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Community Health Worker

Company:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Category:
Health and Medical Services
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
Amarillo

38151BR

Position Description
Performs responsible and complex duties associated with a specialized function of a Community Health Worker. Duties may vary, but can be generally described as: planning, assigning, coordinating, directing, scheduling, evaluating, verifying, training, and processing of information. A thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and methods for the area of responsibility is required. Initiative and independent judgments are frequently exercised in formulating procedures or methods, and in program coordination. Work is performed under general supervision within University policies and procedures. Job performance is based upon overall operation effectiveness.

Campus
HSC - Amarillo

Department: Infant Risk Center Ama

Major/Essential Functions
This position will support the efforts of a new initiative entitled VIBRANT MOMS. VIBRANT MOMS is an NIH-funded, community-based project with the goal to identify maternal health needs, identify barriers to address these needs, and understand community priorities for the development of strategies to work with vulnerable maternal patient populations. The Community Health Worker (CHW) role will be vital to the success of the project throughout the Texas Panhandle. Counties where the project will take place include Deaf Smith, Gray, Parmer, Potter, Randall and Swisher Counties. Ultimately, the goal of the project is to develop strategies to implement evidence-based interventions to improve care coordination and maternal health in the Texas Panhandle. The CHW role will be critical to community outreach, participant enrollment, and engagement. The CHW will have various duties as an integral team member of a community engagement research study (NIH funded) that examines maternal health disparities in the Texas Panhandle. Regular communication with the research team and community partners will be essential. This position will require travel to rural and urban counties in the Texas Panhandle for rapport building, recruitment, coordinating, participation in meetings, data collection, and other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and research team. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Required Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent.  Three years progressively responsible CHW experience. Additional education and/or related experience to equal three years may substitute on a year for year basis. Community Health Worker Certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Community Health Worker Certification, in the process of obtaining certification, will obtain certification within the first six months of employment. Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of Word, Excel, and database entry. Demonstrated ability to work with a team of healthcare professionals and community members. Able to work a flexible schedule, may include day, evening, and weekend hours. To meet program needs, personal transportation with current driver's license and insurance are required.

Ability to communicate fluently in writing and speaking both English and Spanish. Previous experience with target populations and/or community health/outreach experience preferred. Preference for residence in one of the counties involved in this project. Experience in CHW training and/or CHW Instructor certification.

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.

Pay Basis: Hourly

Pay Grade Minimum
15.00

Pay Grade Maximum
23.87

Schedule Details
Varies

Travel Required: Up to 75%

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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