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Requisition ID:  20966

Community Health Worker

What You'll Be Doing:

The role of the Community Health Worker (CHW) is to support the community engagement aspects of faculty research projects by working closely with the faculty supervisor (Dr. Ashley Meredith) and community partner Gennesaret Free Clinic in Indianapolis. The CHW will be trained to conduct community-based research and will contribute to study participant recruitment, informed consent, data collection, and dissemination of findings and resulting interventions. The CHW will also provide health education and resource navigation services to community members as a trusted and collaborative source of information for their clients.


The CHW will screen and connect individuals to Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) including medication access, safe housing, language/literacy skills, and many more, among patients that have chronic disease states such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. 
In this environment, we are primarily working with populations who have experienced:

  • Food insecurity, homelessness, immigration, substance use disorder (SUD), and many more


As part of our education, we will provide the CHW with:

  • Brief action planning training
  • Trauma informed training

What We're Looking For:


Education and Experience
Must have:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • Must have CHW certification or complete CHW training and achieve certification within first six (6) weeks of hire
  • Expected to work in Indianapolis at least 3-4 days per week



  • Has a strong desire to influence change in their community and has a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a community health worker, community builder or volunteer
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrate strong ability to work with diverse populations, including:
    • Populations that differ in areas including, but not limited to educational status, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, disabilities, and gender
  • People with lived experiences related to primary populations


Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue  
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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