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Sanford Health Community Health Worker - Community Services in Webster, South Dakota

Job Title: Community Health Worker | Community Services | Webster

City: Webster

State: SD

Department : ENT Cargill Grant Admin - Webster

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Community Health Worker (CHW) will serve as a bridge between under-served communities and the health and social service systems.

As a non-clinical role, work within the patient-centered medical home model, which embraces a team approach to chronic disease self-management. Provide information and assistance to help patients navigate a complex health and human services system. Strong advocacy and raising awareness of individual and community health needs are necessary for efficient and culturally sensitive work.

Must strive to build capacity for access to services and community engagement. Strong communication skills from a non-judgmental perspective will be necessary to engage patients in their own care, articulate clearly and effectively when advocating for patients and community groups, and assist members in understanding and effectively navigating complex health systems. Effective active listening skills are essential. Actively engage in relationship building and work from a team-based perspective.

Collaborate on goal setting and care planning within an inter-professional team context. Required to give presentations to community groups, and requires strong public speaking and presentation skills that include diplomacy and tact. Strong organization skills and the ability to anticipate future planning needs is required. Effective coordination skills are necessary in facilitating appointment attendance and individual plans of care. Serves as a point person for issues and related solutions while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Hold knowledge and experience of ethnic and cultural populations, government partners, community stakeholders, and other organizations. Model effective problem solving skills to empower patients to take an active role in their health care. Must have a thorough understanding of self-efficacy theory and its application when working with others who have chronic disease. Embrace cultural sensitivity when seeking information and working with others.

Documents completion of assigned activities and support of community members as required. Provide services under supervision as directed by state or other regulatory requirements. Strictly adhere to the scope of their duties and will not give medical advice under any circumstance. Strong adherence to all patient privacy laws in health care settings and the community is essential.


Exhibits a personal standard of excellence marked by honesty and integrity. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Demonstrates a personal commitment to contributing to others' well-being. Listens effectively to patient and family members regarding health. Identifies and considers alternative approaches to situations or problems. Helps others adapt to changing environments and accept new situations. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Identifies resources and support mechanisms available to patients and clients. Coaches patients and families on how to be proactive in managing their own care.


This is a part-time opportunity. Schedule will vary including weekends per patients' needs.


A minimum of two years of college in a health care related field is required, bachelors degree preferred.

Preferred qualifications include a minimum of three years of ambulatory care experience, experience in community outreach, and/or working knowledge of various integrated systems of care in the community. Personal experience living with a chronic health condition is preferred.

Motivational Interviewing skills are required with training, to be completed within six months of hire.

Proof of certificate from a Community Health Worker program is required upon hire or within six months.

Must have a valid drivers license.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Webster

State: SD

Job Function: Customer Support Services

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD07234