Lay Health Promoter/Outreach Worker - Part-Time Casual - Brownsville, TX

Brownsville, TX

Lay Health Promoter/Outreach Worker - Part-Time Casual - Brownsville, TX

Location: Brownsville, Texas


Category: Education / Child Care

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230002R4

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for Part-Time Casual/ Hourly Lay Health Promoter/ Outreach Workers to join the Tu Salud Si Cuenta program as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health at the Brownsville Regional Campus in Brownsville, TX. In this position, you will lead community-based physical activity classes that are free and open to the public. Instructors will be expected to work in various communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley. These classes will incorporate nutrition education information.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! (TSSC) program is in search of enthusiastic and motivated certified physical activity instructors to lead classes throughout the Rio Grande Valley as a part-time/casual employee. In this part-time/casual position, instructors will work directly with program staff as well as city partners to implement health programming throughout the region.

TSSC is an evidence-based, collaborative, innovative, and results-driven community-wide campaign focused on improving health outcomes through chronic disease prevention. With partners across the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, this large-scale initiative delivers mass media health messaging, social support, risk factor screening, education, and

health messaging using media, provides social support through various classes, increases nutrition education and access to physical activity resources (e.g., exercise groups), provides health risk screenings, and supports environmental and policy change strategies.

Municipal and county partners include Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, Hidalgo County Precincts 1 and 4, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Primera, and San Benito. All of these cities were chosen, in part, due to the desire from city and county leadership to support building healthy lifestyle programs, paving the way for local leaders and university staff to leverage resources and provide free programming to community residents and identify built environment and policy solutions to better address population health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • 1. Leads instruction of community-based classes that are free and open to the public.

  • Establishes relationships with community members and establishes rapport with them to aid in community buy-in of the TSSC program.

  • Maintains contact with program participants.

  • Encourages community members to participate in the project and may provide education-based training.

  • Receives equipment and educational materials training of application.

  • Communicates participants questions and/or concerns to city and university staff.

  • Communicates with other organizations' professionals, projects field specialists, and project leaders about the program's objectives and progress.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Certification or degree in nutrition, physical activity, or exercise-related group instruction.CPR certification

  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred but not required.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred; but not required.

Minimum Experience:

  • Previous experience working with community-based programs is highly preferred.

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.