Community Health Worker

Job Summary
This position will cover Jackson and Laurel Counties. The main office for this position will be located in one of these counties listed.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is now a more complex position which is nationally recognized. In addition to acting as a client advocate and liaison, the CHW plays a significant role in research by recruiting specific clients for research projects and working with them throughout the study.
The CHW provides care coordination to assist patients in reaching a healthier lifestyle while managing their chronic disease states. This position has one-on-one interaction with patients in order to provide services to at-risk clients and families.
The CHW assesses patient needs for health coverage, self-management health education, makes referral recommendations and assists in accessing services as appropriate; advocates on behalf of the patients and or families to health and human service providers and agencies; completes home visits as needed.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Communication skills, computer skills, knowledge of county and state resources.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience
One or more years experience enrolling participants into a health plan or any kind of research projects
Deadline to Apply 11/13/2018 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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