The Community Health Worker - NAIP, under the supervision of the Director of Community Outreach Services, will conduct outreach education and recruitment activities to promote the Harris Health CenteringPregnancy prenatal care intervention focused on improving birth outcomes including preterm births, infant mortality rates, and other adverse complications. The intervention will target at-risk pregnant women eligible for Medicaid or CHIP Perinatal in identified high risk communities in Harris County. The CHW- Strong Start will also assist with development of tracking tools, perform data key-entry, and produce data reports for the project. Outreach services will be provided at offsite community locations within Harris County following a flexible work schedule.
1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: High School Diploma or
GED Texas DSHS Community Health Worker Certified preferred
2. Work Experience (Years and Area): 3 years in community health/
outreach, health care setting, business/insurance office providing
instruction/application assistance to individuals and/or groups.
3. Management Experience (Years and Area): None
4. Equipment Operated: Computer
1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact),
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required? No
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
2. Other Skills: Analytical / Mathematics / P.C./ Word Proc
3. Advanced Education: None
4. Work Schedule: Weekends / Flexible / Travel
5. Other Requirements: Travel to worksites in the community
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.