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Job Summary: CHWs are trusted, knowledgeable frontline health personnel who typically come from the communities they serve. 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.
Primary Responsibilities: 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
Desired Qualifications: • At least 18 years of age
• High school diploma or GED
• Pass the necessary program background checks
• Legal Permanent Resident or citizen of the U.S.
• Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish required
• Flexibility to serve on-site and remotely as required by site in response to COVID-19
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to commit to approximately 33 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year)
• Ability to attend a mandatory 3-5 day virtual orientation
• 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 as needed
Benefits / Why Work for Us: • Living stipend in the mount of $2,083.33/month ($25,000/year), distributed bi-monthly
• Eli Segal Education award in the amount of $6,195 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
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to toliveira@upfh.org.
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $25,000
Salary Maximum: $25,000
Status: Full Time
Location: Utah Partners for Health - 7651 S Main St, Midvale, UT 84047

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Contact Name: toliveira@upfh.org
Email: toliveira@upfh.org