Job TitleCommunity Health Worker Coordinator/Instructor
DepartmentHealth and Wellness
BA or BS degree in a related field, such as Public Health, Health Education, or Social Work
• 4+ Years of work experience in the field of Social Work, Public Health, Health Education or Community Health Work
• Completion of Community Health Worker training and qualified to teach Community Health Worker and related coursework
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills.
2. Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
4. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.
5. Ability to make presentations to large audiences.
6. Competence with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
7. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
8. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.
The Coordinator/Instructor is responsible for course preparation, delivery, grading, and records management. The instructor will work closely with his or her Director on matters related to and for the benefit of the Community Health Worker course and its students. More specifically, the instructor is responsible for the following:
1. Schedule and teach all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction;
2. Assist with student registration;
3. Be fully prepared with a syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with the stated objectives of the course;
4. Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with institutional rules and regulations;
5. Maintain complete course and student records, reports, and forms;
6. Participate in the curriculum development and monitoring process;
7. Make recommendations for additions to, or upgrading of, curriculum, course materials, equipment, and textbooks;
8. Share course materials and insights with other faculty members;
9. Keep up-to-date and in contact with local employers regarding appropriateness of course/program content;
10. Stay current with developments in the field of instruction;
11. Utilize additional community resources in instruction (i.e., field trips, presentations by guest speakers) relevant to course objectives;
12. Schedule and teach the “train the trainer” course to increase teaching capacity as needed;
13. Communicate and coordinate with the community organizations requesting the training;
14. Partner with the NCDHHS Office of Rural Health and UNC Pembroke to facilitate the statewide data collection for the implementation of the CHW program;
15. Coordinate volunteer opportunities for the CHWs to obtain required community service hours;
16. Collaborate with the coordinator for the mobile health van to develop and schedule opportunities;
17. Plan for future internship and work-based learning opportunities;
18. Collaborate with WIOA and community partners for learning opportunities;
19. Coordinate and expand partnerships with community and health care organizations that need CHW training;
20. Sit on multiple local and statewide committees and working groups to promote and define CHW roles and responsibilities;
21. Introduce strategies to ensure that CHW training is routed through Durham Tech;
22. Build community partnerships, attend career fairs and other events;
23. Participate in the statewide discussion to develop a bridge program for those who had the prior 48-hour CHW training;
24. Develop additional pathways from the CHW role;
25. Participate in the ongoing planning for the role of the CHW beyond COVID-19; and,
26. Create continuing education classes for CHW’s to maintain their certification.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to move between classrooms, buildings, and campuses
• Ability to express or exchange ideas
• Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.
• Good eye/hand dexterity.
Required Working HoursUp to a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
Job TypeFull Time Faculty
Hiring Range$52K - $60K annually
Open Until FilledYes