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Salary: 18000
Job Description: RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Have you ever helped a family member or friend receive healthcare services? Do your neighbors or friends come to you for help? Are there things harming your community you feel passionate about changing? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," this might be the service opportunity for you.

Position Title: Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC) Community Health Worker (CHW)

Site Location: Community-based organizations in Salt Lake City, Ogden, and St. George, Utah

Program Start Date: July or August 2019

Position Description:

CHWs are trusted, knowledgeable frontline 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 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 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 calls, home visits, and visits to other settings where patients can be found
Working closely with clinical 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 mount 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 18 years of age
High school diploma or GED
Legal Permanent Resident or citizen of the U.S.
Written and oral fluency in English; bi-lingual in Spanish, Arabic, and/or French desired
Basic computer skills
Ability to commit to approximately 33 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year)
Ability to begin service in July or August 2019
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 patients’ homes
A 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.
Location: Utah

Information

How to Apply: How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete the application located here or submit a resume and cover letter to the UHC Program Director, Cynthia O’Connor, at Cynthia@auch.org. Resumes withou
Closing Date: 08/01/2019
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