Community Health Worker
The community health worker (CHW) serves as a bridge between the community and the health care, government and social service systems.
Job scope includes:
- Provide clients with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses.
- Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
- Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
- Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.