The University of Vermont Extension Program is recruiting a regional Community Health Worker for southern Vermont to join a statewide team. Position may be .80 to 1.0 FTE based the final candidate’s experience, skills, and grant project needs. The Southern position will cover Windham, Bennington, Rutland and Southern Windsor Counties.
The Community Health Worker must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Level I position description: Assist in, coordinate, and implement community based outreach initiatives, services, and programs that contribute to health equity for migrant workers and their family members within assigned region. Improve quality of life at an individual, household and population level by serving 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 enhancing services and addressing systemic barriers to health and social services.
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 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.