Community Health Worker

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Job Title:

Community Health Worker

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Community Health Worker

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting for extended periods of time; lifting up to 50 lbs.; computer and telephone work.


Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends may be required.

Job Summary:

The Markey Cancer Center is recruiting a Community Health Worker which will be part of the Community Impact Office. This person will establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with community organizations to promote health equity. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the African American population of the greater Lexington area. This candidate will form collaborations with African American community leaders and other stakeholders to identify community needs and priorities related to cancer and health equity. This person will conduct outreach and engagement activities to promote cancer prevention, screening to help improve health outcomes among African Americans and undeserved communities. S/he will advocate and link/refer people to needed services, including screenings, clinical trials, patient education, and survivorship.

To be considered for this position, you must full complete the online application, then upload both a cover letter and your resume.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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Preferred Education/Experience:

At least 2 years of related experience preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time