CCAC Now Accepting Applications for a Community Health Worker in Bakersfield!

Position: Community Health Worker


Organizational Background:

The Central California Asthma Collaborative (CCAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and direct services, building regional capacity and advocating for sensible policies to improve health through the prevention and management of chronic disease.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the CCAC Associate Director or relevant Program Manager, the Community Health Worker will work with various entities to implement various CCAC programs and activities as may be developed and implemented. The Community Health Worker will be an integral part of the CCAC team working toward achieving our mission in a variety of ways.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Schedule and conduct environmental home assessments.
  • Track and schedule appointments with clients and other CCAC community and business partners. When required, maintain confidential records containing client information.
  • Document various program and other information on appropriate report forms in a timely fashion in accordance with regulations and CCAC standards.
  • Assist Associate Director and or Program Manager in preparing and submitting monthly, quarterly and/or other progress reports to funders and contractors.
  • Provide outreach and educational presentations at various venues including but not limited to health fairs, community events, school staff and parents groups and others as needed to support the goals and mission of CCAC.
  • Act as a bridge to assist community resident in overcoming cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic and educational barriers to health.
  • Engage in other related CCAC duties as assigned.


Core Competencies

  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in individual and group settings; listens and requests clarifications as needed; responds well to questions.


  • Written Communication: Writes clearly; varies writing style to meet needs; presents data effectively; able to read and interpret written information; strong editing skills.


  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views; gives and welcomes feedback, contributing to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports staffs’ efforts to succeed


  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness. Generates suggestions for improving work. Develops innovative approaches and ideas.


Qualifications and Skills

  1. Demonstrate competency in communicating complicated health and other technical information to both adults and children.
  2. Experience working with community-based organizations preferred.
  3. English and Spanish fluency required.
  4. Ability to work independently, cooperatively and responsibly in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, to respond to community and client needs (Schedules will be created at least 2 weeks in advance).
  6. Demonstrated commitment to community education, environmental justice, and access to healthcare.
  7. Valid CA driver’s license required and own transportation.
  8. Demonstrated attention to detail, organization, reliability, flexibility and professionalism.
  9. Ability to lift 20 ponds.
  10. Must demonstrate the ability to be culturally competent in all respects.

Salary range:  $31,200-37,440 depending on education and experience

Classification: Full-Time, Hourly (40 hours)

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