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Providence Health & Services Community Health Worker 2 in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence is calling a Full Time Community Health Worker 2 to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

Support the Proactive Outreach Team (POT) which provides multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed care coordination for high risk, vulnerable Providence Medical Group (PMG) patients and their families. The POT provides short-term, intensive support, advocacy and empowerment. This mobile team of nurses and social workers work to improve primary care access for patients suffering from many combinations of physical and mental health needs, as well as social barriers that impact health.

The Proactive Outreach team supports multiple clinics on the west and east side of Portland. Community Health Workers must have reliable transportation to travel and support vulnerable populations throughout the greater Portland metro area.

In this position, you will:

  • Be a front line public health worker who is a trusted members of and/ or have an unusually close understanding of the community they serve.

  • Serve as a liaison/ link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery, by having this trusting relationship.

  • Build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy (American Public Health Association, 2008).

  • Work as part of a care team to effectively address the needs of patients in a collaborative, patient driven manner.

  • Have a good understanding of the various Providence and community based resources and advise patients on how to best take advantage of these resources.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Current Community Health Worker Certification by the State of Oregon

  • Current drivers license and reliable personal transportation required

  • 3 to 5 years of work experience with healthcare and/or helping professions

  • Credible experience in project management

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bilingual - Spanish speakers preferred!

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Clackamas, Oregon-Gresham

Req ID: 222396