University of North Texas Health Science Center - Outreach Worker

Location
Fort Worth
Posted
Jul 08, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center seeks an experienced Outreach Worker for a grant-funded program to improve birth outcomes in Tarrant County. This is a new position that will require an outreach worker with knowledge and practical experience in engaging community members, dissemination of current health information, and developing relationships in the community with referral sources. The ideal candidate will have a strong maternal and child health knowledge base, be passionate about working with under-served and vulnerable populations. Must have strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:* Recruit potential participants into Healthy Start, provide orientation, and complete referral process.* Provide weekly community education classes to Healthy Start participants and community members and leverage other educational resources as necessary.* Conduct outreach to engage community members, such as through community events, civic groups, library activities, and health and social service events.* Assist people in enrolling for appropriate health care coverage.* Establish positive, supportive relationships with participants and community members.* Conduct home visits.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.