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Community Health Worker II

Texas A&M University

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Job Title

Community Health Worker II

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Health Behavior

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

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 Community Health Worker II, under general supervision, recruits patients for the clinical practice, assesses community health needs, and connects patients to social and community support resources. Assists in data collection and program assessment. Provides periodic support to outpatient clinic functions.

What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Other Requirements and Factors:

Work beyond normal office hours including adaptable work hours on weekends/evenings. Will require occasional travel outside of Harris County as well as substantial travel within Harris County in the Manchester, Houston, TX area. Must have reliable transportation to complete work-related travel. Will require the ability to temporarily store data in home residence. This is a 2-year grant-funded position and is therefore contingent on securing future funding.

Why Texas A&M University? 

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes. 

  • Health , dental , vision , life and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays 

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas 

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more 

  • Employee Tuition Assistance and Educational Release time   for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Four years of experience in public relations, outreach, training, or related areas.

Required Licensure and Certification:

  • Must have valid State of TX Driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

  • Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification, certified CHW and/or CHWI, Promotora Certification of Training, or ability to successfully complete Promotora Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

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

  • Strong computer literacy including ability to troubleshoot and provide technological support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of health care education.

  • Two years of related experience as a Community Health Worker working with Spanish-speaking community members, stakeholders, and completing research and outreach activities.

  • Public relations and marketing experience.

  • Experience with assisting or leading training efforts.

  • Experience with data collection and data management efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Planning & Implementation: Participates in participant recruitment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation including managing appointments, developing program material, assisting support staff in the flow of participants and data collection. Participates in research and scholarly activities related to health promotion and disease prevention. Coordinates appointments, ensuring that appropriate records are available.

  • Program Events: Plans, organizes, and participates in community outreach events, health fairs, and community advisory board meetings. Connects patients to social and community support resources.

  • Program Communication: Communicates with “Together for a Better Tomorrow” participants, serving as a liaison between program research staff, community members, and stakeholders.

  • Data Management: Manages program data to meet program and participant needs, including coordination and communication of program records. 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.

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.

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