Community Health Worker
Wayne, MI Healthy Families America
Job Type

WORK LOCATION: 17421 Telegraph Rd. Detroit, MI


Community Health Workers are responsible for conducting culturally appropriate community outreach activities including lay health education and access to services related to grant-specific community-based programs. The full time Community Health Worker will provide on-going, in-home services to a caseload of clients (in this instance, pregnant women/women whose infants are at high risk for morbidity, mortality or child abuse) based on the standards of the Healthy Families America Program. Case finding is done in the community. Follow-up home visits are an essential, ongoing aspect of this position. Clients are seen in eight Michigan communities that have been identified as high risk (Highland Park, Hamtramck, Inkster, Redford, Romulus, Van Buren Township (Belleville), Westland, and Taylor). 


  • Provide comprehensive home visiting services to eligible individuals and families in service area.
  • Participate in case finding and engage members of at-risk populations who may face obstacles to a healthy pregnancy and a positive pregnancy outcome.
  • Demonstrate culturally competent strategies to educate and motivate clients regarding healthy living and health- seeking partnerships or therapeutic alliances related to prenatal, postpartum and infant care.
  • Link client's health-to public health and other identified sources, based on identified risk.
  • Role-model effective behavior in interactions with family, official agencies, and health care providers.
  • Maintain a home visit caseload with the goal of reaching babies' first, second and third birthday.
  • Maintain confidentiality of protected health information.
  • Possess excellent oral, written and listening communication skills.
  • Maintain current paper and electronic records of all client contacts using correct, Standard English. Enter data into electronic data bases from assessment instruments as assigned.
  • Alert program staff regarding client needs for other social service agency referral, as indicated.
  • Compile, prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner.
  • Participate in weekly case conferences, group counseling and client evaluations as necessary.
  • Attend appropriate community resource meetings and trainings as assigned.
  • Participate in personal and professional development of self and others.
  • Perform related duties as assigned/required.


  • Minimum one to two years of paid documented experience in a public health or health care setting performing outreach or other community-based functions, home visits or case management as part of a team, and/or prior community outreach experience with specific experiences with the maternal/child at risk population is preferred.
  • Possess a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and have an acceptable, safe driving record.
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, medical conditions and experience is required.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Early Childhood Education or an acceptable related field from an accredited college or university. 


  • Ability to follow instructions, directives, policies and procedures, as well as any changes to them, in an efficient and proficient manner.
  • Responsibility for customer service and cultural competence training.
  • Responsibility for familiarity with maternal/child assessment instruments.
  • Responsible for outreach to targeted populations; presentations at collaborating agencies as assigned; attending health fairs as the agency representative and creating community connections for client, families and the Wayne County Health, Human and Veterans Services.
  • Traveling for training/ updates; either in state or out of state as needed.

SALARY: $19.71 hourly


  • 401a & 403b
  • Health insurance, Dental insurance, and Vision insurance 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

** Applicants must be presently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. E.O.E.**

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Mail or Fax resume and/or cover sheet to:

Southeastern Michigan Health Association

Attention: Elaine Bradley (HFA Program Manager)

3011 West Grand Boulevard

200 Fisher Building

Detroit, MI 48202 

Fax: (313) 873-6504


** This position is supported by a grant or private funding with the Wayne County Health Department and is renewed annually as funds are available. ** 

Salary Description
$19.71 Hourly