Job Description

Community Health Worker

Requisition IDreq5323
Working TitleCommunity Health Worker
Position Grade09
Position Summary

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.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to a pre-placement medical clearance through Employee Occupational Health Services.
  • Fingerprinting, and subsequent clearance, may be required for this position depending on assignment.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (written & spoken fluency).

  • Experience working with low- income, and diverse populations of all ages (Including socially, culturally and socio-economic diverse individuals).

  • Experience interviewing clients that have medical, personal, family and/or behavioral problems and helping them to navigate healthcare and social services systems.

  • A warm and engaging personality that allows the person hired for this position to connect with patients in crisis. In addition, individuals in this position need to be able to be calm under stressful situations, since many of the patients coming to the emergency room are in pain or going through traumatic events and they are, in many cases, very stressed out.

  • Knowledgeable of health and other resources in Bernalillo County. The person hired for this position will assist community members gain access to resources and overcome socio-economic barriers.

  • Proficient with data entry and word processing. Able to write reports and patient notes in English.

  • Candidates for this position must be eligible for employment as verified by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA); those individuals on the OIG/GSA Exclusion Lists will not be considered for hire. Once hired, periodic checks will be made for eligibility of continued employment.

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentFCM/Office of Community Health (160U)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2019
Pay$12.38 - $18.57 hourly
Benefits EligibleThis 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 StatementTemporary 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 RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date6/15/2018
Application InstructionsPlease 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.

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