Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker (CHW) works collaboratively with Home-Delivered Meal program to support the health and wellness needs of MOWRI clients. The CHW will be an important part of a team providing support, care coordination, resources and referrals. This is a part-time, hourly position for 27.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday with the hours of 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Serve as a link between MOWRI clients and health/social services

· Conduct outreach to clients identified as high risk

· Assess clients to identify medical, social, and safety needs

· Make referrals to appropriate services and agencies

· Maintain database/documentation when visits/referrals are made

· Collaborate with community partners to connect clients with support and services

· Attend health fairs, community meetings and other outreach activities 

· Participate in training and professional development opportunities

· Support the activities of day-to-day of the home delivered meal program

· Serve as back-up to other staff as needed

· Attend and participate in staff meetings 

· Other duties as assigned

· 1-3 years of experience in community health or outreach

· Experience working with older adults

· Community Health Worker Certification  or ability to obtain it within 18 months of hire

· Bilingual/Spanish Speaking, preferred 

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Substitute Driver

Overview

The mission of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is to meet the nutritional and  special needs of older adults and other populations to help them maintain their independence. Since 1969, from Westerly to Woonsocket our staff and volunteers serve 1,500 meals each day. While the Home-Delivered Meal Program is the most recognized service, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island also has a Capital City Café Program, a Restaurant Voucher Program, Pet Food Program and a Senior Wish Program for those in need.


Summary

The Substitute Driver supports the day to day operation of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s home delivered meal program. This includes ensuring there are sufficient meals for the route, delivering meals, conducing a safety check and providing home bound seniors an opportunity for socialization.

This is a per diem position; Monday through Friday with core hours of 9:00 am - 2:30 pm; as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Drive a Meals on Wheels of RI delivery vehicle

· Ensure that sufficient entrées and cold packs are available for each recipient

· Conduct a safety check upon meal delivery and report concerns

· Provide client an opportunity for socialization

· Deliver menus, greeting cards and any other informational material

· Keep delivery vehicle clean

· Report any damage to delivery vehicle

· Deliver emergency shelf stable food/frozen dinners to clients, as needed

· Adhere to the Employee Handbook and Driver Rules & Regulations

· Attend and participate in staff meetings and special events

· Other duties as assigned


Compensation

$15.00 per hour. Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

· 1-3 years driving experience

· Valid driver’s license and good driving record

· Experience working with older populations, preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Commitment to the mission of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island

· Possesses high energy, positive attitude, dedication

· Must be able to lift 20 pounds

· Must be able to climb stairs

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