Open Positions

Application Accommodations:

If you are unable or limited in your ability to access our career website as a result of a physical or mental impairment, please contact Human Resources at (616) 331-2215 or to request a reasonable accommodation. You may also access this resource to request accommodations prior to or during the interview process. Your privacy is important to us, therefore, we will only share information regarding accommodations on a need to know basis.

HRSA - NEPQR:BHI Grant: Community Health Worker - Kirkhof College of Nursing

Apply now Job no: 493503
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Summary: The NEPQR Community Health Worker will be an integral part of a 3-year HRSA: NEPQR-BHI grant team, assisting with patient care and services coordination in collaboration with the mental health team and supervising psychiatrist. They will assist patients in navigating health and human services such as transportation and food. They will provide after-hours support for residents with mental health crises.

FTE:  0.5

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • High school diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Experience working with vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and/or Microsoft Outlook

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience working with Medicaid and Medicare populations
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation or successful completion of CHW Training Program within 180 days of hire
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Social Work and/or Healthcare Administration

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The candidate will be a member of an interdisciplinary team based at the GVSU Family Health Center (FHC) and will deploy to three Dwelling Place (DP) residential locations: Herkimer Apartments, Commerce Courtyard Apartments, and Verne Barry Place. They will be placed at the sites in the evening hours after regular DP staff have completed their workday. The CHW will be responsible for implementing grant expectations including, but not limited to:

  • Being on-site at least four evenings a week to assist with patient care and services coordination, serving as a liaison between the DP residents and members of the grant team, especially the behavioral health team.
  • Collaborating with the mental health team and supervising psychiatrist.
  • Obtaining training and applying learned skills in Adult Mental Health First Aid to residents experiencing a crisis.
  • Working in collaboration with DP staff who work with the residents on a daily basis
  • Participating in the following meetings: grant Advisory Board, focus groups, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE), and grant team meetings
  • Participating in monthly site visits with the Project Manager (PM) and/or Project Director (PD).
  • Participating in team huddles.
  • Assisting with transportation arrangements to and from primary and/or behavioral care visits for the residents.
  • Assisting DP residents in signing up for Social Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid (MC).

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Independent judgment and functioning with accountability for own actions, accuracy of work, and supervision of actions and accuracy of work of others
  • Effective communication and coordination between the Principle Investigator, Project Manager, GVSU FHC staff, community members, students, and other faculty/staff

Salary:  As outlined in HRSA NEPQR-BHI Grant

Department/Division:  Kirkhof College of Nursing

Campus: GVSU Family Health Center, GVSU Center for Health Sciences

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Applicant Login

Login to check status of existing applications

Applicant Login

Filter Results

Work type