Job Description

Community Health Worker for Cancer Care Health Equity

Fair Haven Community Health Care 

FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 130,000 office visits in 17 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is “To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive.”

For over 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.

Job purpose

Reporting to the Program Manager for Cancer Care, the Cancer Care Community Health Worker is the community ambassador, educator, and navigator for cancer prevention at Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC). The role coordinates FHCHC’s patient-facing efforts at preventing cancers of all types, including breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung. The role effectively communicates about cancer prevention in ways that resonate with communities served by FHCHC.

This is a grant funded position with expectation for continued support.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform direct outreach to patients requiring cancer screening to provide education and navigation
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to ensure access to screening for key population groups
  • Serve as a community-facing point person for cancer prevention in the communities served by and surrounding FHCHC
  • Review gaps-in-care reports generated by the electronic health record to identify target patients
  • Work collaboratively with clinical teams to meet cancer screening goals
  • Screen for and address the social determinants of health that may prevent access to cancer screening among FHCHC patients
  • Contribute to social media and other media campaigns for cancer screening education
  • Performs other duties as directed by supervisor


The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree (or associate’s degree with relevant work history) and demonstrated knowledge of communities in New Haven City. Bilingual English/Spanish is required. Proficiency with Microsoft office is also required. Experience in health care and experience with electronic medical records systems are highly desirable

Direction of Others


American with Disabilities Requirements:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business nee


How to Apply

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Fair Haven Community Health Care New Haven