Title of Position: Community Health Worker (Assistant Research Scientist) Project: RadX-UP - A Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership Model to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Urban Underserved and Vulnerable Communities Direct Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, NP Job Type: Part-Time Length of Employment: 3 Months with possibility of extension Number of Positions Available: 7
This NIH study will test the effectiveness of an intervention designed to promote COVID testing uptake, adoption of COVID control measures, and mutual aid capacity at the household level. The findings from this study will provide an evidence-base to inform current and future public health initiatives related to COVID-19 mitigation in underserved and vulnerable communities.
The Community Health Worker will report to Dr. Guilamo-Ramos. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos directs the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, which seeks to foster the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions designed to promote positive Latino youth development, and examine and address issues such as immigration and their impact on Latino families and communities. CDUHR is an NIH-funded Center that supports transdisciplinary research to prevent and treat HIV, HCV, overdose, and substance use.
The Community Health Worker will have experience with providing culturally and linguistically appropriate community outreach and engagement, as well as talking to parents and/or youth about sensitive health topics (i.e. COVID-19 testing, prevention, and vaccination).
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide linkage and navigation of families to ancillary services when indicated (i.e. social welfare, vocational services)
Provision of culturally appropriate and accessible health information for families.
Coordinate the delivery of psychosocial support and stigma reduction to families
Flexible part-time schedule (including weekends)
Cultural competence working with Latinos and African Americans
Strong commitment to working in communities with health disparities
Skills and Knowledge:
Bilingual (English and Spanish preferred)
Strong communication and rapport-building skills
Excellent organizational and management skills
Experience with service navigation and health education is preferred
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