Description

Salary: Living stipend $18,000 and $5,920 at end
Job Description: Program Start Date: September 1, 2018
Position Description:
CHWs are trusted, knowledgeable front line health personnel who typically come from the communities they serve. CHWs bridge cultural and linguistic barriers, expand access to coverage and care, and improve health outcomes. UHC CHWs serving at Martindale Clinic will help individuals and families access both medical and mental health services in a recovery friendly environment. CHWs will provide services to strengthen patient engagement and connection to support services in the community.
UHC CHW responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:
• Establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families to help them become more engaged in their health
• Conducting intake interviews and screenings with patients utilizing motivational interviewing and health coaching, and enrolling and/or referring patients into applicable health and community resources
• Following-up with patients via phone and physical meetings to support service engagement
• Working closely with medical and behavioral health treatment teams to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care
• Documenting patient activities and outcomes in appropriate databases
• Attending team meetings as assigned to discuss progress, successes, and challenges related to the position
• Other duties as assigned by clinic or supervisors must be in accordance with AmeriCorps terms and conditions
About AmeriCorps
UHC, an AmeriCorps program of the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), currently supports more than 20 members serving in over 10 sites throughout the state of Utah. UHC CHWs make a difference in the community by providing vital health education and connections to health and social resources to improve patient lives.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
Service Schedule: UHC CHWs are expected to serve at least 1700 hours over 52 weeks (one year). This includes participating in direct service, additional activities, events, service projects, and training as provided or mandated by the program. Exact service schedule will be determined in coordination with supervisors but will take place during normal business hours.
Program Benefits: Full-time UHC CHWs will receive the following program benefits:
• Living stipend in the amount of $1,500/month ($18,000/year), distributed bi-monthly
• Eli Segal Education award in the amount of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
• Postponement of eligible student loans
• Health insurance premium reimbursement (to include dental) up to $170 per month for those not enrolled in a plan
• Childcare assistance, if eligible
• Professional development and subject-matter training
Qualifications and Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be considered for the program:
• At least 21 years of age
• High school diploma or GED
• Pass the necessary background checks as listed below
• Legal Permanent Resident or citizen of the U.S.
• Provide a drug test at hire and remain drug free during service
• Written and oral fluency in English
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with patients and program stakeholders
• Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the target community
• Good communication skills such as listening, speaking, and writing
• Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to patients
• Ability to work independently and as part of a group
• Willingness to take initiative and be pro-active in daily work
• Willingness to travel to community-based organizations and treatment programs as needed
A National Sex Offender Public Website search, and state and federal background check will be conducted on all potential candidates. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be made for those with disabilities.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their resumes to rhose@odysseyhouse.org
Location: 344 E 100 S, Salt Lake City Utah 84111
Status: 4 positions open, Apply asap

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How to Apply: Email resume to Robin Hose: rhose@odysseyhouse.org
Closing Date: 9/30/2018
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