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Community Health Worker

Agriculture / Life Science


Community Health Worker

  • 524225
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Hourly Wage/Part-Time
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Community Health Worker will have three primary responsibilities. They will promote awareness of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Diabetes Prevention Program (VCE DPP), they will act as a liaison between Medicaid eligible individuals with prediabetes and the VCE DPP Lifestyle Coaches for the enrollment into the program, and will support Medicaid enrollees throughout the program to address social determinants of health needs and remove barriers to retention. To accomplish this the CHW will attend community health events relevant to diabetes across the state with a particular focus in Central Virginia, establish communication and referral systems to the VCE DPP with physician practices in Central Virginia, make contact with individuals on Medicaid referred to the VCE DPP program, and provide CHW services to all enrollees in the VCE DPP program who have Medicaid as their primary insurance. The CHW will also attend regular project team meetings, maintain appropriate records of their activities and outcomes, and assist in preparation of funder reports.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have certification as a Community Health Worker. Experience with diabetes prevention education, and certification as a lifestyle coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program is desirable. Good organizational and communication skills, and ability and/or experience working in coalitions or collaborations. Positions are located in Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Petersburg Counties, Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in individual assessment of social determinants of health needs using the PRAPARE tool. Previous experience working with individuals to address their social determinants of health needs. Familiarity with the communities of Central Virginia including Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Amelia, Petersburg, and surrounding counties.

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$16.56 - $25.00/hr.

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Additional Information

Positions are located in Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Petersburg Counties, Virginia.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Carlin Rafie at crafie@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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