Health Advocate- TESSA Project

Fort Worth, TX
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Health Advocate- TESSA Project

Behavioral & Community Health - 303500

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Department Overview
The Health Advocate position will work as part of the TESSA (Technology Enhanced Screening and Supportive Assistance) project team in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Recognizing that Interpersonal Violence (IPV) impacts long term health and mental health outcomes and creates larger economic costs to our community, the TESSA project seeks to improve screening and access to services for this vulnerable population.

Position Details
The Behavioral & Community Health Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Health Advocate to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Provide health coaching, safety planning, and resource linkage for patients identified as being at risk or currently experiencing Interpersonal Violence.
* Facilitate trainings to healthcare providers and service agencies on screening and assist with implementation in clinic settings.
* Act as a liaison between paramedics, partnering service agencies, and clients to access healthcare resources following injury assessments.
* Display competence and clear judgement when responding to crisis situations involving vulnerable patients.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
Bachelors degree from 4 year college/university and two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Experience working with victims of Interpersonal Violence.
* Bilingual (English/Spanish).
* Degree in social work, psychology, or some other human service related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Job Type

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00

Application Types Accepted
Main Form

Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?

Security Sensitive?

Require a valid Texas Driver's License?

Require a certification?


Official Job Title
Health Advocate

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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