COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
Scope of Job:
Responsible for providing outreach education services within the
scope of a given project in order to meet program requirements.
Serve as a health advocate and provide basic information regarding
clinic and community services to promote clinic services and
Description of Duties:
• Coordinates and participates in community events such as health
fairs and community forums, as a representative of the
• Participates in, coordinates, and/or attends to specific health
issues/appointments with assigned community residents while abiding
by all HIPAA standards.
• Conducts community presentations and other needed outreach
activities in order to reach out to target populations.
• Builds networks by reaching out through community events,
community-based agencies and any other community event to motivate,
educate, promote and encourage the participation of the
• Participates in mandatory trainings and conferences related to
the program to keep current with applicable changes and knowledge
of awareness and preventive measures in the specific areas of
health that are being advocated.
• Assesses the outreach activities implemented in order to properly
determine the needs of the community.
• Tracks community events and or services provided that he/she
participates in and data related to classes and workshops.
• Assists Health Educator/project coordinator by obtaining
resources and/or recording data in order to meet the goals and
• Maintains inventory of health education/outreach materials
necessary to conduct outreach efforts.
• May assist with the development of materials and other resources
needed to conduct outreach efforts.
• May participate in IRB approved research projects.
• May perform other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
• High School Diploma/GED• Bilingual(English/Spanish).
• Current Certification as Promotora/Community Health Worker by the
State of Texas, or complete certification within six months of
hire.• Texas Driver’s License or ability to obtain within six weeks
Some experience related the duties stated above.
Use of standard office equipment and other electronic
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; frequent travel in the Rio Grande Valley will
be required with some occasional overnight travel outside the
Good organizational skills, communication skills and interpersonal
skills are recommended. Ability to work with diverse groups of
people and build relationships within communities. Strong
interpersonal skills to make community connections and build
relationships with the target patient/client/community base.
Ability to successfully operate electronic medical records with
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas
Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting
applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after
meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you
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detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/33985