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UT Health Community Health Worker I - School of Public Health - Rio Grande Valley, TX - Bilingual in Brownsville, Texas

Community Health Worker I - School of Public Health - Rio Grande Valley, TX - Bilingual

Brownsville, Texas


Clinical Professionals

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2100035C

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The overall goal of the project, “Salud en Mis Manos: Delivering Evidence-Based Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention Services to Latinas in Underserved Texas South and Gulf Coast Communities” (Lara S. Savas, PI) is to increase mammography, cervical screening and HPV vaccination among Latinas ages 18 years and over in the South Texas Gulf Coast area. The Certified Community Health Worker will recruit participants, deliver the program’s education session virtually, over the phone or in person; and deliver follow-up health coaching navigation calls to participants past due for their breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccinations.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Works in the field traveling to community organizations, clinics or homes to recruit participants

  • Delivers cancer prevention class to participants; discusses participants’ questions or concerns, and refers to appropriate community health resources, as outlined in the program’s procedures.

  • Delivers follow-up health coaching navigation calls to participants due for their breast and cervical cancer screenings and HPV vaccinations.

  • Reports administrative details such as time and effort, and mileage.

  • Helps patients utilize resources in their area and assist with applications for eligible programs.

  • Educates patients of clinical care team roles, expectations of patient centered medical home (PCMH) activities to manage their health conditions, and the importance of preventative health care.

  • Motivates patients to be active, engaged participants in their health care.

  • Thoroughly documents patient encounter activities and follow up functions of resource distribution and referrals to resolve patient needs.

  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of community needs, resources, services and programs available to advocate for patient needs and requests.

  • Continuously expands knowledge for professional growth and development to meet requirements to maintain State certification and skills competency that supports department goals.

  • Maintains confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regards to patient information. Adheres to all policies, procedures and standards within the organization.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Certified CHW

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Must have ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of work.


  • Must be willing and able to travel to offsite locations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, as needed to perform job activites.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Word, Excel, Internet and Google Drive items.Experience in community. outreach, health education and case management.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Priority given to applicants with REDCap or Qualtrics experience.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience in health, social worker or education. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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