Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC) Community Health Worker (CHW) - Various Locations

November 21, 2022

About AmeriCorps: UHC, an AmeriCorps program of the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), currently supports more than 20 members serving in over 10 sites throughout the state of Utah. UHC CHWs make a difference in the community by providing vital health education and connections to health and social resources to improve patient lives.

AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

Program Benefits:

  • Living stipend in the amount of $2,083.33/month ($25,000/year), distributed semi-monthly
  • Eli Segal Education award in the amount of $6,345 upon successful completion of service
  • Postponement of eligible student loans
  • Health insurance premium reimbursement (to include dental) up to $170 per month for those not enrolled in a plan
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Professional development and subject-matter training

Qualifications and Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be considered for the program:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pass the necessary program background checks
  • Legal Permanent Resident or citizen of the U.S.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to commit to approximately 33 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year)
  • Ability to attend a mandatory 5-7 day virtual orientation
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with patients and program stakeholders
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the target community
  • Willingness to be present on-site in clinical and community spaces
  • Willingness to conduct home visits
  • Good communication skills such as listening, speaking, and writing
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to patients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Willingness to take initiative and be pro-active in daily work
  • Willingness to travel to community-based organizations as needed
  • In order to be qualified for service with UHC, individuals must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption.

 

UHC CHW responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families
  • Screening patients for Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) needs and connecting patients to community resources to address these needs
  • Liaising with project and community partners
  • Conducting intake interviews with patients utilizing motivational interviewing and health coaching, and enrolling and/or referring patients into applicable health and community resources
  • Following-up with patients via phone calls, home visits, and visits to other settings where patients can be found
  • Working closely with clinical teams to ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Documenting patient activities and outcomes in appropriate databases
  • Attending team meetings as assigned to discuss progress, successes, and challenges related to the position
  • Other duties as assigned by clinic or supervisors must be in accordance with AmeriCorps terms and conditions

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Ashlynne Rasmussen arasmussen@auch.org