admin News February 21, 2018

 Job Summary- The CHW is responsible for the care coordination and case management of families enrolled in the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative.

 Responsibilities and Duties

  • Enrolls and case manages yearly, at least 50 pregnant or postpartum women and their infants up to two years of age, and their families, using a home-visiting model
  • Assists with the on-going care coordination to pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to two years and their families
  • Administers depression screens to program participants and makes appropriate referrals
  • Assures referral and/or enrollment of program participants and their families in health coverage under the ACA in greater Kansas City
  • Develops a plan of care with the program participant and modifies plan when appropriate
  • Provides assistance in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services which are culturally appropriate
  • Prepares monthly reports for the Evaluation Team
  • Recruits program participants to participate in the Community Action Network
  • Assists with providing referral resources to significant other males and fathers of the children enrolled in the program

 Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, or related field experience

Qualification Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the maternal and child area
  • Familiarity with the neighborhood services
  • Experience with grassroots organizations and coalescing neighborhoods and their residents
  • Ability to work effectively with project staff and to be a team player
  • Capacity to maintain full confidentiality of program participant information and data


Minimum Qualifications: One of the two open positions requires bilingual English/Spanish. The Community Health Worker should be very familiar with the community service area and urban neighborhoods, and comfortable working with a diverse population. Ability to work independently to achieve program goals.

 Benefits: Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a copy of your résumé to info@mchc.net

NOTE: Applications received without a letter of interest AND résumé will not be considered.

Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition.