Community Health Worker I

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Community Health Worker I

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Health Policy And Management

Proposed Minimum Salary

$14.77 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.”

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Community Health Worker I to serve as a member of the Public Health team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an intermediate-expert level of community-related experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting participants in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Job Summary:

The Community Health Worker I, under general supervision, works in the community with specific target populations, working closely with medical providers, primary care teams, and other agencies to improve patient care and outcomes.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Two years of related experience in public health, health outreach, and education..

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification, certified Community Health Worker (CHW), or able to successfully complete the CHW certification within three months of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to speak English and Spanish.

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends.

  • Willingness to travel as needed to community and program events.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Responsibilities:

  • Provides culturally appropriate support and information for community members through a series of structured visits, follow-up phone calls, and planned community events (e.g. health fairs, mobiles, well-women days)
  • Assists patients in reviewing cancer prevention screening care plans and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to policies and procedures in place.
  • Assists patients in completing the necessary paperwork, scheduling, qualifying and follow-up.
  • Assists patients in overcoming barriers in order to obtain needed medical care and social services.
  • Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources and service programs provided via community outreach efforts.
  • Accurately maintains reports and other information regarding client activity and personal contacts made.
  • Facilitates and coordinates services between health care providers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

    In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at Texas A&M University may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place

    In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



    Job Title

    Community Health Worker I

    Agency

    Texas A&M University Health Science Center

    Department

    Health Policy And Management

    Proposed Minimum Salary

    $14.77 hourly

    Job Location

    College Station, Texas

    Job Type

    Staff

    Job Description

    What we believe

    Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.”

    Who we are

    As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

    What we want

    The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Community Health Worker I to serve as a member of the Public Health team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an intermediate-expert level of community-related experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting participants in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

    Job Summary:

    The Community Health Worker I, under general supervision, works in the community with specific target populations, working closely with medical providers, primary care teams, and other agencies to improve patient care and outcomes.



    Required Education and Experience:

    • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Two years of related experience in public health, health outreach, and education..

    Required Licenses and Certifications:

    • Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification, certified Community Health Worker (CHW), or able to successfully complete the CHW certification within three months of employment.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

    • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
    • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to speak English and Spanish.

    Other Requirements or Other Factors:

    • Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends.

    • Willingness to travel as needed to community and program events.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

    • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

    Responsibilities:

    • Provides culturally appropriate support and information for community members through a series of structured visits, follow-up phone calls, and planned community events (e.g. health fairs, mobiles, well-women days)
    • Assists patients in reviewing cancer prevention screening care plans and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to policies and procedures in place.
    • Assists patients in completing the necessary paperwork, scheduling, qualifying and follow-up.
    • Assists patients in overcoming barriers in order to obtain needed medical care and social services.
    • Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources and service programs provided via community outreach efforts.
    • Accurately maintains reports and other information regarding client activity and personal contacts made.
    • Facilitates and coordinates services between health care providers.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

      Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

      In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at Texas A&M University may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place

      In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

      All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

      Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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