26 days old

Community Health Worker

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Community Health Worker
Requisition Number RE32665
Working Title
Department Name 8G030:Educational, School and Counseling Psych
Work Location Louisville, KY
Grade Level 40
Salary Range $15.00-24.02/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
HS
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
1 yr
Required License/Registration/Certification
None
Physical Requirements
The physical requirements of this position include: lifting, pushing, and/or pulling and walking with objects up to 10lbs and sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time with repetitive motions (such as typing).
Shift
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Job Summary
This position is based in Louisville, Kentucky and is grant funded through 2023. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as peer navigators for a recently funded HIV prevention grant focused on PrEP uptake among adult African American women at high risk for HIV. The purpose of this grant is to increase PrEP uptake by implementing a culturally-responsive evidenced-based group intervention and supplemental educational activities to reduce barriers to PrEP access. The CHWs will support the initiative and contribute to the achievement of the following objectives: identify, engage, recruit, and retain adult African American women, provide health education using an evidence based curriculum, provide navigation services to address social determinants of health by linking women to resources, nurture existing and develop new partnerships, and assist with data collection.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
High School degree. Travel may be necessary to meet project goals and objectives.
Deadline to Apply 06/22/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2022-06-06 Expires: 2022-07-06

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