Community Health Worker

York, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 71889

Job Description:


This role of Community Health Worker will collaborate with community partners in identifying vulnerable populations requiring support obtaining community resources and health care connections. Ideally, this candidate will be familiar with York City and the surrounding areas and well versed in community resources and supports. Bilingual candidates preferred.



Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Assesses needs of population, patient or individual on an ongoing basis. Identifies barriers to care and makes appropriate recommendations for follow-up or referral.
  2. Educates community members, either individually or in groups, about how to access and/or use the health care system. Shares relevant concerns from community members with medical providers or others within the health care system.
  3. Identifies and utilizes culturally appropriate outreach strategies to provide specific health promotion and disease prevention education to specific population groups. This may include, but is not limited to: developing and coordinating a network of community lay leaders; implementing community education and screening events, and; conducting relevant follow-up with participants.
  4. Assists, as requested, in the coordination of care for clients/patients. This may include, but is not limited to: facilitating enrollment in public health insurance and charity care; conducting site visits with at-risk patients/clients, and; providing a cultural context for effective medical care and behavior change as part of a clinical care team.
  5. Evaluates program outcomes/service effectiveness through tracking participation levels, conducting participant surveys, reviewing chart records, and engaging patient in regular follow-ups.
  6. Documents and maintains accurate and confidential records of client interventions.
  7. Actively participates on community coalitions and boards as an advocate for specific populations and as a liaison for WellSpan Health



  • Minimum Experience:
    • One year in a community related position
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Required Courses:
    • Basic knowledge of disease prevention/health promotion
  • Skills:
    • Good communications and interpersonal skills; ability to make meaningful observations and
    • reports; proven organizational and motivational skills; ability to work cooperatively as part of a
    • team and with minimal supervision; ability to communicate in Spanish preferred
    • Must possess a valid PA driver's license; Residency in service area preferred
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)