The University of Vermont Extension’s Migrant Health Programs is recruiting two Community Health Workers. The incumbents 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. Position may be .80 to 1.0 FTE based on assigned territory and experience level.
The Community Health Worker will assist in, coordinate, and implement community-based outreach activities, initiatives, and programs that contribute to health equity within designated immigrant communities. 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. Coordinate clinical outreach efforts and collaborate with local health and social service organizations to assist them in addressing systemic barriers to health and social services.
The position functions with minimal daily supervision, while working in collaboration with a statewide migrant health team to fulfil programmatic objectives. Applicants must demonstrate the 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. Must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule which at times will include evenings and weekends. Work is often completed in the field, with an assigned office location in South Burlington, Morrisville, St. Albans, Middlebury, Berlin, or Springfield.
Applicants may apply for a Community Health Worker I or Community Health Worker II based on level of experience. Applicants must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. To apply as a Community Health Worker I, search for posting number S4573PO. To apply as a Community Health Worker II, search for posting number S4578PO. 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. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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. 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. At a University level, there are many initiative such as the DEI Identity Centers and Center for Cultural Pluralism. 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 racial equity.
At a program level, we actively seek out staff who have unique connections and/or a strong understanding of the migrant and immigrant communities we serve either because of prior work, relationship in/to the community 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.