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Community Health Worker

Posted: June 25, 2024
Salary:US$20 - US$22 per hour + benefits, sick time, 401k
Job type: Contract
Work Location:Hybrid

Job description

Now Hiring - Remote Field Assessor / Community Health Worker

Requires daily travel to and from appointments at Provider offices, beneficiary homes, and other community meeting locations within a specific region of Arkansas

How far will the talent be traveling in a day (Avg. distance) - Must live in one of the cities listed to be hired to work in that city. Will only travel up to 60 miles around your home base

Locations: Forrest City to Wynne, Hot Springs, Nashville, Pine Bluff, Harrison (must live in one of these cities OR close by as you will drive no more than 1 hour per home visit)

More context on the reason you're hiring these folks? - Functional assess is an entry way into assigning medicare services to beneficiaries across the state of AR

The assessment is part of their entry into this type of care, identify type of services they need to get the quality of life they want to have. Their client is AR Medicaid, DHS is Medicaid in AR. Has to start as contractors, get trained, possible to go FTE based on attendance/performance.

Is documentation done at the location or after the appointment? - Behavioral health assessment, from start to finish 45-1 hour and are documenting real time. Connect to the network. Goal is to complete documentation right there. Sometimes will go out into the car where you finish up and put finishing touches on it. Start to finish once up to speed, 45-1 hour.

Development Disabled (DD) assessment takes a little longer, 90 minutes or so - will know in the system if it's DD or behavioral. Will be cross trained to do both assessments.

What metrics or KPIs are in place for this role? - Depends on in person versus telephonic, could be 6 a day (behavioral) for DD assessor 4-5. If all are telephonic 5 or 6 could be done in one day

How many telephonic vs in person: they don't know, but if brand new referral and client has not had assessment it will be in person.

Any ride alongs with training? - YES, last few days of training - Last few days are shadowing Sr. assessor. Then they are shadowed when they do few assessments.

Work Hours: 7:30-5pm, 1 day a week they start at 7am for training

Additional Notes:

They will issue them a work computer, hotspot and cell phone. Could travel up to 2 hour one way. They reduce workload when they have to travel.


Need to have 4 year degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.

Experience with behavioral health population, or with developmentally disabled

Typically training is 2 weeks, maybe 2.5 weeks. ALL VIRTUAL, until ride-alongs.

Mileage: Reimbursed