Community Health Worker - req# 5323
Community Health Worker
|Working Title||Community Health Worker|
The UNM Health Science Center, Office for Community Health seeks Community Health Workers (CHW’s) or Promotoras to work on various projects in a variety of settings, including clinical environments such as the Emergency Department or primary care clinics, the Re-entry Resource Center with recently released inmates from the Metropolitan Detention Center, community-based organizations and on campus-based research projects.
Under indirect supervision, CHWs work closely with specific populations to assist them in accessing resources (housing, food, transportation, childcare benefits, financial assistance, social services, educational opportunities, etc.). CHWs will work in various environments directly with individuals with social needs and will also do home visits and work at the main office doing follow ups with patients, writing reports and entering data.
The ideal candidates should have a passion for helping others, specially individuals in crisis. They also should be bilingual (Spanish-English) and familiar with local resources and services available Bernalillo County. This is an ongoing posting for various projects; please indicate in your cover letter if there is a specific project you are interested in.
|Conditions of Employment|
High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||FCM/Office of Community Health (160U)|
|Staff Type||Term - Full-Time|
|Term End Date||06/30/2019|
|Pay||$12.38 - $18.57 hourly|
|Benefits Eligible||This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.|
|ERB Statement||Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.|
|Background Check Required||Yes|
|For Best Consideration Date||6/15/2018|
|Application Instructions||Please include a cover letter describing your experience assisting individuals in accessing resources in Bernalillo County.It is required that your application reflects that you meet the minimum qualifications in the Education and Employment History sections. Please provide at least three (3)supervisory references.|
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.