Community Health Liaison - Part- Time - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Community Health Liaison - Part- Time - School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Clinical Professionals

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230000MK

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 seek a Part-Time (Casual) (15hrs/week) Community Health Liaison to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX, 77030. This hybrid position will allow for both in-office and remote work. This position will support Project HALT, which focuses on the science of preventing homelessness. In this position, you will contact potential participants as they are discharged from the emergency department to assess eligibility and interest in the program and provide an assessment and offer homeless diversion services to the individual.

Once you join us you wont 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 Key Accountabilities:

  • Interviews and established rapport with study participants in order to encourage complete accurate responses and continuing participation in the study. Works in the field, either going to homes or places of business or at specific study areas.

  • Contacts study participants to schedule interviews in the research study.

  • Decides methods of tracking participants, how to conduct interviews, and whether callbacks are necessary to get further information while coding.

  • Researches newspaper files, hospital records, funeral homes, and all other available resources to obtain names, addresses, phone numbers and other information about study participants.

  • Conducts intervention with research subjects and refers to appropriate physician or healthcare practitioner as outlines in the study policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Schedules tests and physicals as outlines in the study policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Codes and edits information for research projects for entry into data management system.

  • Handles administrative details such as time and effort reports, and mileage reports.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Excellent telephonic communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a complex schedule

  • Cultural sensitivity in working with diverse communities including ability to develop rapport with diverse individuals

  • Ability to work independently

  • Comfort with technology and data entry

  • Equipment will be provided but stable internet and a quiet environment will be needed for those who work from home

  • Background in homeless or social services

  • Experience with HMIS

  • Bilingual – Spanish/English

Minimum Education:

  • High school degree or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

No experience is required, but previous experience working with homeless populations or social services is 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 § 51.215Residency 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.