucester High School - living in or near Gloucester and having an understanding of the student community population we serve is a plus, but not required

  • Legally able to work in the US - ie US citizenship or have a work permit

Beth Israel Lahey Health - Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Gloucester High School - School-Based Health Center (GHS-SBHC) is a school-based teen health clinic that is funded by AGH and a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The SBHC is staffed with a Program Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Community Health Worker, and a Front Desk Administrative Support individual.

Our goal is to take care of students’ health by establishing trusted adult relationships to support attendance and the achievement of academic success for graduation. The GHS-SBHC offers medical visits for illness, sports and work physicals, personal health care; counseling for individuals and groups; social skills training, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques and anxiety reduction - with a strengths-based collaborative approach; the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance student group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies; connecting students to medical, mental, and public health resources inside the school and the broader community; Walking Club for gym credits; an education program for stress reduction with emwave stress reduction program; Youth Advisory Council leadership opportunities; and the Free Food Locker - a shelf pantry program available to all GHS students.

Must be bilingual.

30-35 hours/week

$2500 Sign on Bonus

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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