Community Health Worker

Employer:
University of Vermont Extension, Migrant Health Programs
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Location: Addison County, Chittenden County, Washington County,
About the Job
The University of Vermont Extension’s Migrant Health Programs is recruiting two Community Health Workers (CHWs); one based out of Middlebury, the other out of South Burlington or Berlin. Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish and should possess a strong understanding of the population to be served either because of prior work, relationship in/to the community and/or other life experience. Cultural agility is required. The CHWs will assist in, coordinate, and implement community-based outreach activities, initiatives, and programs that contribute to health equity within designated migrant communities working to improve quality of life at an individual, household and population level by acting as a liaison, cultural broker, educator, advocate, navigator, and interpreter between individuals and community-based organizations to promote health, reduce disparities, and improve service delivery. This position functions with minimal daily supervision while working in collaboration with a statewide migrant health team to fulfil programmatic objectives. Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a social sciences or humanities and one year of related experience. Must demonstrate ability to effectively and independently plan, organize, and coordinate access to health and social services. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required with experience and capacity to work with diverse audiences. Proficient computer and multimedia skills essential. Willingness travel and work a flexible schedule which at times will include evenings and weekends. For further information or to apply with electronic application, resume, and cover letter, visit: www.uvmjobs.com and search for position #00027129 for Middlebury and #00027130 for South Burlington/Berlin
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected
by federal or state law.
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Migrant Health Program lives within UVM Extension at the University of Vermont. UVM Extension has an active DEI committee that has increasingly ensured that DEI conversations including issues of racial equity are integrated into as many organization wide meetings and trainings as possible. In addition, there are intentional spaces created to engage directly about a range of topics including strategies to hire candidates who contribute to the diversity of the workforce. Despite the above list, there is definitely more work that needs to be done at various levels within the university to really evaluate and promote diversity, equity, and belonging.

At a program level, we actively seek out staff who have unique connections and/or a strong understanding of im/migrant communities either because of prior work, relationship in/to the communities and/or other life experience. We have built a multilingual and multicultural team within Migrant Health Programs and strive to continuously learn together with staff about how to create a supportive and safe environment for all on the team.

Wage or Salary
$46,000 to $52,000