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Sacramento: Peer Community Health Worker



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About the Role

The Peer Community Health Worker (PCHW) is a full-time position employed by Cal Voices that works closely with clinicians, and social workers, and case managers in Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Integrated Care (CIC). PCHWs combine the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists and Community Health Workers to help Kaiser Members manage their chronic physical and behavioral health conditions, prevent emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations, address social drivers of health, and improve health outcomes. PCHWs use their lived experiences of wellness, resilience, and recovery to provide peer mentoring and emotional support; personal wellness and recovery planning; health education; system navigation, linkage, and referrals; and self-help support groups to Kaiser Members. PCHWs must possess thorough knowledge of available community resources in the greater Sacramento region and be capable of supporting others using strengths-based, recovery-focused approaches that are non-clinical and relationship-based. This is a fast-paced work environment where new tasks unexpectedly arise and priorities frequently shift, so organization, effective time management, flexibility, internal motivation, ethics, integrity, and personal responsibility are also essential. Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification or a Community Health Worker Certificate is required within 90 days of hire.

Cal Voices is a peer-run, grassroots behavioral health advocacy agency. As such, candidates must have personal lived experience of recovery from a behavioral health challenge and possess credibility with diverse cultural communities and members of traditionally underserved populations (e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, refugees, former foster youth, unhoused, criminal legal system involvement, etc.). Qualified individuals who have participated in public behavioral health services in any California county, are familiar with Kaiser Permanente’s system of care, are bilingual/bicultural, and/or identify as members of traditionally underserved populations are strongly desired. Spanish language fluency is also desired.


Personal Qualifications (A + B)
- A. Lived experience of recovery from a behavioral health challenge; and
- B. Credibility with diverse cultural communities and members of traditionally underserved populations

Education and Work Experience (A + B)
- A. A high school diploma or an associate’s degree in a relevant field (psychology, public health, sociology, social work, human services, etc.); and
- B. Two years or 2,000 hours of paid or volunteer work experience performing the core duties of this position (Peer Support Services and/or Community Health Worker services)

- A valid class "C" California driver license
- Immediate access to reliable personal transportation throughout the workday
- An auto insurance coverage that meets the minimum legal requirement in California
- Ability to perform all of the Job Duties for this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation
- Possession of the Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for this position
- Ability to meet all of the Physical and Mental Requirements for this position
- Willingness to submit to a criminal background and basic health screening, if offered this position

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