Provide in person support as needed to District of Columbia (DC) residents with screening and preventative health services that are essential for assisting DC residents with achieving a high-quality of life as a the primary goal in their plan of care.


Community Health Navigator (CHN) is responsible for conducting health outreach activities in accordance with Urgent Wellness requirements. The CHN provides District of Columbia (DC) residents with screening and preventative health services that are essential for assisting DC residents with achieving a high-quality of life as a the primary goal in their plan of care. Approximately 90% of the time, the CHN will be engaged in activities out in the community and/or the client’s natural setting.  


  • Manage a caseload of no more than 100 adults  
  • Assist the client in the development of health conscious life skills.  
  • Provide and coordinate referrals to make sure that the client receives the requested assistance.  
  • Conducts visits to the client home, hospital room and other natural settings.   
  • Transport or coordinate transportation for clients as needed.  
  • Provide health crisis intervention to clients as necessary.  
  • Improve or increase stability in the client’s level of functioning.  
  • Ensures that each client’s individualized health needs are met. 

REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates for the CHN role must have completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education or have at least three years of experience in a relevant human care service field. A minimum requirement of at least one-year of related human service activities. Excellent writing skills, knowledge of computers, Must have own transportation. Experience working in a community-based and multi-cultural setting is preferred.  

Most importantly, the successful candidate must be able to develop effective working relationships with the client population, be self-motivated and able to motivate others, be able to relate to individuals making significant life decisions, possess strong organizational skills, and have strong oral and written communication skills. The individual must also be computer proficient.  


The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.  

  • The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, clients, and program supplies as necessary. 
  • The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and higher home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.  
  • Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment. 
  • Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.  
  • The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.  
  • Occasionally ability to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.