Lay Health Promoter/Outreach Worker - Reproductive Health - Part-Time

Central Houston, TX

Lay Health Promoter/Outreach Worker - Reproductive Health - Part-Time

Location: Central Houston, Texas

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UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240000CU

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for Part-Time/ Casual/ Hourly Lay Health Promoter/ Outreach Workers to join the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. In this position, you will provide outreach and/or lay health education to campus communities in colleges in participating in Own Every Piece’s reproductive health campaign as a reproductive health campus ambassador. Campus Ambassadors will play a crucial role in providing reproductive health education, organizing events, and fostering a supportive environment for students to engage in conversations about sexual health and well-being. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about promoting awareness for health in their communities.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides outreach and/or lay health education to campus communities in colleges in participating in Own Every Piece’s reproductive health campaign as a reproductive health campus ambassador. Campus Ambassadors will play a crucial role in providing reproductive health education, organizing events, and fostering a supportive environment for students to engage in conversations about sexual health and well-being.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as a representative of Own Every Piece on campus to promote reproductive health awareness and destigmatize related topics

  • Organize and execute on-campus events, workshops, and seminars focused on reproductive health education.

  • Establishes relationships with student groups, health services, and other campus organizations to co-host events.

  • Assists in the recruitment of program and study participants for OEP related programs and community research projects.

  • Gather feedback from students to assess the impact of outreach efforts

  • Contacts study participants to schedule educational sessions.

  • Encourages their campus communityto participate in the project and may provide education based training through face-to-face outreach and the use of various communication channels, including social media, to share information about events, resources, and reproductive health services.

  • Communicates study participants questions and/or concerns to Project Director, Principal Investigator or Co-Co-Principal Investigator and leaders about the program's objectives and progress

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Certification/Skills:

  • Current enrollment in a college or university program

  • Passion for reproductive health and a commitment to promoting awareness

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to plan and execute events independently

  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred but not required.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred; but not required.

Minimum Experience:

  • None.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.