The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant - Community Health Worker

Hiring department Medical School
Hourly salary $18.26+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 20.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-16-01-4222
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position is a temporary position with an estimated duration of 3 months from the start date.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Conduct community outreach and health survey interviews of families and individuals, and facilitate connections with health and social services providers for the Household Level Assessment (HoLA) project as part of the Neighborhood Health Initiative.

Essential Functions

Work with Dell Medical School faculty, staff and community partners to develop neighborhood-level strategies to conduct household level assessments of the health and social services needs of families and individuals. Maintain regular communication with community partners via face-to-face meetings, emails, and texts, phone calls. Work with Dell Med Neighborhood Health Initiative program managers to create and distribute educational material for community partners. Collect data and assist in generating reports on health outreach activities and outcomes. Follow-up with HoLA survey participants via phone calls or in-person visits. Document activities and results in an effective manner while adhering to project protocols and Dell Medical School guidelines.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Four (4) years of relevant experience or a Bachelor's Degree. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Promotora/Community Health Worker. Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and community engagement skills, including ability to reconcile differences. Strong customer service mindset in working with internal and external partners. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team in implementing project goals. Demonstrated excellence working with people from diverse backgrounds (may include Latinos, African Americans, and people of all ages, people experiencing homelessness, formerly incarcerated, people with disabilities, physical, and mental illnesses, variety of education levels and professions). Proficiency of interviewing techniques to obtain personal information, to make inquiries and referrals, and to resolve conflicting statements. Working knowledge of community-based resources including health and social services, eligibility, and how to access them. Adherence to highest ethical, legal, and regulatory standards for community health workers. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working for or with health care and/or community based organization. Bilingual Spanish proficiency a plus. Ability to use computer equipment. Ability to drive and access to a reliable car to travel within the local Austin area. Knowledge of resources that serve individuals who are older, with a disability and/or other barriers. Understanding of equity, root causes of health disparities, and social determinants of health.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Flexible hours. Some evenings and weekends will be required. This position will require reliable personal transportation to different areas in Austin and mileage will be reimbursed.

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