Community Health Worker (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

Date Posted:

Friday, April 19, 2024


Public Health


$21.82 - $27.66 per hour.


Full Time - 40 hours per week


Open until filled

Position Objectives:

Community Health Worker
Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
Serving Cottonwood and Jackson Counties 

Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services (DVHHS) currently has a full time opening for a Community Health Worker. Primary job duties include serving as the liaison/link/intermediary between public health and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.  A CHW assists with building health equity capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. 

Minimum qualifications of education and experience for this position: This job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification or the successful completion of the CHW Certification from an accredited (14-17 credit level course) program within 3 years of employment.  

This position is open until filled. To apply for this position, please complete the job application at DVHHS Job Board. 


This position is classified in Grade 9 of the DVHHS Compensation Plan with a full pay range of $21.82 - $27.66 per hour. 


This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week with a full benefit package which includes Public Employee Retirement pension. 


In order to ensure the safety of citizens, employees and property, DVHHS has adopted a drug and alcohol testing policy which applies to all candidates being considered for employment with DVHHS. A Drug and Alcohol test must be completed within 24 hours of all contingent verbal offers of employment, unless alternate scheduling arrangements are approved by Human Resources office.