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Job Summary: 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.

AUCH is hiring CHWs to work in local communities as part of COVID-19 response efforts. CHWs will work primarily with underserved communities at risk for exposure throughout Utah by connecting individuals and families to COVID-19 testing at local health centers.
Primary Responsibilities: CHW responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families.
Providing education about COVID-19.
Helping people who are exposed to or infected with COVID-19 to access testing and/or understand what is required for quarantine and isolation.
Screening patients for Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) needs and connecting patients to community resources to address these needs.
Helping patients to establish a medical home if needed.
Documenting activities and outcomes in appropriate databases.
Attending team meetings to discuss progress, successes, and challenges.
Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: Qualifications and Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be considered for the program:

High school diploma or GED
Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish required, other languages desired
Reliable transportation
Ability to work remotely and access to a reliable internet connection
Basic computer skills
Familiarity with documenting activities and entering data
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with patients and families
Understanding of, and sensitivity to, targeted communities
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
Experience working within community partnerships preferred
Experience working as a Community Health Worker, or in a similar capacity, for at least one year is preferred
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Cynthia O’Connor at Cynthia@auch.org. Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this job. The statements are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description may be changed and additional duties may be added or assigned from time to ti
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: $15/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $17/hour
Salary Minimum: $30,000
Salary Maximum: $35,000
Status: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City

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Contact Name: Cynthia O'Connor
Email: cynthia@auch.org