Community Health Worker — Change Point

Reno, NV | Full Time

Do you have impressive talent?  Can you make the impossible possible?  Northern Nevada HOPES is seeking a fantastic and radical Community Health Worker! We are looking for someone with experience working with under-served, marginalized populations.  Have you dedicated yourself to improving judgement free care focused on helping individuals and meeting them where they are in life? Do you like connecting with people from all walks of life, working throughout our community to provide harm reduction and connection to care and resources? Then we are looking for you! Rather than providing a typical cover letter, show me your passion for advocacy! Provide stories of your impactful work, how you were able to implement change in difficult environments, or what gaps you want to fulfill in our Northern Nevada Community. Share with us your achievements, awards, and goals.

Here is Why HOPES changes lives:

We want you to bring value, and feel valued every day!  We are a non-profit community health center that provides healthcare to medically under-served populations.  HOPES programs address conditions that often challenge people with stigma, isolation, addiction, mental health, hunger and homelessness.  Help to make our world class syringe services program and wellness clinic provide new and innovative paths to healthcare for our patients.

JOB Must Haves:

  • MUST love to be challenged, because you will be daily
  • MUST have experience working with underserved populations especially populations experiencing homelessness and mental health issues
  • MUST be open minded and non-judgmental of clients accessing care at Change Point
  • MUST be interested in providing outreach services
  • Good working knowledge of: HIV , STI testing, & Hepatitis risk reduction,  state laboratory and health related certifications for testers using CLIA-Waived Rapid Point of Care Tests
  • Know, learn, and keep up to date with the Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction philosophy.
  • Understand the functions of a syringe services program
  • Comfortable candidly discussing sex, sexuality and substance use
  • Experience working with street youth, injection drug users, other relevant substance-using populations and at-risk adults; knowledge of HIPAA is super-duper!
  • Love to learn something new every day
  • Bachelor’s degree or formal studies in nursing, public health, HIV or social work OR equivalent practical work experience preferred
  • Ability to understand and respond with appropriate sensitivity to diverse populations is key
  • Well-developed presentation skills and the ability to present ideas to diverse audiences
  • Brag to us about your stories and how you’ve creatively recruited or brought in patients , developed new programming, or what you have done that has changed a person’s life.
  • Perform a broad range of simultaneous tasks, we may be pulled different directions at the same time, personal skill to identify and prioritize is also vital
  • Be nice; for some people you will interact with you may be the only person who is nice to them

Email:  | Fax: (775)236-0623

Employee Benefits

  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off in first year
  • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 401(k) plan, employer matches up to 4%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental benefits available
  • Discounted Fitness Membership
  • Continuing Education for Licensed Professionals

Apply Online

  1. Download and complete our Employment Application.
  2. Email your completed Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to Northern Nevada HOPES’ Human Resources department by clicking here, or by faxing to 775-236-0623.

Questions? Call Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.

Contact Us

If you have questions about current job openings or the application process, please contact: Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.