The Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative has openings for two (2) Community Health Workers. 

Job Summary

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for the care coordination and case management of families enrolled in the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Enrolls and case manages yearly, at least 50 pregnant or postpartum women and their infants up to two years of age, and their families, using a home-visiting model
  • Assists with the on-going care coordination of pregnant and postpartum women and infants up to two years and their families
  • Administers depression screens to program participants and makes appropriate referrals
  • Assures referral and/or enrollment of program participants and their families in health coverage under the ACA in greater Kansas City
  • Develops a plan of care with the program participant and modifies plan when appropriate
  • Provides assistance in locating, expediting, and coordinating medical and psycho-social services which are culturally appropriate
  • Prepares monthly reports for the Evaluation Team
  • Recruits program participants to participate in the Community Action Network
  • Assists with providing referral resources to significant other males and fathers of the children enrolled in the program

Qualifications and Skills

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, or related field experience

Qualification Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the maternal and child area
  • Familiarity with the neighborhood services
  • Experience with grassroots organizations and coalescing neighborhoods and their residents
  • Ability to work effectively with project staff and to be a team player
  • Capacity to maintain full confidentiality of program participant information and data

Minimum Qualifications: One of the two open positions requires bilingual English/Spanish. The Community Health Worker should be very familiar with the community service area and urban neighborhoods, and comfortable working with a diverse population. Ability to work independently to achieve program goals.


Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Open until filled.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a copy of your résumé to

NOTE: Applications received without a letter of interest AND résumé will not be considered.